Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Essay

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a born child prodigy. He was Born in Salzburg in January 27 of 1756. He was the son of Leopold Mozart. He for years since his birth has he inspired and amazed people of all ages with his work. He was the greatest composer of his time.

As a child he showed musical gifts of a great magnitude. He composed minuets at the age of five and played for royals at the age of six. He and his sister, who was a gifted keyboard and clavier player, went on a tour around Paris and London away from their home in Austria. Mozart's father thought this would be a very profitable trip for their family.

On their tour, they went to Munich and …show more content…

On the way coming back to Salzburg, their loved father recovered. This was only to lead to a serious case of the smallpox that both the children contracted. After days and weeks of anguish and worry, both children made a full recovery. In 1766, the miracle boy and his sister were able to come home. Now at the age of ten, Mozart was an experienced professional musician.

At the age of twelve, his first opera was produced, Bastien und Bastienne. Another opera followed a year later, La Finta Semplice. He was soon considered to be a successful composer by the public, but he had not had a steady job in place providing financial security.

In 1770, he received employment in the court of Archbishop Hieronymous of Salzburg. The ten years in this position proved to be very unhappy for Mozart. He was subject to the whims of the Archbishop who treated him harsh, but for whom he was expected to perform amazingly at private concerts.
He always felt frustrated by the lack of appreciation for his talents as well as always being underpaid. When he did have money, he lived recklessly, and never saved for times of need. He ended up having to beg for favors from nobility or to give lessons to untalented students, but for a position which would free him from his financial worries and allow him to compose as he wished.

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