Mozart Essay

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MOZART      Mozart is perhaps the greatest musical genius who ever lived. Mozart 's full name is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Most people called him Mozart or Wolfgang. Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, January 27, 1756.      Mozart 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 Mozart. She too, was a child prodigy. Both played the keyboard, but Mozart became a violin virtuoso, as well.      In 1762 he and his sister, "Nannerl," as she was…show more content…
     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 orchestra - in all 25 works. Mozart's performances of his own piano concertos had much to do with the development of the instrument.      Mozart's greatest success was THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, written in 1786, composed for the Vienna Opera. One of Mozart's greatest and most well known piece of music is THE MAGIC FLUTE; which was produced by a suburban theatre in Vienna. His greatest operatic success after Figaro was DON GIOVANNI written in 1787, composed for Prague where Mozart's art was especially appreciated.      Mozart's fame began to wane after

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