Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Personal LifeMy composer is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was born on january 27,1756.He was born in salzburg,Austria. Mozart lived in the Renaissance Classical Romantic music era.His whole family does music he thought it was fascinating. Mozart family was german. Mozart began his musical journey at age 4 and took lesson. After watching his sister Nannerl play the piano. Mozart was the last of seven kids of Leopard and Maria anna although only his sister Nannerl and him survived. He fell ill.Mozart died at the age 35 on December 5, 1791 in Vienna.

EducationMozart started to compose his first work at five.Mozart plays the piano, violin, trumpet, oboe, french horn, clavier and many more. He first learned to play these when he saw his sister Nannerl do it and watched with fascination. He also took lessons at age 4 and loved doing it. Nannerl too was a good piano player and brother and sister used to play together.The father took care of their education, teaching them not only music but teaching them how to read and write, mathematics, languages, literature, dancing, moral and religion.

CareerAs an adult Mozart his career was not as successful as when he was younger. But he kept on composing anyway hoping one people would appreciate his work.He traveled to many places like Kenna, Paris, Munich, Milan,Prague and salzburg Mozart created 600 works in his short life of 35 years. His works included 16 operas, 41 symphonies, 27 piano concerti, and 5 violin concerti, 25 string quartets, and 19 masses.He lived in poverty for the great majority of his life. In 1769 he became a concertmaster to the archbishop of Salzburg, which was another one of his jobs that afforded him little financial security. In 1777, he left on another concert tour. But, the courts of Europe ignored Mozart ‘s search for a more beneficial assignment. In 1782 he earned a living by selling compositions, giving public performances, and giving music lessons, which once again was a low paying job. The composer never did find a well paying job. The bizarre thing was is that even that he had ton of trouble finding jobs, he was still considered one of the leading composers of the late 1700s.

Music WorksMozart composed many songs including Don giovanni, Lacrimosa, idomeneo, the marriage of figaro and many more. But i picked The Magic Flute.The magic flute is an opera, it was written to a German libretto Emanuel Schikaneder.The language it comes from is german. You here the main theme over and over again.THe music plays for 7 minutes and 38 seconds.THe year it was written in 1791.There is also a play which includes singing and dialog.

Interesting FactsDuring 1750-1820 when Mozart lived there were other things happening other then music history.In 1769,Watt invented the first steam-engine, In 1776 The American War of Independence. North Americans declared war on Britain, and in 1798 George Washington became the first American President. In 1783 First hot air balloon flight. The first passengers were a sheep, a duck and a rooster. In 1796 Jenner used the cowpox vaccine for first time.

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By Allison Rossillo


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