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Mozart biography for kids

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791), was one of the most outstanding composers of all time. He showed an astonishing ear for music when he was only three years old, and within a few years was able to play several instruments.

He was born in Salzburg, Austria, where his father was a musician at the court of the Archbishop of Salzburg. Mozart began his professional career when he was six by touring Europe with his father and his sister, who was also extremely talented. They were acclaimed wherever they performed, and the young Mozart began to compose the first of his many works.

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Mozart biography for kids

Mozart played the harpsichord at the age of three. At six he was taken on concert tours throughout Europe. The painting shows Mozart playing in Vienna, Austria

A portrait of Mozart in his twenties

His great genius was his ability to compose virtually every form of music, including operas, choral music, orchestral music, and chamber music. Mozart wrote some of the finest operas ever written, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and The Magic Flute, being particularly successful and popular. Among the forty symphonies that he composed, the Jupiter or Symphony in Ñ major, the Symphony in G minor, and the Symphony in E flat major are regarded by many as his finest. Other notable works are the Fine Kleine Nacht-musik, which is a serenade, and the Sinfonia Concertante, a concerto for violin and viola. Despite his successes he spent much of his life in poverty, and his health suffered as a result. He died when only thirty-five, and was buried in a pauper's grave in Vienna.

After his death, Mozart's works, which consisted of more than six hundred pieces, were classified by an Austrian scientist Ludwig von Kochel. Each composition is now to be found with the letter Ê and a number after it, for easy identification.

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