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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Wolfgang Mozart as a child, about age 4
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Mozart family: Anna, Leopold, and Wolfgang Mozart
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Maria Anna Mozart, Wolfgang's sister
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Wolfgang as an adult


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Appearance: Not much more than five feet tall, very poor
Why: Wanted for being a popular classical music composer in 5 continents. He is wanted for his collection on music of over 200 hours long, and is wanted for composing over 600 works, 41 being symphonies. Wanted for his 21 piano concertos he wrote and the first opera he wrote at age 12. Wanted also for speaking 15 different languages.
Where: Mozart lived in an apartment in Vienna when he was an adult. He also lived with his parents, Leopold and Anna Maria, in Salzburg Austria when younger .
History: Mozart was the seventh child in his family, sadly he had only one other living sibling because of numerous infant deaths. His sister's name is Maria Anna. Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang's father was a musician. Wolfgang was home schooled and could learn a entire minuet on the clavichord with in a half a hour by age four. He could also could compose music at age five. He went on "tour" in 1762 to Bavaria, Munich and stayed for three weeks before returning home. He also, went on "tour" to Vienna, Austria at age six, and stayed for four years, but had to return home when he became ill and was in bed for two weeks. When on a money raising "tour" in Paris with his mother when his mother died. At age 25 he decided to move to Vienna, where he met and married Constanze Weber on August 4, 1782 and had 6 children, though only 2 survived. Sadly he died at age 35 on December 5, 1791 at 1 a.m. due to Kidney Failure.
Influences: His influences were Haydn, a mutual support to Mozart and a similar music form writer with similar traditions. Another influence was Johann Christian Bach, for his stuck up friendship that helped Mozart become more confident.
Some of His Works: Mozart wrote symphonies numbered one to forty one. Mozart also wrote the operas: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and Cosi fan Tutti. He also wrote piano concertos numbered one to twenty seven, and five violin concertos. He wrote numerous serenades, and some string quartets. That still isn't all of his works even.

Mozart was one of the best composers of all time, and his works are still famous today. He is the role model for many young composers. Help find Mozart!



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WANTED
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Appearance: Not much more than five feet tall, very poor
Why: Wanted for being a popular classical music composer in 5 continents. Wanted for his collection on music of over 200 hours long, and is wanted for composing over 600 works, 41 being symphonies. Wanted for his 21 piano concertos he wrote and the first opera he wrote at age 12. Wanted for speaking 15 different languages.
Where: Mozart lived in an apartment in Vienna when he was an adult. He also lived with his parents, Leopold and Anna Maria, in Salzburg Austria.
History: Mozart was the seventh child in his family, sadly he had only one other living sibling because of numerous infant deaths. Sisters name is Maria Anna. Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang's father was a musician. Wolfgang was home schooled and could learn a entire minuet on the clavichord with in a half a hour by age four. He could also could compose music at age five. He went on "tour" in 1762 to Bavaria, Munich and stayed for three weeks before returning home. He also, went on "tour" to Vienna, Austria at age six and stayed for four years, but had to return home when he became ill and was in bed for two weeks. When he was on a money raising "tour" in Paris with his mother, his mother died. At age 25 he decided to move to Vienna, where he met and married Constanze Weber on August 4, 1782 and had 6 children, though only 2 survived. Sadly he died at age 35 on December 5, 1791 at 1 a.m. due to Kidney Failure.
Influences: His influences were Haydn, a mutual support to Mozart and a similar music form writer with similar traditions. Another influence was Johann Christian Bach, for his stuck up friendship that helped Mozart become more confident.
Some of His Works: Mozart wrote symphonies numbered one to forty one. Mozart also wrote the operas: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and Cosi fan Tutti. He also wrote piano concertos numbered one to twenty seven, and five violin concertos. He wrote numerous serenades, and some string quartets. That still isn't all of his works even.

Mozart was one of the best composers of all time, and his works are still famous today. He is the role model for many young composers. Help find Mozart!


BY: Rebekah Zerbe
Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Notes:
Book: World's Greatest Composers "Mozart"
  • Name: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Popular for classical music in 5 continents
  • His talent wasn't recognized till long after his death
  • His collection of music takes over 200 hrs. to listen to
  • Very Poor
  • As an adult lived in a apartment in Vienna
  • Born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria
  • Parents were Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart
  • Never much taller then 5 ft.
  • The seventh child, But it was only him and his sister because only one before him had lived, all others died at infant births
  • Was pushed by father to become a musician at early age
  • Dad was a musician
  • Home Schooled
  • By age 4 he could learn an entire minuet on the clavichord within a half a hr.
  • Began composing music at age 5
  • At age 6 went Europe and stayed for 4 years
  • In 1762 went to Bavaria, Munich on "tour", stayed fro 3 weeks there then went home
  • Next went on tour to Vienna, Austria
  • Got sick in Venna, Austira, in bed for 2 weeks there, then went home
Website: http://www.mfiles.co.uk/composers/Wolfgang-Amadeus-Mozart.htm
  • He went on a second money-raising tour to Paris, where his mother who accompanied him died.
  • It was at the age of about 25 that Mozart moved and settled in Vienna, where he married Constanze Weber and fathered 6 children (though only 2 survived).
Influences:
  • Haydn- mutual support and there is a strong similarity not only their musical forms and traditions but also in their musical soundscape and tuneful lyricism.
  • Johann Christian Bach (one of the sons of Johann Sebastian Bach) and struck up a friendship with him which undoubtedly had an influence on the direction taken the young composer
Music He Wrote:
  • Symphonies, including numbered ones up to 41 (the last 3 particularly are among the best symphonies ever written) - here is the firs movement of his well-known Symphony No. 40 in G minor
  • Operas, such as The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and Cosi fan Tutti
  • Piano Concertos, numbered to 27 - here is the slow movement of his Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, often known as "Elvira Madigan" after the film in which it was used
  • 5 Violin Concertos, (Isaac Stern who recently passed away was known for his renditions of these)
  • Other Concertos, for Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe and Horn
  • Piano Sonatas - mfiles example movements are the Rondo Alla Turca and the Sonata in C
  • Violin Sonatas
  • String Quartets
  • Other chamber works, including the Clarinet Quintet (note that Mozart introduced Clarinets into the Symphony orchestra)
  • Masses, including the final Requiem (commissioned anonymously and Mozart thought of it as a omen for his own death)
  • Divertimentos
  • Lieder
  • Serenades, including No. 13 known as "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" - here is the First Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Webstie: http://www.dsokids.com/2001/dso.asp?PageID=64
Extra Information:
  • Wrote over 600 works and 41 were symphonies
  • Wrote 21 piano concertos
  • Spoke 15 different languages
  • Composed first opera at 12
  • Died of kidney failure at age 35
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart
  • Died December 5, 1791 at 1 a.m.
  • Sisters name was Maria Anna
  • Married Constanze on August 4. 1782
  • Had 6 children