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    A long, long time ago there lived a genius named Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  He was born on a cold and snowy day on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria.  At age 5, he wrote his first song.  By the time Mozart was 6 years old, he traveled around the bumpy roads of Europe to perform concerts for royal families.  He insisted that all his activities be about music.
    Mozart loved animals.  He sent the family dog greetings from cities all over Europe.  Later in life, he owned 2 other dogs, a pet grasshopper, and birds!