Mozart - The Archbishops
On December 16, 1771, the Archbishop of Salzburg, Sigismund von Schrattenbach passed away in Salzburg.
As with most young adults, the first passing of a relative or great friend can be a rather traumatic experience as he or she, realizes for the first time that life here on earth, does not last forever and in the end, eternal consequences take hold.
This was also true for young Wolfgang as for the first time, he had to face death and perhaps, this gave him cause to think about what happens after this life.
Symphony 14 in A Major
Sonata in D for Harpsichord Four-Hands
Symphony 15 in G Major