Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Child prodigy of classical music By:Noah Kandel
Mozart Child Prodigy
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria January 27, 1756. Mozart father Leopold Mozart was a musician and right away he could tell Mozart was a child prodigy. Even at the young age of five he composed a minuet and played the harpsichord and violins Mozart's climb to fame and fortune began. Sister traveled all around Europe performing their song in front of large audiences and even royalty. At the young age of nine Mozart wrote his first symphony called symphony number one. In 1781 Mozart at 25 years old married a woman named Constanze Weber. Constanze and Mozart had six kids. Unfortunately, only two survived to become adults. Mozart was very popular when he was a child but people know longer considered him to be impressive when he was an adult leading for him and his wife to be poor. Mozart's financial problems didn't stop him from making music.
The picture above is a map of the famous classical music composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's childhood home. Here Mozart lived with his mom, dad and many siblings. This is where Mozart became the famous composer we remember today.
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" in C major (Harnoncourt)
Mozart's forty-first symphony known as Jupiter is one of his most famous symphony he ever made. He composed this symphony in 1788. After Mozart died in 1791 researchers named the symphony Jupiter after the king of the Roman gods because they considered it his best symphony.
Mozart's amazing Operas
Mozart composed many operas as well in his lifetime some of them include:
- Don Giovanni (1787)
- The Marriage of Figaro (1786)
- The Magic Flute (1791)
Did you know?
Did you know Mozart's full name is Johannes Chrysostomos Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart. Luckily, his family nicknamed him Wolfi.