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Title: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:


1
Music History
Composer Unit
2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • A history

3
Classical Era
  • The classical era began approximately
    1759until1820.
  • Mozart was born in 1732. He began composing in
    1736 at the age of 4.
  • Some of the characteristics of this period can be
    found on the following link

4
Mozarts birth
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born January,27,1756
    in Salzburg, Austria in to Leopold and Anna-Maria
    Mozart.
  • The Mozarts lived here from 1747-1773. The
    rooms once occupied by them serve as a museum.

5
Salzburg, AustriaMozarts birthplace
Mozart Square, located in the heart of Salzburg.
6
Family Life
  • Wolfgangs father was a court composer in
    Salzburg for the Archbishop of Salzburg. Leopold
    was Mozarts first music teacher.
  • Mozarts mother was very close to her children
    and often accompanied Wolfgang on his tours of
    Europe.
  • Nannerl, Wolfgangs older sister, was also a very
    gifted musician.

7
Historical Timeline
This a timeline of some of the events surrounding
Mozart during his lifetime. For a timeline on
other composers during this time click here.
8
The Requiem Mass
  • The Requiem Mass was commissioned in the summer
    of 1791 under mysterious circumstances.
  • Mozart, his health deteriorating, believed he was
    composing his own death Mass.
  • Mozart died on December 5th, 1791 before its
    completion.
  • For more information on the Requiem, click here

This is a portrait of Mozart and his wife
Constanze depicting his last days while writing
the Requiem.
9
Mozarts Death
  • There is still much speculation on what caused
    Mozarts death.
  • What is known is that his health slowly began to
    deteriorate over the course of many years.
  • At the end of his career he was working
    constantly and this is said to have contributed
    to his illness.
  • He died on December 5th, 1791 bankrupt. Wofgang
    Amadeus Mozart was buried in a mass grave in
    Vienna, Austria.

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