Mozart &
Material Culture

Souvenirs

Capital of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and from 1737 a secundogeniture of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty following the dying out of the Medici family; the Grand Duke during Mozart's time in Florence, Leopold, a son of Maria Theresia and Franz I, later became Emperor Leopold II, succeeding his brother Joseph II

Mozart Relevance

Mozart and his father were in Florence 30 March-6 April 1770; they stayed at the L'Aquila Nera (via Borgognissanti, 4). Mozart gave a concert at the Villa Poggio Imperiale on 2 April and on 5 April played at the home of Giuseppe Maria Gavard des Pivets. 

Giuseppe Zocchi, La Real Villa detta il Poggio Imperiale' from Vedute delle ville e d'altri luoghi della Toscana (1744).jpeg

Giuseppe Zocchi, 'La Real Villa detta il Poggio Imperiale' from Vedute delle ville e d'altri luoghi della Toscana (1744)


Date (Mozart)
1770
Location (Mozart)
Florence
Bibliographic Reference
Adorno, Accademie e Istituzioni Culturali a Firenze; Gibbin, Chimirri and Mazzini, Mozart a Firenze; Rognoli, La musica alla Corte dei Granduchi; Wignall, In Mozart's Footsteps, 233-236; Rice, 'Music in the Duomo during the Reign of Pietro Leopoldo I (1765-1790)'; Basso, I Mozart in Italia, 390-393