Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on this day in 1791 – aged just 35.
Mozart’s exact cause of death is not known, however reports indicate he had been bed ridden for several weeks prior – suffering from swelling, pain and vomiting.
Whilst many hypotheses exist, official Viennese records state “hitziges Frieselfieber” – severe military fever.
MOZART | DIVERTIMENTO IN D MAJOR, K.136 | YEHUDI MENUHIN & MOSCOW VIRTUOSI
Mozart: The 5 Violin Concertos |2CDS|
Itzhak Perlman, Violin
James Levine, Conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Release Date: July 18, 1995