Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( 1719-1787 )

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Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart better known as, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was born in Salzburg, Austria to Leopold and Anne Marie Mozart. Leopold Mozart (1719-1787) was a violinist, composer and the Vice-Kapellmeister to the court of the Archbishop of Salzburg. His elder sister Marie Anne also nicknamed “Nannerl”, and are the only two to survive out of seven children. He and his sister were both child prodigies in music. At the age of three, Mozart would watch and mimic his elder sister as she played the harpsichord. Mozart’s father gives up composing and eventually becomes a teacher when he recognizes his children’s talents, he spent a lot of time with them on music and othe subject at which they also exceeded in these areas as well. Leopold teaches Mozart how to play the clavier, organ, and violin. At the age of four, he had already mastered some of the works his father had him play and by the time he was five, he had already composed a small andante and an allegro.
In 1762, Mozart and his family traveled across Europe on a long tour that took three years to the courts of Paris, London, Munich, Mannheim, The Hague, and back to Paris, home and then Zurich, and Donaueschingen were they performed for the imperial court and nobles. In some of the cities they visited on tour Mozart would play, and sometimes his sister would improvise or play in courts, public, or church. In Paris, Mozart’s first music was published, sonatas for violin and…

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