Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Survey of Western Music: Paper 1...

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Survey of Western Music: Paper 1 Mozart: Musical Mastermind Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg (present-day Austria) in 1756 and died in the year 1791. This name holds a lot of meaning behind it; the child prodigy, the influential classical composer, and plain genius. Every musician has at least one of his pieces or even more on their repertoire, which shows how important he was as a composer. The only reason he became known as a child prodigy was because of his father, Leopold Mozart, who was also a famous composer. Through his father, he was able to hone in the natural skills he had to become one of the most well-known composer of the classical period. As a child prodigy he would make many tours around Europe with the other child prodigies and perform in front crowds. Fortunately for him, he made many acquaintances with the great composers of the time like Johann C. Bach, in which had many influences on him. After the long tour ended, he became employed under a court. Many musicians at
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUSIC 200? taught by Professor Bierman during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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