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Cecil Court 1894

 

The unveiling of the plaque to Mozart

Homes and House Exhibition

 

The unveiling of the plaque to Mozart on September 23rd was a storming success. There’s much more information in our history of Cecil Court pages but, briefly, in 1764 eight year old W.A. Mozart and his family were touring the courts of Europe. Arriving in London, they took lodgings in Cecil Court, where they remained for the next three and a half months, renting three rooms above the shop of a barber called John Couzin. Simon Callow, who created the role of Shaffer’s Amadeus on stage, unveiled our commemorative plaque and we music from Opera Holland Park and the City of London Sinfonia, including pieces from the London Sketchbook which Mozart composed in London; some, at least, were probably composed in Cecil Court itself. Thanks again to everyone involved for their support, and here’s a link to coverage in West End Extra:

http://www.westendextra.com/news/2011/sep/book-lovers-paradise-gets-mozart-honour-actor-simon-callow-unveils-blue-plaque-cecil-c