Why is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart famous?

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Why is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart famous?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. He was a classical composer of this era. Mozart composed about more than 600 pieces of work. His works were done in symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, choral and music. He emerged as a famous classical composer. Mozart was called as child prodigy in his childhood. He used to compose music from the age of 5 and can play violin and keyboard in front of European royalty. He was working as a musician in Salzburg at 17 years of age and later grew to a good position by composing much.

Mozart went to Vienna in 1781 at the age of 25, after which his position in Salzburg was canceled. He left the prestigious position in the court and has taken up the freelance career in Vienna. At Vienna, Mozart started to compose his best compositions called as symphonies, concertos, operas and portions of Requiem. Some of these works remained as incomplete during the time of his death. At the age of six, Mozart performed for the purpose of Royals of Austria in the Hall of mirrors at Schloss Schonnbrunn. He praised Maria Theresa and her family with his talent in music.

In his Europe tour, it was clear that Mozart was an excellent composer as well as a best performer. He was living with his family in Vienna at his own house called Mozarthaus”. He was respected as a great musician during his time in Mozarthaus”. Later, he composed piano concerti, chamber music works and the opera The marriage of Figaro”. His other famous works were La finta Semplice (1768), Bastien und Batienne (1768), Mitridate, re di Ponto (1770). These were his early works while in 1779 he composed Missa in C, Coronation Mass. His later works done at around 1781 – 1791 were Idomeneo , re di Creta, The abduction from Seraglio, Mass in C minor, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, La Clemenza di Tito, The magic Flute and Requiem (Incomplete). Mozart has influenced many junior composers like Ludwig van Beethoven and he presented much of religious music too.

Author: Hari M

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