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Acclaimed conductor and author Jane Glover explores Mozart’s three childhood trips to Italy and the profound effect they had on his astounding musical career. Mozart and his father Leopold travelled from the theatres of Milan to the church-filled streets of Rome. They visited Naples, poorer and more dangerous than the prosperous north, and carnivalesque Venice. All the while Mozart was absorbing Italian culture, language, style and art, and honing his craft by performing everywhere from organ lofts to royal weddings. But as his vast success grew so did the expectations of his father, whose schemes seemed to create as many enemies as Mozart’s music made friends.