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Mozart Essay

1747 words - 7 pages

Very rarely is there an entertainer that has so many incredible qualities to their music. There are very few that would actually die over their music. Many admired him, and so many wanted to be him. Only one musician can be called one artist is worthy enough to be known as the greatest artists of his era. This man is none other than Wolfgang Mozart, know for his very extravagant musical art pieces.

Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophillus Amadeus Gottlieb Sigismundus Mozart (Latin form of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) was born at Nine Getreidegasse, Salzburg in January 27, 1756 to parents, Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria. Mozart’s middle names; Theophillus, Amadeus, Gottlieb, and Sigismundus mean the same thing only in different languages and means "Beloved of God." Mozart’s parents shortened his name when addressing him to Wolferl. Mozart was the seventh child in his family, unfortunately, five of Leopold's and Anna's children died during infancy. Mozart had a very musical background, his father, Leopold was a composer and was the fourth violinist for Count Leopold Anton von Firmian. Mozart always enjoyed being around instruments as his sister, Maria Anna "Nannerl" rehearsed on the violin and from this he shocked his family when he started to write his first piece of music at a very young age of six. Mozart started to compose music before he could write words on paper. Mozart's family moved endless around Europe and around trips, Mozart with his sister would worked Child Prodigies. They would work for three and a half long years, which spanned from London to Paris to Munich. Mozart's hard work finally paid off when he was accepted by Josef Myslivecek and Giovanni Battista Martini to perform in Accademia Filarmonica. In 1770, Mozart developed and created his first very successful operas that would spawn many more operas, Mitridate, re di Ponto. Near the end of his Italy performance tour, Mozart created one of his most successful musical pieces, Exsultate, jubilate. Due to Mozart’s excessive traveling he learned fifteen different languages. When Mozart returned home from his tour, the ruler of Salzburg (Prince Archbishop Hieronymus Colloredo) appointed Mozart as the main court musician. Mozart became furious with the little pay he was receiving for his successful music. In the process of finding a better paying musical positions in both Vienna and Munich, Mozart premiered his opera, La finta giardiniera. While finding work in Paris, Mozart fell in love with Aloysia Weber. His journeys in Vienna, Munich and Paris proved to be unsuccessful in finding Mozart a steady, well paying job. In August of 1777, Mozart left his Salzburg position and a month later visited Paris, Mannheim and Munich to find employment. Even though Mozart did not want to work in Salzburg his father still wanted him to work around the area. While still finding work in Munich, Mozart met with Aloysia, but she was no longer interested in him, with this news Mozart was deeply...

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