Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1756-1791

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Mozart's Early Life

Wolfgang Mozart was a musical prodigy since the beginning. He was born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. Mozart's father was a musician. At the age of 5, he composed a minuet. He performed for the Viennese Royal Court at the age of 6. He wrote his first symphony at nine years old. Mozart died on December 5th, 1791. He was penniless when he died.
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Map of Salzburg, Austria

This is a map of where Mozart was born. He lived here for most of his life. In 1781, he left Salzburg to seek his fortune in Vienna, which was one of the musical capitals of Europe.
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" in C major (Harnoncourt)

Symphony No. 41- Jupiter

Mozart created Symphony No. 41 and called it Jupiter. This is his most famous symphony. This was created in the year 1788. He was 32 years old when he created this amazing symphony.

Other Known Music

  • Symphony No. 1- Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)
  • Piano Concerto No. 1- Piano Concerto No. 27
  • Violin Concerto No. 1- Violin Concerto No. 5
  • Horn Concerto No.1- Horn Concerto No. 4

These are only some of the works Mozart has done. He has done this and so much more in his 35 years of life.

Other Interesting Facts

  • He has a sister named Maria Anna but her nickname is Nannerl.
  • The Mozartkugel was created by a Salzburg confectioner named after Mozart.
  • Wolfgang learned how to write musical notes before he learned to write words.
  • It would take 8 straight days to play all his music without stopping.

Citations

'The Boy Mozart' - portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 7 Oct 2015.
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Map Of Salzburg, Austria, 1899. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 7 Oct 2015.
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