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Mozart

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By: Tyler Fussell & Jonathon Stettler Personal Data Mozart was born with the name of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He lived from the year of 1756 to 1791. Mozart was not only one of the greatest composers of the Classical period, but one of the greatest composers of all time. Mozart was a child prodigy and wrote his first piece at only 8 years of age. He also had his first opera at 12 years of age. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Personal Data Mozart was born in Salzburg in modern-day Austria. His mother and father were named Leopold Mozart and Maria Anna Pertl. They had 7 children only to two of them surviving. He was the last of 7 children. Mozart had very strong musical talents. At the age of four he learned to play the piano. One year later he composed his very first melodies. Mozart became a famous composer and toured many places for most of his life. In Mozart's last year alive he showed no sign of illness, until he developed a fever and died on December 5, 1791. Timeline 1756: Mozart is born in Salzburg on January 27 and is baptised one day later with the name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. He called himself Wolfgango Amadeo in Italy after 1770, and later Wolfgang Amade.
1761: The 5-year-old Mozart writes his first compositions.
1762: Mozart travels with his father and his older sister by five years to Munich, Passau and Vienna, where the talented children perform in front of the nobility.
1763: The wunderkind starts a three-and-a-half year tour of Europe with his family.
1764: His first published compositions are produced: 16 sonatas for piano and violin.
1767: The family travels to Vienna where Mozart writes his first opera, 'La finta semplice'.
1769: Mozart becomes an unsalaried third concertmaster in the Salzburg court orchestra. There he receives the Papal order of the Knight of the Golden Spurs and becomes a member of the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna.
1772: Mozart is made a salaried concertmaster. He attempts to escape the strict regime in Salzburg by travelling. Five years later he asks to be relieved of his post.
1778: After failing to find a job in Munich, Augsburg and Mannheim, Mozart travels to Paris with his mother. He does not find any work there either, and his mother dies. In 1779, he becomes the court organist in Salzburg.
1781: He moves to Vienna to work as a freelance composer. As a commission from Emperor Joseph II he writes 'Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail'.
1782: Mozart marries Constanze Weber in St Stephan's Cathedral in Vienna. In the next few years she bears six children. Four of them die shortly after birth.
1784: He joins the Viennese 'Zur Wohltätigkeit' Freemasons' lodge.
1785: He creates his string quartets. They are dedicated to his friend Joseph Haydn.
1786: 'The Marriage of Figaro' has its premiere in Vienna.
1787: Mozart is made an imperial court composer. 'Don Giovanni' has its premiere in Prague.
1788: Mozart writes three great symphonies in 10 weeks.
1791: 'The Magic Flute' has its premiere in Vienna. On December 5 Mozart dies of a fever. He is buried in the graveyard of St Marx at the gates of Vienna. The exact cause of death is still not clear. http://www.monstersandcritics.com/arts/features/article_1089558.php/Dates_in_Mozart_s_life Mozart's Accomplishment Influence of Mozart Mozart was considered one of the greatest composers of all time. His music influenced the later composers that followed him, most know for Beethoven. Mozart had perfected the grand forms of symphony, opera, string ensemble, and concerto that marked the Classical Period. Influence of Mozart Mozart's unique music at the time continues to exert a particular fascination for musicians and music lovers today. One of Mozart's friends ,named Josef Haydn, a composer had wrote most of his pieces based on Mozart's works. As of today Mozart is known as one of the greatest composers of all time. Mozart toured many parts of Europe, including, London, Paris, and Italy. Mozart also played before many royal figures and played in many successful concerts. In 1772 Mozart was awarded the honor of becoming a concertmaster. Mozart was also made an imperial court composer in 1787. http://www.biography.com/people/wolfgang-mozart-9417115 http://www.classicalarchives.com/mozart.html Citations Citations http://www.biography.com/people/wolfgang-mozart-9417115?page=6 http://www.8notes.com/biographies/mozart.asp http://www.studio-mozart.com/mozart/index.htm http://www.classicalarchives.com/mozart.html#tvf=tracks&tv=about http://www.monstersandcritics.com/arts/features/article_1089558.php/Dates_in_Mozart_s_life Conclusion Mozart is definitely one of the five most influential people of the Enlightenment. Mozart as of today is known as one of the greatest composers and influenced his age by an extreme. Even though Mozart had a not so good childhood he is remembered extremely today. Mozart has impacted music and the world around us forever. Mozart's Accomplishments When Mozart was seven, in 1763, he started a three year tour of Europe with his family. Mozart received the Papal order of the Knight of the Golden Spurs, in 1769. In 1788 Mozart wrote three great symphonies in just ten weeks. After his death Mozart's wife, Constanze, received a pension and put on a memorial concert for Mozart.
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