Wolfang Amadeus Mozart Biography

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.

Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons.

He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Full Name:
Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart
Nationality:
Holy Roman Empire
Profession:
Composer, Pianist, Violist, Musician
Ethnicity:
Austrians
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
January 27, 1756
Astrological Sign:
Date of Death:
December 5, 1791
Age at Death:
35
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