Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791

Ari Glazier

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Mozart's Early Years

From an extremely young age Mozart was a music prodigy. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, on January 27, 1756. Mozart first learned the harpsichord and violin. From only the ages of 7-10 Mozart and his older sister, Maria Anna, toured Europe preforming for kings, emperors, and other royalty. He was t become one of the best composers ever and to write over 600 pieces of music.
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Map of Salzburg, Austria in 1750

This map of Salzburg, Austria in 1750 is where Mozart was born. This time was called the baroque period and was famous for the interest of complex, neat lifestyles. Mozart spent most f his childhood here besides when he was touring Europe.
Mozart, Symphony 41, Jupiter, 4th mvt. (shapes)

Video of Mozart's 41st Symphony "Jupiter" Shapes Representation

This video found on YouTube.com, was published on November 30, 2012 by smalin. The video shows the shapes that represent the music and notes of Mozart's 41st symphony, Jupiter.

Other Known Mozart Music

Mozart is known for creating over 600 musical pieces including 41 symphonies. Here is a list of a few of his creations-

  • Requiem (Mass for the Dead- which was actually finished by Mozart's colleague, Süssmayer after Mozart passed)
  • Jupiter
  • 12 Variations of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
And many more...

Mozart's Legacy

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a brilliant musician who at the of 7 was traveling around Europe. Mozart is mostly famous for his extreme talent at such a young age. People loved his music as a young child and could not believe his talent. Every music-interested man or woman was intrigued by him and even after he died people realized how great his music was.

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Austria, Map / Brion 1766. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 12 May 2016.

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Mozart. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 12 May 2016.

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“Mozart, Symphony 41, Jupiter, 4th mvt. (shapes).” YouTube.com. N.p., 30 Nov. 2012. Web. 13 May 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiX3z_fOR5k>.