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Only Connect - Charles Burney <> Wolfgang Mozart

How are these sitters connected?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
by Friedrich Theodor Müller, after Friedrich Wilhelm Schmidt
early 19th century
NPG D13753

The connection
In 1770, the musicologist Charles Burney met Mozart in Bologna. He wrote: ‘The little man is grown a good deal but still a little man.’

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