Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791

By Kelly Wang

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27,1756. Mozart's father Leopold was a musician. At the age of five he composed his own minuet. He played both the violin and the harpsichord. Everyone was so amazed at his skill that they invited Mozart to play his music at their parties for entertainment. But sadly he died in Vienna at age 35 penniless because no one was interested in his skill anymore since he grew older.

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 7:45pm

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria where he started composing his own music. But then traveled around the world to play his music to Queen Marie Antoinette of France, and King George III of England.
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" in C major (Harnoncourt)

Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

The video above is Mozart's Symphony No. 41 named "Jupiter" from his fans. It was named "Jupiter" because of the mighty Roman God who was the ruler of all of the other Roman Gods.

Composing

Mozart composed a total of 41 symphonies. Which included symphony No. 1 in E Flat Major, 12 Variations Requiem and much more!

Fun Facts

  1. Mozart's full name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart bu his family called him Wolfie!
  2. At the age of 2 Mozart recognised a pig's squeal as a G sharp!
  3. Since he was traveling so much he learned how to speak 15 different languages

Citations

Aknin, Joseph. "W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" in C Major (Harnoncourt)." W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" in C Major (Harnoncourt). Youtube, 10 Feb. 2012. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.


"Britannica ImageQuest." Britannica ImageQuest. 13 July 2000. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.