Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart raised the symphony to heights that in many respects remain unsurpassed. Of his odd symphonies, produced between andthe earliest ones are conventional but precocious, reflecting influences of Johann Christian Bach, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, and Joseph Haydn. His father, Leopoldcame from a family of good standing from which he was estrangedwhich included architects and bookbinders. His mother, Anna Maria Pertl, was born of a middle-class family active in local administration.
He was baptized on the day after his birth at St. The full version of Mozart's name fluctuated considerably during his lifetime; for details, see the article Mozart's name. The years of travel Mozart's musical ability started to become apparent when he was a toddler.
Mozart received intensive musical training from his father, including instruction in both the piano and violin. Musically, he developed very rapidly and began to compose his own works at the age of five.
Leopold soon realized that he could earn a substantial income by showcasing his son as a Wunderkind in the courts of Europe. Mozart's older sister, Maria Annanicknamed 'Nannerl', was a talented pianist and often accompanied her brother on Leopold's tours.
Mozart wrote a number of piano pieces, in particular duets and duosto play with her. On one occasion when Mozart became ill, Leopold expressed more concern over the loss of income than over Mozart's well-being.
Constant travel and cold weather may have contributed to his subsequent illness later in life. During his formative years, Mozart completed several journeys throughout Europebeginning with an exhibition in at the Court of the Prince of Bavaria in Munichthen in the same year at the Imperial Court in Vienna.
A long concert tour soon followed, three and a half years which took him with his father to the courts of MunichMannheimParisLondonThe Hagueagain to Parisand back home via ZurichDonaueschingenand Munich. They went to Vienna again in late and remained there until December Mozart's birthplace at 9 Getreidegasse, SalzburgAustria After one year spent in Salzburgthree trips to Italy followed: During the first of these trips, Mozart met G.
Martini in Bolognaand was accepted as a member of the famous Accademia Filarmonica. A highlight of the Italian journey, which is now an almost legendary tale, occurred when he heard Gregorio Allegri 's Miserere once in performance, then wrote it out in its entirety from memory, only returning a second time to correct minor errors.
In September ofaccompanied only by his mother, Mozart began a tour of Europe that included MunichMannheimand Pariswhere she died.
During his trips, Mozart met a great number of musicians and acquainted himself with the works of other great composers: Amongst them were J. Handeland Joseph Haydn. Even non-musicians caught his attention: He was so taken by the sound created by Benjamin Franklin 's glass harmonicahe composed several pieces of music for it.
Mozart in Vienna InMozart visited Vienna in the company of his employer, the harsh Prince-Archbishop Colloredoand had a falling out with him. According to Mozart's own testimony, he was dismissed literally 'with a kick in the seat of the pants.
On August 4,he married Constanze Weber against his father's wishes. He and Constanze had six children, of whom only two survived infancy.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quick Facts: Of the 41 symphonies that Mozart wrote, only two are in a minor key, both of which are in g minor (Symphony 25 & 40).
Mozart's music was often criticized as being too complex and "having too many notes.". Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (born in Salzburg, Austria, on January 27, - died in Vienna, Austria, on December 5, ) was a great composer.
Mozart wrote some of the most beautiful pieces ever written. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart () was an Austrian composer whose mastery of the whole range of contemporary instrumental and vocal forms—including the symphony, concerto, chamber music, and especially the opera—was unrivaled in his own time and perhaps in any other.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, – December 5, ) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music.
His . Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January – 5 December ), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era.
Born in Salzburg, Mozart showed Children: Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s first ever composition was a dainty and balanced little Minuet and Trio in G major and it’s way better than anything by a five-year-old should be.