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Mozart2



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27th, 1756.

He was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl. Leopol was a very successful composer,

voilinist, and the assistant concertmaster at the Salzburg court. Mozart showed musical

talent at a very young age. By age five he was composing minuets.And at age six he

played before the Bavarian Elector and the Austrian Empress.His father taught him, but

said teahcing Wolfgang was hard because he knew so much already. His father was also

his largest influence.

In 1763 Wolfgang’s father, Leopold, took him and his sister, Maria Anna, on a

concert tour of Europe. The children performed in many courts and large cities including

Paris, London, and Germany. They astonished their audiences wherever they performed.

In London Wolfgang wrote his first symphonies and met Johann Christian Brahm,

who had a very large influence on him.

In Paris Wolfgang published his first works, four sonatas for clavier with

accompanying voilin.

In 1768 he composed his first opera, La Finta Semplice, which was presented for

the first time a year later in his home town of Salzburg.

In 1769 Wolfgang and his father set out on another tour of Italy. Here Wolfgang

wrote a new opera, Mitridate ri de Ponto. He also wrote two more operas for Milan,

Ascanio in Alba and Lucio Silla.

Three years later in 1772 Wolfgang was appointed concertmaster to the

archbishop of Salzburg, his home town. He composed many works while he was

concertmaster. But this job was not good for him and he did not get anolg with most of

the people around him. So, he soon quit this job to travel to Paris with his mother and

look for a new job.

In 1777 Wolfgana and his mother, Maria Anna, went to Paris, France. While here

Wolfgang composed many works including The Paris Symphony (1778). But, he could

not find a permanent job there. His mother died in Paris this year and this upset

Wolfgang very much.

He returned to Salzburg in 1779 and was made the court organist. He wrote many

church works then, including the famous Coronation Mass. He was supposed to write a

new opera for Munich, Idomeneo.

In 1781 he was called to Vienna by von Colloredo. His career in Vienna started
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