The 200 year old legend of Mozart is contradicted by a mass of evidence. But of equal importance are glaring gaps in the ‘official’ story. Where did W.A. Mozart learn composition, harmony and orchestration ? From which teacher ? At which school or college ? The answer is - SILENCE.
In remarkable musical research conducted in 2007/8 by Luca Bianchini, Anna Trombetta and Agostino Taboga of Italy the theatre score of the first performance of 'Le Nozze di Figaro' (1786) was analysed in detail from microfiches made at the Austrian National Library, together with the background history of that work. A rare event in Mozart research. The result ? This opera has music NOT by Mozart. It was, in fact, only a hastily made arrangement made by Mozart and da Ponte in Vienna of a work already existing in the German language. Which was staged full of musical and textual errors in its new Italianised form in Vienna in May of 1786. A version that was hissed and booed in its short run in Vienna. Mozart was NOT the composer of this music.
For more see -
'The Manufacture of Mozart - Preface'