Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was not only one of the greatest composers of the Classical period, but one of the greatest of all time. Surprisingly, he is not identified with radical formal or harmonic innovations, or with the profound kind of symbolism heard in some of Bach’s works. Mozart best music has a natural flow and irresistible charm, and can express humor, Joy or sorrow with both conviction and mastery. His operas, especially his later efforts, are brilliant examples of high art, as are many of his piano concertos and later symphonies.
Even his lesser compositions and Juvenile works feature much attractive and often masterful music. Mozart was the last of seven children, of whom five did not survive early childhood. By the age of three he was playing the clavichord, and at four he began writing short compositions, Young Wolfgang gave his first public performance at the age of five at Salisbury university, and in January, 1762, he performed on harpsichord for the Elector of Bavaria. There are many astonishing accounts of the young Mozart precocity and genius.
At the age of seven, for Instance, he picked up a violin at a musical gathering and sight-read the second part of a work with complete accuracy, despite his never having had a violin lesson. In the years 1763 – 1766, Mozart, along with his father Leopold, a composer and musician, and sister Manner, also a musically talented child, toured London, Paris, and other parts of Europe, Glenn many successful concerts and performing before royalty. The Mozart family returned to Salisbury in November 1766. The following year young Wolfgang composed his first opera, Apollo et Hyacinth’s.
Keyboard concertos and other major works were also coming from his pen now. In 1769, Mozart was appointed Concertmaster at the Salisbury Court by the Archbishop. Beginning that same year. The Mozart made three tours of Italy, where the young composer studied Italian opera and produced two successful efforts, Intimidate and Lucia Sills. In 1773, Mozart was back in Austria, where he spent most of the next few years composing. He wrote all his violin concertos between 1 774 and 1777, as well as Masses, symphonies, and chamber works.
In 1780, Mozart wrote his opera Demimonde, which became a sensation In Munich. After a conflict with the Archbishop, Mozart left his Concertmaster post and settled in Vienna. He received a number of commissions now and took on a well-paying but unimportant Court post. In 1782 Mozart married Constance Weber and took her to Salisbury the following year to introduce her to his family. 1782 was also the year that saw his opera Die .NET;wrung ass deem Serial staged with great success. In 1784, Mozart Joined the Freemasons, apparently embracing the teachings of that roof.