Thursday, 3 February 2011

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Painting from "Wikipedia"

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"W.A. Mozart 1763,

7 years old"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born on January 27th 1756 in Salzburg, Austria.
As a child he lives in Salzburg. He has a sister, her name is Nannerl. She is 5 years older than him.
He is a prodigy. He plays the piano very well
and starts to write his first musical compositions already at the age of 5. The father travels with him to Vienna, where he plays a concert in front of the Empress Maria Theresa. Journeys to Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Switzerland and Italy make him famous.

As a young man he has an employment in the court-orchestra of the prince archbishop Colloredo in Salzburg.

On a journey to France he gets to know his wife Constanze in Mannheim, Germany. They marry in Vienna and they have six children, but only two survive: Karl Thomas and Franz Xaver.

After a quarrel with the archbishop and the loss of his employment in Salzburg he decides to try to get established in Vienna, Austria, in 1781.

In Vienna he is successful and well known as a composer. He mounts popular concerts with himself as the soloist on the piano.
Mozart's revenue is quite good. Nevertheless he can't save money, because the family lives in a rather plush lifestyle: an expensive appartment, a new piano and a billiard table but also the boarding school for his son Karl Thomas cost lots of money!

Mozart writes operas (22 musical dramas e.g. The Magic Flute, The Abduction from The Seraglio, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni,
Women are like that,...), 41 symphonies, 27 piano concertos, 5 violin concertos, works for chamber music, songs and arias, masses and sacred music,

Mozart dies on 5 december 1791 at the age of only 35 years.

Today he is the famous all over the world, his music is still played and very popular.


  1. I was interested in reading something about Mozart!!

  2. I like this bioghaphy about Mozart.
    Is fantastic !!

  3. Amadeus Mozart was a great composer and he plaied piano with te eyes clogged.

    Cristina 6èA

  4. Is the best composer!
    His biography is very interesting.

    Helena R.Q

    6th A