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The Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation was formed in the late 1800s to further the study of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life and work. In 1956, the Foundation began presenting concerts in a yearly festival that begins on December 5 (the anniversary of Mozart’s death) with the Requiem. During our week-long broadcast of The Mozart Festival you’ll hear highlights from the year’s festival, artist interviews and behind-the-scenes features that take you for a close-up look at original manuscripts and letters by Mozart, for a visit to a cafĂ© frequented by the Mozart family, and a revealing look at original portraits of Mozart. Join The Mozart Festival this week at 8pm.

Daniel Gilliam is the weekday afternoon host (1-3pm) on 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville, and director of radio for Louisville Public Media.