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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Classical Composer) 1756-1991


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Demographics:
  • Name - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Baptismal Name - Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.
  • Born - January 27, 1756 (Salzburg, then part of the Holy Roman Empire).
  • Died - December 5, 1791 (age 35 years).
  • Father - Leopold Mozart (deputy Kapellmeister to court orchestra of Archbishop of Salzburg).
  • Mother - Anna Maria Pertl Mozart
  • Sister - Maria Anna (17511829), called "Nannerl", also child prodigy.
  • Wife - Constanze Mozart (nee Weber), married on 4 August 1782.
  • Children - Raimund Leopold (17831783); Karl Thomas Mozart (17841858); Johann Thomas Leopold (17861786); Theresia Constanzia Adelheid Friedericke Maria Anna (17871788); Anna Maria (25 December, 1789); Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (17911844)
  • Lived - Salzburg (then part of the Holy Roman Empire).
  • Occupation - Classical Composer.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart General Information:
  • From December 1769 through to March 1771 Wolfgang & his father travelled in Italy.
  • Wolgang Mozart met G. B. Martini in Bologna (in 1770) & was made a member of the famous Accademia Filarmonica.
  • Once he returned from Italy (13 March 1773) to Salzburg, Mozart was employed as a court musician by Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Colloredo.
  • Mozart later resigned his Salzburg position (August 1777), and visited Augsburg, Mannheim, Paris, & Munich accompanied by his mother (as Leopold was not given leave to travel).
  • In 1781 Mozart decided to settle in Vienna as a freelance performer & composer.
  • Mozart is remembered as a prolific & influential composer of the Classical era, having composed over 600 works.
  • A Hollywood movie (1984) has been made of his life (see below).
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Education:
  • When his sister Nannerl was 7 years old, she began keyboard lessons with her father, with 3-year-old Wolfgang looking on.
  • Mozart showed amazing ability (child prodigy) from early childhood in Salzburg.
  • He was proficient on the keyboard & violin by the age of 5 years.
  • Mozart was also composing from the age of five years and had the ability to learn avidly from others (genius).
  • His father Leopld also taught the children languages & academic subjects as well as music.
Amadeus (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) - 1984 Movie Trailer:



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