Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756.
He was named after his grandfather on his mother's side and after the Saint on his date of birth, Johannes Chrysostomus.
His parents were Leopold Mozart - a composer - and Anna Maria Pertl.
He started to play the keyboard aged just three. By the age of five he had started composing minuets.
In 1763-66 he toured Europe with his father and played for Louis XV at Versailles and George III in London.
In 1764 wrote his first three symphonies and also met Johann Christian Bach
By his teenage years, he had mastered the piano, violin, and harpsichord.
And in 1768 he completed first opera, La finta semplice (The Pretended Simpleton).
Mozart composed over 600 works including, 21 stage and opera works, 15 masses, over 50 symphonies, 25 piano concertos, 12 violin concertos, 27 concert arias, 17 piano sonatas, 26 string quartets and many others.
His style was unique, unlike many of the musical styles of his time. But people didn't appreciate his radical music because they didn't understand how complex and extraordinary it was.
In his later years, Mozart incorporates many musical elements and style from different countries into his works.
His late works include three of his most famous operas, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte.
In 1772 he was appointed concertmaster in the orchestra of Archbishop of Salzburg.
During this period, he wrote many sacred works.
In 1777 he toured with his mother hoping to find a court position and travelled to Mannheim where he met and fell in love with Aloysia Weber, but a year later his sister Anna Maria Mozart died.
In 1782 he married Constanze Weber in Vienna's St Stephen's Cathedral.
In Vienna, Mozart supported his family by performing in public and private, teaching, and composing. …