Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Created by Jack Sircus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756. Leopold, Mozart's father, taught him harpsichord and violin at an extremely young age. He even performed in the Viennese Royal court when he was merely six years old. Many people consider Mozart as a child prodigy. He wrote his first Symphony at nine years of age. As Mozart got older, he ended up writing over 600 pieces of music. Mozart married Constanze Weber in 1781. Mozart's popularity with the public constantly was changing. Sometimes he was liked, and sometimes disliked among the crowds. Mozart died early at the age of 35 on December 5, 1781. He was buried in a cheap graveyard because he was practically penniless.
Map of Salzburg, Austria
The map above shows the country of Austria. The colored portion of the map is the state of Salzburg, where Mozart was born.
Mozart, Symphony 41, Jupiter, 4th mvt. (bars)
Mozart's Symphony 41 (Jupiter)
Symphony No. 41's name wasn't actually Jupiter. Researchers and fans decided to call it Jupiter because Jupiter is the king of the Roman gods, and Symphony No. 41 was essentially the "king" of all the Symphonies.
Other pieces of music
Mozart composed approximately 600 pieces of music. Below is a list of some of the popular pieces he made.
Overture from The Marriage of Figaro, K492
Symphony No. 36 in C, K425 'Linz'
Requiem Mass in D Minor, K626
Quintet in A for Clarinet and Strings, K581
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K488
Mozart's was really only appreciated for his music in his time when he was a child. He was a child prodigy. He could memorize an entire piece of music and then play it just by listening to it once. Unfortunately, as he grew older, others began not to be as amazed at his talent. This conflict was the major issue Mozart couldn't make enough money for him and his family.
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