What is the song in the heart of Olomouc?
Olomouc, with a population of around 100,000, is said to outrank the capital Prague as the most beautiful Czech city! While not discussing personal taste, it is important to recognise that its location at the meeting point of trade routes, its status as a university city and its links with the Church have had a very beneficial effect on both its history and culture. What can be the sound of Olomouc?
What if - for a change - it were a classical sound? It may surprise you to learn that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself is among the many people who have left their mark on Olomouc over the centuries! When the smallpox epidemic was raging in Vienna in 1767, Mozart found his refuge in Olomouc.
It was here that Mozart completed Symphony No. 6. Part of the original score can be found in the collection of the Jagiellonian Library in Kraków.
Have a listen!
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