Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Biographical account of the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

This paper first talks about Mozart’s childhood and adolescent years as a composer and then talks about his compositions during his adult years. The paper discusses Mozart’s influence, his technique, his style, and his genius. Several of Mozart’s works are cited and described, and the qualities that make them masterpieces are explained.
Born in Salzburg, Austria, on January 27, 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the son of Leopold Mozart, the second Kapellmeister at the court of the Archbishop. From his earliest childhood, Mozart revealed the most extraordinary musical powers and for a number of years, beginning when he was six years old, Mozart appeared throughout Europe, inspiring awe and adoration wherever he went. His first four violin sonatas were published in Paris when he was eight; his first symphonies were performed in London when he was nine; his first two comic operas were completed when he was twelve, and at the age of fourteen, Mozart wrote on commission his first opera seria, produced in Milan in 1770 during his first tour of Italy.