Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
27th January 2021 – 265th anniversary of his birth
5th December 2021 – 230th anniversary of his death.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), born in Salzburg, in the Holy Roman Empire, showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty.
He composed more than 600 works, many of which are acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is considered among the greatest classical composers of all time and his influence on Western music is profound.
Ludwig van Beethoven composed his early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote: "Posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years"
But although he enjoying considerable success during his lifetime, Mozart was in dept at the time of his death and was interred in a common grave at the St Marx Cemetery outside the city on 7 December. Only a handful of mourners attending his funeral.
Please enjoy our biography in pictures of this marvelous composer.