Biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Composer.

(Salzburg, Austria current, 1756 - Vienna, 1791) Austrian composer. Franz Joseph Haydn once said Mozart's father, Leopold, that his son was «the biggest composer I know, in person or by name». The other big representative of the Viennese Classic Trinity, Beethoven, also confessed their veneration by the figure of the musician Salzburg, while the writer and musician E.t. A. Hoffmann considered Mozart, next to Beethoven, the great forerunner of romanticism and one of the few who had known to express in his works that the words are unable to even insinuate.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
They are eloquent praise about the recognition that already enjoyed Mozart in his time, and his mysterious death, wrapped in an aura of romantic legend, has not only increase. Absolute and unique, genius author of music that still conserves intact all its freshness and its ability to surprise and excite, Mozart occupies one of the highest places in the Pantheon of music.
Son of the violinist and composer Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus was a child prodigy who at age four was already able to interpret the key simple melodies and compose small pieces. Together with his sister Nannerl, five years older than him and also performer of talent, his father brought him cutting in court and city in city for surprise to the audiences with his extraordinary skills. Munich, Vienna, Frankfurt, Paris and London were some cities that expressed his talent before reaching the age of ten.
Nonetheless neglected Leopold formation your child: this continued with the best teachers of the time, such as Johann Christian Bach, the youngest of the sons of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, in London, or the padre Martini in Bologna. It is the time of the first symphonies and operas by Mozart, written in the galante style of fashion, little personal, but that have nothing to envy to other consecrated teachers.
All his travels always ended in Salzburg, where the Mozart served as masters of Chapel and archiepiscopal Court concerts. Spurred on by his growing success, especially after the reception to his opera Idomeneo, Mozart decided to leave that situation of servitude in 1781 to try to survive by their own means as independent composer, no more weapons to his immense talent and his music. He failed in the effort, but his example pointed out the path to follow subsequent musicians, at the same time also in the social changes brought about by the French Revolution; Beethoven or Schubert, to cite just two examples, and should not enter never serving a patron or a pattern.
After settling in Vienna, Mozart's career entered its period of maturity. The different currents of his time are synthesized into a homogeneous whole that if something is marked for its apparent tone light and simple appearance that hides a deep knowledge of the human soul. Masterpieces occurred: the scenic terrain emerged singspieler the abduction from the Seraglio and the magic flute, score that laid the Foundation of the future German opera, and intermixed three operas with a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte the marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte, in which exceeded the conventions of the genre.
We must not forget the Symphonic production of Mozart, especially his three last symphonies, in which anticipated some of the characteristics of the style of Beethoven, or its last seven concertos for piano and Orchestra. Or his string quartets, his sonatas for piano or the unfinished Requiem. All his mature works are expression of a miracle himself. His early death was, without doubt, one of the most painful losses in the history of music.
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