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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Nicholas Morejon
Music Appreciation
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

              “Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.” The words of one of the greatest composers of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, can explain more about him and his music than any historian. Arising from the classical period, a man who had an unmatched ear for the sound and form of music. In his lifetime he had accomplished in composing over six hundred works of musical genius. His abilities as a composer and a musician have landed him a spot in the musical hall of fame, and in the hearts of many musicians to come after him.
            At a young age his abilities were already showing. In his hometown of Salzburg he had already built a fluent ability for the violin and the keyboard. At the age of 5 he was already performing in front of royalty. Being actively involved as a court musician at the age of 17, he was already showing great promise for a musical future. But not even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, or his peers, would have been able to predict that one day he would become the most world renowned musician and composer of all time.
            On January 27, 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born to Leopold and Anna Marie Pertl Mozart. He was born in Salzburg, which at the time was part of the Holy Roman Empire. His older sister, Maria Anna, took keyboard lesson and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart would watch intently. Although his father was a great teacher, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart seemed to exceed everything he was being taught. At a very young age, he was already composing his own works of music. His father was so blown away by his son’s natural talent, the two became very close. His accomplishments were enough to bring a father to absolute tears.
            Most of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life was spent traveling with his family where he and his sister would perform as “child...

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