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Wikipedia article only mentions Hummel from Mozart's childhood but gives no further information.

I will appreciate if someone could shed more light here, in particular which composers have had an influence on Mozart's work?

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Mozart's father, Leopold, was obviously an early influence on the young Wolfgang as his teacher.

JC Bach was a big influence on Mozart. Stanley Sadie in Mozart: The Early Years said of JC Bach (in relation to Mozart): "Few composers, Leopold Mozart apart, exercised a comparable influence on the boy or indeed the man."

See http://www.biu.ac.il/hu/mu/min-ad/06-2/8_Bach-Mozart89-104.pdf for a detailed essay on the JC Bach / WA Mozart connection.

Haydn and Mozart had a mutual influence on each other (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haydn_and_Mozart)

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Could you provide a source and a description of how they influenced him? –  Matthew Read May 11 '11 at 17:14
    
expanded with references –  James Tauber May 11 '11 at 17:31
    
Great, thanks! +1. –  Matthew Read May 11 '11 at 17:32
    
Thanks James, that seems like an interesting read. –  user107 May 12 '11 at 0:14

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