I can’t believe that I almost let the day slip by – the 255th birthday of the greatest classical whiz kid of all time – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  He was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756 and died at the age of 35, in Vienna, Austria on December 5, 1791.  His name, at his christening was

Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart

That is truly a mouth full! A large name for a man of small physical stature, but a name befitting the extraordinary gifts of such a musician as he.  I hope he doesn’t mind that I shorten that name just a bit, and with love, admiration, and deepest respect, I say

Happy Birthday, Wolfie!

For all the joy and pleasure you have given me, I am eternally grateful!  Of your glorious music, there could never be enough. . .