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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose full name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus TheophilusMozart, 1 (Salzburg, Austria, January 27, 1756 - Vienna, Austria, December 5, 1791) was an Austrian composer and pianist, a master of Classicism, considered asone of the most influential and prominentmusicians in history.
Mozart's work encompasses all genres of his time and reaches more than six hundred creations, mostly recognized as masterpieces of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano,operatic and choral, achieving popularity and universal.
In his earliest childhood in Salzburg, Mozart showed a prodigious ability in the field of keyboard instruments and violin. With only five yearswas composing musical works and their performances were appreciated by the aristocracy and European royalty. At seventeen she was employed as court musician in Salzburg, but his restlessness led him totravel in search of a better position, always composing prolifically. During his visit to Vienna in 1781, after being fired from his position at court, decided to settle in this city where he achievedfame that kept the rest of his life, despite going through difficult financial situations. In his final years, he composed many of his symphonies, concertos and operas most famous, and hisRequiem. The circumstances of his early death have been the subject of much speculation and elevated to the category of myth.
In the words of music critics such as Nicholas Till, Mozart always learnedvoraciously on other musicians and develop a brilliance and maturity of style that ranged from light and elegance, darkness and passion-all well-founded with a vision for the humanity "redeemed through art,forgiven and reconciled with nature and the absolute" -. 2 His influence on later Western music is deep, Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his first compositions in the shadow of Mozart, Joseph Haydn who...
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