Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

By: Michael Oyekola

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Early Life

Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. In the first few years of his life, Mozart was very intrigued with music. He began to get familiarized with the notes, and finished by knowing how to write notes before he could spell his own name. With this knack at music he overcame youth, because he had the most brilliant music mind ever known. Furthermore, he the composed all the parts to a symphony on his own, that he published at only 8 years old. Although he had tried his best on this, his father Leopold told him his work was too childish. Pity.


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Salzburg, Austria

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. But not in Salzburg the country mid you, but Salzburg city, as circled above.


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W. A. Mozart Symphony no. 1 in E flat Major - Molto Allegro

Music Wise...

Mozart is a great and renown composer today. Because of both his incredible intelligence and his music. This is his first Symphony, written by him when he was 8 years old. He is also the composer of other great pieces.


"W. A. Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E Flat Major - Molto Allegro." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.

Other Facts

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was also the composer of other pieces such as; Requiem, Jupiter, Symphony No.41, Symphony No.40, The Twelve Variations of "Ah Vous Dirai-Je, Maman", and many more. Other things he did in life are very interesting. One of the many things he did was challenge and embarrass Salieri. Who was believed to be the best music composer in the land, especially since he composed music for the king himself, he was respected and honored. But after his encounter with Mozart, he probably couldn't even show his face anymore. Our protagonist unfortunately died of throat disease at the year of 35 or 36. Thus came the end of his musical life.


CITATION #1: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. "Death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart." Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Encyclopedia. Web. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart>.

CITATION #2: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. "List of Compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart." Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Encyclopedia. Web. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart>.