Mozart is the most famous man in Austria and with his unbelievable fascinating music he is well known all over the world. Lot’s of Asian people come to Salzburg to go to the music university called Mozarteum to study his sonatas, operas, piano and violin concerts etc.
The year 2006 is a special one because of it being Mozart’s 250th birthday and it’s well celebrated which many different events. Furthermore you can buy Mozart candies, chocolate and even yoghurt. Everybody heard from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but who was this genius and how did he spent his life?
January the 27th in Salzburg a boy named Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born as the seventh and last child of the musician Leopold Mozart and his wife Anna Maria Mozart.
That’s Mozart’s house of birth in Salzburg
Leopold recognized early what little genius his son was and thus he supported Wolfgang.
The boy learned playing the piano and the violin and at the age of 6 he composed his first Andante and Allegro. Therefore the family Mozart started a trip through West Europe to introduce their two children Wolfgang and Nannerl to the aristocracies.
During this trip Wolfgang composed his first sonatas for piano and violin and also the first symphonies.
Little Mozart became very popular and at the age of 16 he got a job as a concertmaster in Salzburg (1772-1777). That didn’t mean that Mozart stopped traveling around to present his music. He tried to escape the strict orders of his job in Salzburg by traveling to Italy and Vienna where his first piano concert was created.
Back in Salzburg he struggled hard to become also established in his home city. To reach that, he made the Drama per musica 2 re` pastore seen by the audience but it was a failure. He was fed up with the strict orders and cancelled his job.
Interested in getting to know more about one of the greatest genius of the world?
Chapter two about his life will follow next week.