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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Born Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

January 27 1756
Salzburg, Austria

Died December 5 1791

Vienna, Austria

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart[2] (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart was and is considered to be a musical prodigy and to this day his music is still recognizable. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

Mozart learned voraciously from others, and developed a brilliance and maturity of style that encompassed the light and graceful along with the dark and passionate. His influence on subsequent Western art music is profound. Beethoven wrote his own early compositions in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years."

Works Edit

Main article: List of compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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