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A History of Mozart in a Dozen Objects

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Mozart’s world rediscovered in objects of his time. Professor Cliff Eisen looks at Mozart’s world through objects that were close to him. From BBC Radio 3.

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Objects 12: Blood letting device

In this final episode Cliff Eisen focuses on medicine in the second half of the 18th century, and contemporary views on science and death. We explore today's object: a scarifier,used to bleed Mozart's mother before her death in Paris, and hear a moving account of Mozart's death in 1791 as recalled by his sister-in-law.

11 MIN2011 JAN 13
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Objects 12: Blood letting device

Object 10 & 11: Leopold's books and Mozart's tea chest

Cliff Eisen talks about travel in the 18th Century, and discovers the books Leopold Mozart picked up in London as well as the tea chest that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart carried with him on his travels.

10 MIN2011 JAN 12
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Object 10 & 11: Leopold's books and Mozart's tea chest

Object 9: A Masonic periodical published in Vienna in the 1780s

In this episode Cliff Eisen explores Mozart's Masonic links in Vienna, and the relationship between the Masons and Emperor Joseph II. The object, a Masonic Journal from the 1780s, gives clues about some of the pieces with Masonic symbols that Mozart wrote, like the Magic Flute, and works he composed for Masonic Lodges.

10 MIN2011 JAN 11
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Object 9: A Masonic periodical published in Vienna in the 1780s

Latest Episodes

Objects 12: Blood letting device

In this final episode Cliff Eisen focuses on medicine in the second half of the 18th century, and contemporary views on science and death. We explore today's object: a scarifier,used to bleed Mozart's mother before her death in Paris, and hear a moving account of Mozart's death in 1791 as recalled by his sister-in-law.

11 MIN2011 JAN 13
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Objects 12: Blood letting device

Object 10 & 11: Leopold's books and Mozart's tea chest

Cliff Eisen talks about travel in the 18th Century, and discovers the books Leopold Mozart picked up in London as well as the tea chest that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart carried with him on his travels.

10 MIN2011 JAN 12
Comments
Object 10 & 11: Leopold's books and Mozart's tea chest

Object 9: A Masonic periodical published in Vienna in the 1780s

In this episode Cliff Eisen explores Mozart's Masonic links in Vienna, and the relationship between the Masons and Emperor Joseph II. The object, a Masonic Journal from the 1780s, gives clues about some of the pieces with Masonic symbols that Mozart wrote, like the Magic Flute, and works he composed for Masonic Lodges.

10 MIN2011 JAN 11
Comments
Object 9: A Masonic periodical published in Vienna in the 1780s

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