Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

by Justin Kerr

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Mozart's Life

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, on January 27, 1756. As Mozart grew up he was known as an child prodigy in Music. At around 6 years old Mozart performed for Queen Marie during his European concert tour. Mozart also wrote his first symphony at the age of 9.
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Salzburg, Austria

This map shows the town where Mozart was born and raised. When he was about 7 his home was on the road going from town to town playing for government officials or Kings and Queens. Later in his life he settled down Vienna, Austria, with his life and had kids.
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" in C major (Harnoncourt)

Mozart's Music

This piece that you see in the video was Mozart's last symphony. The name "Jupiter" was given to the piece later by historians meaning his best work. Mozart's last piece of music was a Requiem or Mass for the Dead.

Other Music

Symphony 1-41

12 Variations of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Requiem Mass

Le Nozze Di Figaro (Marriage of Figaro)12)

Facts

Mozart married Constanze Weber in 1781; they had six children but only two survived to be adults. He died at the age of 35 on December 5, 1791. Wolfgang Mozart wrote of 600 pieces including symphonies, sonatas, concertos, operas, dance music and masses. He performed for many Kings and Queens including Marie, Antoinette of France, and King George the third.

Citations

Video: "W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" in C Major (Harnoncourt)." YouTube. 10 Feb. 2012. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.


Picture of Mozart: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 1791 Austrian composer and musician from a 19th
century engraving after a picture by F. Schworer Mozart Standingt engraved
by Paul Barfus . Illustration. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 2
Dec 2015.
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