22 Jan 2006
By Roger Boyes [Times Online, 21 January 2006]
Austria's celebrations for Wolfgang's birthday promise a musical blow-out
Visitors to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will know only too well that it is possible to overdose on the composer: it is a common enough sight to see fat little boys guzzling on the gold-wrapped sickly sweet Mozart Balls and then spectacularly regretting their binge. But will music, rather than chocolate lovers, emerge from the 250th birthday celebrations with a similar feeling of surfeit and loathing?