I know you were all dying to know this…

“Our findings suggest that Mozart fell victim to an epidemic of strep throat infection that was contracted by many Viennese people in Mozart’s month of death, and that Mozart was one of several persons in that epidemic that developed a deadly kidney complication,” researcher Richard Zegers, of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, told Reuters Health.

Strep Throat May Have Killed Mozart, Study Finds – Incredible Health – FOXNews.com.

If only penicillin had been discovered back in 1791 (it wasn’t discovered until 1929 and it wasn’t useful for fighting bacteria until 1940).  Alas, Mozart’s work, no matter how much more he could have produced, is still masterful and a joy to listen to over 200 years since his death.

Click on the link below to hear a sample of Mozart’s later work.

Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 “Jupiter”/III. Menuetto. Allegretto – Trio – Bruno Walter