Making music for the age

Behind every amazing piece of music out there, lies a well-thought out melody. Take, for example, the opening notes for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s very popular Eine Kliene Nachtmusik: it’s so iconic, catchy, and memorable that it’s safe to call it one of the world’s most recognisable tunes, alongside the Nokia melody and the piano rift from Hit Me Baby One More Time. The melody became so famous that it was used – to great effect – in an important but memorable scene in the art movie Amadeus, although not quite in the spirit with which composed it