Is that Midnight chiming?

I have written before about my love of the ballet.  One of the annual traditions which Mr Tracks and I developed over the years while we were living in London was to attend whichever ballet performance was given on New Year's Eve at London's Royal Opera House.  They always scheduled the performance slightly earlier than…

What did you do when you were 8?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed this, his first symphony in E flat major when he was eight years old in 1764. What must that have been like?  Did he know he had an unusual ability?  In all probability, yes he did.  His father touted him and his sister, Anna Marie around Europe to show them off…