As Christmas nears, you might be finding yourself wrapped up in the spirit of the season, searching for that perfect gift for each and every one of your special people. You might also find yourself at once enjoying quality time with family, and quietly grateful that the holidays roll around only once a year.
It didn’t take Christmas to cause Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to do some good, old-fashioned re-gifting, or to bring occasion for some family politicking. On March 23, 1782, Mozart wrote from Vienna to his father that he enclosed with his letter some gifts for him and for Nannerl, Mozart’s older sister. One of those gifts was a rondo Mozart composed for his Piano Concerto K. 175.