Mozart's piano returns to Vienna after 255 years
According to information from tourism officials the piano will be put back in the same room in Vienna where it used be when Mozart possessed it and will be on view for 2 weeks to visitors.
Made by Anton Walter, regarded as one of the leading piano makers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, the piano was said to be famous composer's favorite. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was using it almost every day, until his death, often taking it with him to salons and concerts and even to court when giving performances.
The instrument was given as a present to the Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg in 1856 by Mozart's son Carl Thomas on the occasion of the composer's 100th birthday and has been owned by it ever since. It is the first time ever the institution has decided to loan it out.