Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Essay

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria in January 1756 to Anna Maria and Leopold Mozart. He was the second and last child to survive of his seven other siblings. His sister, Anna Maria”Nannerl” Mozart shared some of her brother’s triumphs. Mozart was from the start a musical prodigy. He played the clavier and started composing little pieces of music at the age of five. Mozart astonished the world further when he played the keyboard perfectly during a tour with his father. In 1764, at the age of eight, Mozart and his sister, another musical prodigy, came to London with their father. Their music was such highly praised that king and queen of England, King George III and his Queen, invited the prodigies to play for them…show more content…
After that, Mozart could not get along with the French. "The French are, and always will be, downright donkeys," he said. "They cannot sing, they scream." He declared that their language had been invented by the devil” was what he said of the French. Mozart’s family life was very dramatic. He married twice and both were very hasty marriages. And his father disapproved of both of them. His first marriage was to a German girl named Aloysia. She was a pretty and musical girl of 15. But his father disapproved of the girl. Mozart even proposed to Aloysia in Salzburg in hopes of appeasing his father but his father was still adamant. At this time, Aloysia was performing at Munich Theatre where she was very successful. Sadly, this success made her think that a musician husband was too good for her. She broke off her engagement and married an actor. But, Mozart fell in love once again. This time it was with Aloysia’s sister, Constance. He described her as “kind-hearted, clever, modest, good-tempered, economical, and neat." This was all untrue. But unlike her sister, Constance loved Mozart fully and he loved her. Once again, Mozart’s father disapproved of the marriage, but it went on anyway. Happily, for Mozart, this was a happy marriage. He had four sons and two daughters, but only two sons, Karl and Wolfgang, survived. Of his 769 compositions, symphonies, and operas, Mozart wrote some of his

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