Salzburg and the grand tour : 1756-1769
Works by an 'almost supernatural talent'
Italy and Salzburg : 1769-1773
Opera seria : 'fitting the clothes to the figure'
Sacred music : 'I have thoroughly acquainted myself with that style since my youth'
Mannheim and Paris : 1777-1779
The 'classical style' : Mozart and the keyboard
Salzburg and Munich : 1779-1781
Orchestral music : 'the glorious effect of a symphony with flutes, oboes, and clarinets'
Singspiel : 'music must never offend the ear'
'Land of the clavier' : piano concertos and piano chamber music
Vienna and Prague : 1785-1788
Chamber music : 'the greatest composer I know'
Opera buffa : 'most important is that it must be really comic'
The last years : 1788-1791
The last works : 'a rich possession, but even fairer hopes'
de morte transire ad vitam'.