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MOZART'S STAY IN FRANKFURT
Around 10. - 31.8.1763 ● 28.9. - 16.10.1790
In August 1763, the Mozart family spent three weeks at Frankfurt, being on their way to London and Paris:
Initially, they resided at Bendergasse No. 3 (today, a casement with a writing, scratched into it by Leopold Mozart can still be found), later the family moved to Fahrgasse 41 (today No. 27), in the guesthouse "Zum Goldenen Löwen". After the great success of a first concert in the "Scharfischer Saal", behind the "Liebfrauenberg", young Mozart played in another three concerts, which were very successful. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe later wrote down: "I have seen Mozart as a seven year old, when he played in a concert on his way through..."
At the time of the emperor's coronation from 23rd of September to 16th of October in 1790, Mozart again came to Frankfurt.
Nevertheless, only after the coronation, the 15th of October 1970, he presented himself in concert in the "Komödienhaus".
He lived in the "Backhaus", in the Kalbächer Gasse 10, with the director of the theatre, Johann Heinrich Böhm. During his stay, Mozart composed parts of the adagio for an organ concerto, in order to "play some ducats into the hands of my beloved missus" - possibly that was a commissioned piece for the waxworks of Count Deym at Vienna. (594)
Untiringly, since establishing the city boundary, the Main metropolis extended its limits, and during a short time in World War II, was Germany's biggest city in extension.
During the post war period, the city developed to an economic metropolis and became headquarters of the European Central Bank in 1999. Today, Frankfurt is Germany's number one stock market place.
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