Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century

Early Life

  • 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.

Adult Life

  • 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.


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