Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Musical Prodigy of the 18th Century

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When applause erupts for an orchestra in a concert hall, the audience is usually enveloped in admiration for the musicians’ talent. However, the composer of the music rarely receives recognition even though he is the actual mastermind behind the beautiful music. One of the most influential composers of the 18th century was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was born to Leopold and Anna Maria on January 27, 1956 in Salzburg, Austria. Historical records show that Mozart acquired his initial musical knowledge from his father and his older sister, Nannerl. His interest in music first commenced when Nannerl began piano lessons. Gradually, this interest developed into an obsession, which led to his brilliant compositions. During …show more content…
Subsequently, Mozart journeyed to France and Italy in search of a respectable job. He was offered employment in Paris as a concert master, but he disregarded the opportunity due to the low wage. Exasperated, Mozart returned to his family in Austria, hoping to rejoin the Salzburg Court. After a few additional years at the court, Mozart created an incredible opera called Idomeneo which achieved significant success in Munich, Germany. Astonishingly however, his accomplishment resulted in his dismissal from the Salzburg Court. When Mozart inquired his employer about the preposterous decision, he was mercilessly insulted and forced to leave Salzburg. Immensely aggravated, Mozart decided to pursue an independent profession in Vienna, Austria. Fortunately, Mozart’s independent vocation started off quite well. He frequently performed as a pianist and participated in many prestigious competitions. Gradually, Mozart acquired the title of a respected composer. During his Viennese career, Mozart composed one of his most celebrated and memorable operas, “I will die for you", which attained great success throughout Germany. At the pinnacle of his career, Mozart married Constanze Weber, a wealthy young woman from an affluent musical family. Throughout the course of his career, Mozart dedicated countless pieces of music to Constanze, the most well known being The Great Mass in C Minor. Due to

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