In 1756, a child prodigy was born, one that would influence music throughout the course of history. The child prodigy was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He would become a musician and composer that influenced culture during his life, after his death, and his cultural influence is still present today. Mozart’s legacy as a power of one is a direct result of the influences in his life, his achievements, and is demonstrated by his contributions to music and culture.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the son of Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria Pertle. Leopold, Wolfgang’s father, was an assistant choirmaster and court musician to the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg. Wolfgang’s parents were wed in 1747 and bore ...

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of his father, his musical talent may have never been realized. So Leopold felt no need to hide Wolfgang’s talents at home, and the child played his first recital at the age of six for the Empress of Austria. Soon after, in 1763, his father decided to embark on a concert tour with the whole family. Leopold’s true intention of the tour was to acquire a permanent and productive job for Wolfgang working in one of the principal European courts. For the next four years they traveled all over Europe, from places such as London, England all the way to Vienna, Austria. By the time he was six, Wolfgang managed to learn fifteen different languages and composed over thirty pieces of work. During the four years of his absence in Salzburg he started to compose his own music from the age of six but it was really present on his travels which he expressed in his quote, “When I am…traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is such occasions that ...

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talent. Bach influenced his music style and encouraged Mozart to compose his work into symphonies and piano concertos. Therefore, one could say that without this early direction, Mozart may not have become the great cultural influence as he is seen today.
Upon Mozart’s return he composed two operas, La Finta Semplice and Bastien and Bastienne. The family traveled briefly to Italy to expose his new works in 1769. In Rome during 1769, Mozart preformed a nine-part Miserere by Antonio Allegri. This piece of music could only be heard in Rome during the Holy Week and could only be preformed by the Papal Choir. Any attempt to copy the Miserere could have the result of being ...

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