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Editor says, what if Mozart had been off his game at Versailles? muses Robbie Taylor. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Musicians thread.
In 1764,the child prodigy Wolfgang Mozart performed for the Royal Family of King Louis XV in Versailles, France.
Mozart Off-keyAlthough the boy did his best, he was distracted by the sumptuous surroundings and did not please Louis. Discouraged, the boy's father gave up on his dreams of making the boy Europe's foremost musician.
Mozart went into mathematics after being given his choice of direction in his life, and published many important papers during the early 19th century.