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Mozart’s violin exhibited and played at the museum in Salzburg

A private benefactor has gifted a violin played by Mozart when he was in Vienna to the Salzburg Mozart Foundation. The violin will now be reunited with the composer’s piano, given to the foundation in 1856, and his viola, owned by the foundation since 1966. It will be exhibited and regularly played at the museum in Salzburg. Created in 1764, the violin is thought to have been made by Venetian luthier Pietro Antonio Dalla Costa. Mozart acquired the violin shortly after arriving in Vienna – although he spent much of his time in Vienna composing for piano, he always played string instruments in private. He composed several sonatas for violin and piano, intended to be played with his wife Constanze.