Leopold was a respected musician who schooled his children early in harpsichord and later, the violin.
Mozart’s first efforts at composition began when he was only four years old. Mozart’s first published compositions, which were for harpsichord and viola, appeared in Paris when he was only seven.
At eight, he startled the King of England by playing at sight every difficult piece of music put before him, and improvising during public concerts. At age nine, Mozart has already composed his first two symphonies.
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
His fame came first as a composer and performer of music for the harpsichord, but the piano began to be perfected, and by the time he was 21, he had selected it for his main instrument. He became the frost of the great composers for piano.
He wrote many different types of music and excelled in every one. During his short life he composed more than 50 symphonies and 15 operas. He also wrote many works for choir, orchestra and smaller groups of instruments.
This genius of all composers died in his home on December 5, 1791 at the young age of 35, following a struggle with rheumatic fever.
Biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart