Mozart1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in Austria, the son of Leopold, Kapellmeister to the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. By the age of troika he could play the piano, and he was composing by the time he was five; minuets from this period show unusual understanding of form. Mozarts elder sister Maria Anna (best known as Nannerl) was also a gifted keyboard player, and in 1762 their father took the cardinal prodigies on a short performing tour, of the courts at capital of Austria and Munich.
Encouraged by their reception, they embarked the next year on a longer tour, including two weeks at Versailles, where the children enchanted Louis XV. In 1764 they arrived in London. Here Mozart wrote his first three symphonies, under the influence of Johann Christian Bach, youngest son of Johann Sebastian, who lived in the city. After their return to Salzburg there followed three trips to Italy between 1769 and 1773. In Rome Mozart hear...If you want to get a full essay, order it on our website: Orderessay
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