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Warnings: Habsburgs and gratuitous Mozart. Also, IDK if Leopold and all them are very IC, so you've been warned.


Given that Vienna was known as one of the cities for musicians and that Austria's ruling family, the Habsburgs, were quite fond of fine music, it was not unusual for Austria to private concerts given by musicians invited personally by his empress. What was unusual about this particular concert, however, was that the musician performing was a mere child rather than a full-grown man. Granted, there were rumors all across Vienna about this particular child, but Austria found it rather difficult to believe that this child standing in front of him, his empress, and several of her children was as gifted as the other Viennese nobility said he was.

Once the audience, for lack of a better term, had settled down, the boy's father stepped forward and began to speak. "It is a great honor to be invited here, your majesty," Leopold said, bowing as he spoke. "Wolfgang, too, is honored to be here. If it pleases your majesty, Wolfgang will begin by playing a few of his own compositions."

Upon hearing his name, the little boy merely smiled brightly and sat down at the fortepiano, waiting for his chance to play. As soon as his father gave him the nod to do so, Mozart began to play. Austria watched in awe as this child who was no more than seven years old focused completely on the instrument in front of him, his fingers gliding over the instrument with a skill rarely found in even those musicians older and more accomplished than him. It seemed that the rumors from the other Viennese nobility had their basis after all. Little Mozart played several other pieces after his own were finished, mostly those by more accomplished composers of the day, such as Haydn.

The boy continued to play for some time, even playing while blindfolded because the empress had requested it to test his talent. Of course, the boy had managed to play perfectly even with the blindfold on, much to both Austria and Maria Theresa's amazement. When his performance was finally complete, every person in the room broke out in thunderous applause. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stood up from the fortepiano bench and gave an overly flamboyant bow, seemingly mocking the bow given by his father at the beginning of his performance.

Date: 2010-12-06 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bienquifaitmal.livejournal.com
Even as a child, his music-

Date: 2010-12-06 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bienquifaitmal.livejournal.com
Damn him. Damn him damn him damn him damn him

Date: 2010-12-06 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bienquifaitmal.livejournal.com
Mocking even then. Even now. Of course.

Date: 2010-12-06 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bienquifaitmal.livejournal.com
[...] Hold...how could he see such a thing and know of contraptions of which I have no conception. Mr. Austria does not look to be that much my elder, so how...?

Date: 2010-12-06 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bienquifaitmal.livejournal.com
...None of this makes sense. None of it.

haha okay I'm done [AUDIO]

Date: 2010-12-06 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bienquifaitmal.livejournal.com
...an interesting dream, Mr. Austria. Or is it a memory?

I DO MY BEST FOR YOU BB [AUDIO]

Date: 2010-12-06 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bienquifaitmal.livejournal.com
...I am sorry for saying such a thing, but you do not seem that much my senior, and yet you look the same in that memory as you do now. How can that be, when I would have been a child myself at that time?

<3 x 1000 [AUDIO]

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Video | I HERD U LIEK HABSBURGZ.

Date: 2010-12-06 08:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] choru.livejournal.com
You have them as well... Child celebrities!

Video | O RLY?

Date: 2010-12-10 12:34 pm (UTC)
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So did you see if he could dance? I think you could a choreographed number in there!
From: [identity profile] choru.livejournal.com
The talent has to be on the stage! The music check is done backstage. Everybody knows they don't really do that!

Video | /WATCHES IN HORROR

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Video | aldsjflasdjfl MY BAD.

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Video | The internet doesn't love you.

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2/2 | Video | 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Video | (EVIL_GRIN)

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Video | /CREEP

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Video | MY PREEEEEEECIOUS

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Date: 2010-12-06 10:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fetched-water.livejournal.com
What a talented young man!

Date: 2010-12-07 09:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fetched-water.livejournal.com
Mozart... oh! I have. I've even played a piece or two written by him. Though I don't often picture musicians so young when I think of them. Was he truly so brilliant at so early an age?

Date: 2010-12-07 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fetched-water.livejournal.com
Nor do I. How grand a person he must have been! Did you know him personally?

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Date: 2010-12-06 10:04 am (UTC)
prosecutes: (:|a)
From: [personal profile] prosecutes
(How wonderful to be reminded that not all dreams brought out by these devices are dreadful. It's as though watching the world's most accurate documentary.)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart... no less magnificent than as history describes him.

Date: 2010-12-07 09:17 am (UTC)
prosecutes: (Confident)
From: [personal profile] prosecutes
That is true. However, many of his compositions survived and have been played by aspiring musicians throughout the ages. Each composition has an eternal amount of variations, as no two musicians will ever play it exactly the same. One could even argue that such a trait in itself is the beauty of music -- every man, woman and child will have their own interpretation of the notes.

Date: 2010-12-09 04:33 am (UTC)
prosecutes: (You accidentally the whole court record?)
From: [personal profile] prosecutes
Was there a time when his music was not appreciated?

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