Mozart


is perhaps the greatest musical genius who ever lived. 's full name
is Wolfgang Amadeus . Most people called him or Wolfgang. was
born in Salzburg, Austria, January 27, 1756.
is the greatest musical child prodigy who ever lived. He began composing
minuets at the age of 5 and symphonies at age 9. His father took him on a series of
concert tours together with his sister, Maria Anna; born four and one-half years before
. She too, was a child prodigy. Both played the keyboard, but became a
violin virtuoso, as well.
In 1762 he and his sister, "Nannerl," as she was nicknamed, performed before the
Elector of Bavaria in Munich, and at the Imperial Court in Vienna. In 1763 the ...

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Mozart and
Constanze visited Salzburg, where he helped Michael Haydn out of a difficult spot, by
writting some violin duets. He completed a set of string quartets, and in so doing, deeply
impressed Josef Haydn who was the greatest master of music for string quartets.
In 1786, Mozart's London friends took part in the first performance of The
Marriage of Figaro. This was a triumph for Mozart in Prague, and he wrote his "Prague"
symphony as a tribute to its generous people. In Paris, Mozart published his first works:
four sonatas for clavier: with accompanying violin in 1764.
In 1768 he composed his first opera, LA FINTA SEMPLICE, for Vienna; but
intrigues prevented its performance, and it was first presented a year later at Salzburg.
Mozart was a successful composer and violinist. He used the form of concerto (like the
symphony, in several section) to display the qualities of wind instruments, like the horn.
His crowning achievements in concerto form, however, are for piano and ...

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