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18-Year-Old Mozart: The Justin Bieber Of His Day?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, circa 1775, in an original piece of artwork by Lorenz Vogel, circa 1891. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, circa 1775, in an original piece of artwork by Lorenz Vogel, circa 1891. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Classical music columnist Fran Hoepfner draws comparisons between the 18-year-old Justin Bieber and the 18-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Hoepfner (@franhoepfner) joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, which Mozart wrote when he was 18.

Music From The Segment

“Eine kleine Nachtmusik,” performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by George Szell

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“The Magic Flute, K.620: Overture,” performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Parry

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“Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K.492: Overture,” performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Edward Downes

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“Symphony No. 29,” performed by the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Herbert von Karajan

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