Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Died aged 35

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period. Despite his short life, his rapid pace of composition resulted in more than 800 works of virtually every genre of his time. Many of these compositions are acknowledged as pinnacles of the symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral repertoire. Mozart is widely regarded as among the greatest composers in the history of Western music, with his music admired for its "melodic beauty, its formal elegance and its richness of harmony and texture". Born in Salzburg, in the Holy Roman Empire, Mozart 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. His father took him on a grand tour of Europe and then three trips to Italy. At 17, he was a musician at the Salzburg court but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position. While visiting Vienna in 1781, Mozart was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He stayed in Vienna, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years there, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas. His Requiem was largely unfinished by the time of his death at the age of 35, the circumstances of which are uncertain and much mythologized.

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Commemorated on 5 plaques

In a house on this site in 1764 - 5 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 - 1791 lived, played and composed

20 Frith Street, London, United Kingdom where they lived , played , and composed

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791 composed his first symphony here in 1764

180 Ebury Street, London, United Kingdom where they composed his first symphony

In a building on this site W. A. Mozart and his family lodged with barber John Couzin April-August 1764 the first London address on their Grand Tour of Europe

9 Cecil Court, WC2N 4EZ, London, United Kingdom where they lodged (1764)

Mozart 1765-1766 Ver. Nederland-Oostenrijk 1956

Spui 44, Den Haag, Netherlands where they was

W. A. Mozart et sa mère Maria séjournèrent ici en 1778. Celle-ci y mourut le 3 juillet.

English translation: W. A. Mozart and his mother Maria stayed here in 1778. She died there on 3 July. [AWS Translate]

8 rue du Sentier, Paris, France where they was