Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus


Mozart was born in January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. His Christian name
was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. His father Leopold
Mozart educated him and was a violinist, author, and composer. He began
composing minuets at the age of five. When Mozart was six, he was successful at
the clavier, violin, and organ. Mozart started composing symphonies at nine
years of age. In 1762 his father brought him to many concerts through Europe.
Europeans ignored Mozart when he was 21 in his search for more spirited and
pleasing career. He traveled to Mannheim, then he went to the musical center of
Europe, because of its famous orchestra and fell in love with Aloysia Weber.
His father promptly told his son and wife to come to Paris. His mother died in
Paris, on July 1778. he was rejected by Weber and the neglect from his
girlfriends made Mozart\'s trip in Paris the most miserable moments in his life.
The success of Mozart\'s opera, "Idomeneo re di Creta," influenced the
archbishop of Salzburg to invite Mozart to his palace at Vienna. His
exploitation to the people of the court forced Mozart to leave­! In 1782 Mozart
married Constanze Weber, Aloysia\'s sister. Poverty and illness endangered the
family until Mozart\'s death. While Mozart was working on the "Magic Flute" in
1791 an emissary requested a requiem mass written by Mozart but he never got to
finish this because he died. He supposedly died of typhoid fever, in Vienna on
December 5, 1791. His funeral was attended by a few friends. Mozart died young
and had an unsuccessful career, but he ranks as one of the greatest composer of
all time. With more than six hundred works it shows that even as a child he had
a feel of the resources of musical composition as well as an original
imagination. His instrumental works include symphonies, divertimentos, sonatas,
chamber music for a number of instrumental combination, and concertos; his vocal
works consist mainly of church music and operas. He almost thought a complete
work before writing it on paper. Today he is known for his most famous pieces
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Magic Flute, and Don Giovanni. He Is the most important
composer of the classical era, and one of the most inspirational composer in
western musical tradition.

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