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Biography Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg. He and his sister Maria-Anna were child prodigies in music. They were still very young when their father Leopold showed off their musical talents throughout Europe (Paris, London…): Wolfgang played the violin and Maria-Anna played the piano. These trips in Europe allowed Mozart to discover many musicians (including the son of Johann Sebastian Bach) and to make significant progress both as a performer and a composer. Mozart wrote his first opera at the age of 11!
Writing became his major source of income. He worked for example for the Archbishop Colloredo. However, looking at his correspondence, he did not particularly enjoy working for him and stopped in 1781.
He married Constance Weber and worked as a special music teacher for wealthy families. If Mozart earned a lot of money, he is more known for his inability to manage it. He really enjoyed partying. In 1791, he composed two new masterpieces: the Magic Flute and the Requiem. At just 35, Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, on December 5, 1791, leaving more than 600 works to posterity.