Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
- Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria.
- He began playing multiple instruments at six years old.
- Born under Leopold and Maria Pertl Mozart.
- Father was a violinist and assistant master at the Salzburg Court.
- Mother was a daughter to a middle class family of community leaders.
Young Adult Life
- At the age of nine, Mozart wrote his first piece, Symphony No. I, in 1765.
- Mozart and his father left Salzburg and went to Italy.
- At a young age, Mozart was able to listen to a piece and write out the the notes from memory.
- He was influenced to write a couple of operas, such as Ascanio in Alba and Lucio Silla.
- Mozart began to travel when he turned twenty-one.
- His first trips were to the cities of Paris, Mannheim, and Munich.
- He was forced to return back to Salzburg when his mother died of illness on July 3, 1778.
- Mozart was appointed as a court organist in Salzburg by his father.
- Mozart began to make money from performing for weddings, churches, and even his own operas.
- Toward the end of his career, Mozart began to make less income and performing less.
- Mozart died on December 5, 1791, at the age of thirty-five.
"Wolfgang Mozart Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.