Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791

By Amelia Cappellino

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Mozart's early life

Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 in Salzbury, Austria. By age 5 he became a prodigy and had composed a minuet. At age 6 he performed for the Viennese Royal court. Between ages 7-10 he had toured Europe with his sister playing for famous people like emperors and kings. At age 9 Mozart wrote his first symphony. Later on in 1781 Mozart married a woman named Constanze Weber. They had 6 children but only 2 grew to be adults. Mozart died on December 5, 1791 in Vienna, Austria.
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Mozart's Travels

The map above outlines the route that Mozart traveled while visiting Czechoslovakia. Most likely Mozart had performances and concerts to go to while in Czechoslovakia. In the bottom left corner of the map it shows what Mozart's transportation. A simple one person carriage with two horses or possibly donkeys pulling the carriage.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem Mass in D minor K. 626

Requiem

The video above contains one of Mozart's very famous pieces the "Requiem". Mozart started writing this piece after his fathers death. His father, Leopold was a musician who wrote the first important book about playing the violin. Leopold died May 28, 1787.

Video Citation

"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem Mass in D Minor K. 626."YouTube. 25 Aug. 2012. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.

Mozart's Music

  • Symphony NO.1
  • 12 Variations of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Requiem
  • Symphony NO.41 "Jupiter"
  • Symphony NO.31 "Paris"
  • Symphony NO.35 "Haffner"

Fun Facts about Mozart

  • Played the harpsichord and the violin
  • "Mozart's full name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart."
  • Mozart could speak 15 different languages
  • He composed over 600 pieces of music
  • Mozart had a sister named Maria Anna who was also known as Nanner

Citations

(Painting of Mozart)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 3 Dec 2015.
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Map with a marked route for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's (1756-1791) trip to Czechoslovakia.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 3 Dec 2015.

http://quest.eb.com/search/126_156301/1/126_156301/cite