Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Essay

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Mozart was considered to be the best musician/composer of all time. Mozart was a genius when it came music and composing, he was said that no other could rival him and to this day people still say that he is the best. The reason why I choose to do Mozart is the fact I do believe he is the best musician/composer of all time, and his life story is of a tragic but gifted young soul. Later on you will find out about his family, his teachings, his tragedies, and of course his accomplishments.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, Jan. 27 1756. His parents were Leopold Mozart and his wife Anna Maria Pertl. His dad like Mozart was a successful composer, violinist and assistant concertmaster at the Salzburg court. He also had an older sister, Maria Anna (who was nicknamed "Nannerl") she played in some concerts with her brother when they were kids.

With his mother he traveled to France, where he composed the Paris Symphony (1778) but he was unable to find a permanent position. Sadly he mother died in Paris. Much later in his life his father died in Austria May 17, 1787.

Wolfgang started composing minuets at the astonishing age 5. When he was the age 6 his sister and he performed concerts in all the major cities all across Europe. Both were pianist but later on Mozart also became a violinist. His dad was a bit abusive to him because he was always drunk and made him practice all day and all night on the piano so that at age five he was able to perform those amazing minuets for the courts. In 1762 both the children played in Vienna for the Empress Maria Theresa and her husband Emperor Francis. For the next three years the two traveled and played for audiences in Germany, Paris, Versailles, and London. London was where Mozart created his first symphony and also is where he became friends with Johann Christian Bach, which had a huge impact on the influence of music on Mozart. Bach helped Mozart in many ways, he took him in and taught him songs and Mozart was able to replay the songs or tunes right after he heard them without having to look at the music and then continues the song and makes it his own.

No matter how hard something was Mozart was able to overcome, he was able to think up rhythms and chords that none have ever thought of, he was able to make such grand music that people would think of him as a god. Later in his life Amadeus was married to his beautiful wife Constanze Weber, she was from Germany and this brought much dismay to his father, which detested the whole marriage. As I have already mentioned Bach was his friend in fact he was probably the only true friend Amadeus ever had. Of course he had admirers and people he would attend parties with but none of them were his true friends. Mozart started his work at the age of six with his sister but later he left and set out on his own and started again in London once he met he mentor Bach. His first works and pieces started in Paris where he wrote four sonata’s in...

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