Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

By Gabriela Castillo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most knew child prodigy in his time. He was born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. He died at the age of 35 in Vienna Austria on December 5, 1791. He wrote over 600 pieces. His father Leopold was also a musician and taught his son how to play the harpsichord and the violin. When he was younger he traveled a lot to play for rules. He had six children but only two of them lived, with his wife Constanze Weber.

Mozart's Life

Mozart had short life but he was very hardworking as a child and an adult. He lived much of his life traveling though he did live in Vienna and Salzburg. He had a sister named Nannerl (Maria Anna) that also was a very good musician. Because of the traveling he learned 15 different languages. He was able to hear a song then play it all back by memory. He was a very talented prodigy

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Mozart's Music

He wrote many pieces some are "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", "Le Nozze di Figaro", "Don Giovanni", and "Die Zauberflote". He wrote 41 symphonies through out his life. Mozart did 12 variations on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". One of his last symphonies was named "Jupiter" after the King of the Roman Gods, for being the best one.
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" in C major (Harnoncourt)