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The Short Version: Third Billing

Posted at 11:29 AM on June 1, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

Mozart was down--financially, professionally--in the last year of his life, but not out. For him, a young man with immense talent, time was on his side. His current straits would become the briefest of dips in the market. But we, who can see the past's future, have a different perspective, and sigh for what's ahead.