Press (1.12.2016)

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Unique Mozart’s piano in the exhibition Man – Instrument – Music

In the exhibition Man – Instrument – Music, there is another unique item belonging to the National Museum collections. It is an 18th century fortepiano, which has survived to this day thanks to one significant event. During one of his visits to Prague, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played it. In January 1787, the genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart visited Prague for the first time. Among the places he appeared was the Institute of Noblewomen in Prague's New Town, which nowadays houses the General Faculty Hospital, as it stopped serving its original purpose during the Josephine Reforms of 1788.


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