Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Also Known As: "Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: 9 Getreidegasse, Salzburg, Austria
Death: Died in Vienna, Austria
Place of Burial: Zentralfriedhof, Simmering, Vienna (formerly Sankt Marxer Friedhof, Leberstraße), Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Leopold Mozart and Ana Maria Walburga Pertl
Husband of Maria Constanze Mozart (Weber)
Father of Raimund Leopold Mozart; Carl Thomas Mozart; Johann Thomas Leopold Mozart; Theresia Constanzia Adelheid Friedericke Maria Anna Mozart; Anna Maria Mozart and 1 other
Brother of Johann Leopold Joachim Mozart; Maria Anna Cordula Mozart; Maria Anna Nepomucena Ignatia Mozart; Maria Anna Walburga Mozart; Johann Carolus Amadeus Mozart and 1 other

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About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers..."

"...Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl Mozart at 9 Getreidegasse in Salzburg, capital of the sovereign Archbishopric of Salzburg, in what is now Austria but, at the time, was part of the Holy Roman Empire. His only sibling to survive infancy was his elder sister Maria Anna (1751–1829), nicknamed "Nannerl". Wolfgang was baptized the day after his birth at St. Rupert's Cathedral. The baptismal record gives his name in Latinized form as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. He generally called himself "Wolfgang Amadè Mozart" as an adult, but there were many variants.

His father Leopold (1719–1787) was from Augsburg...."

"...During Mozart's youth, his family made several European journeys in which he and Nannerl performed as child prodigies..."

"...After finally returning with his father from Italy on 13 March 1773, Mozart was employed as a court musician by the ruler of Salzburg..."

"...In August 1777, Mozart resigned his Salzburg position[21] and, on 23 September, ventured out once more in search of employment, with visits to Augsburg, Mannheim, Paris, and Munich..."

"...Near the height of his quarrels with Colloredo, Mozart moved in with the Weber family, who had moved to Vienna from Mannheim. The father, Fridolin, had died, and the Webers were now taking in lodgers to make ends meet..."

"...Aloysia, who had earlier rejected Mozart's suit, was now married to the actor Joseph Lange, and Mozart's interest shifted to the third daughter, Constanze. The courtship did not go entirely smoothly; surviving correspondence indicates that Mozart and Constanze briefly broke up in April 1782. Mozart also faced a very difficult task in getting his father's permission for the marriage. The couple were finally married on 4 August 1782, in St. Stephen's Cathedral, the day before Leopold's consent arrived in the mail..."

The couple had six children, of which only two survived infancy:

  1. Raimund Leopold (17 June – 19 August 1783)
  2. Karl Thomas Mozart (21 September 1784 – 31 October 1858)
  3. Johann Thomas Leopold (18 October – 15 November 1786)
  4. Theresia Constanzia Adelheid Friedericke Maria Anna (27 December 1787 – 29 June 1788)
  5. Anna Maria (died soon after birth, 25 December 1789)
  6. Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (26 July 1791 – 29 July 1844)

"...Mozart fell ill while in Prague for the premiere on 6 September of his opera La clemenza di Tito..."

"...He was able to continue his professional functions for some time, and conducted the premiere of The Magic Flute on 30 September. The illness intensified on 20 November, at which point Mozart became bedridden..."

"...Mozart died at 1 a.m. on 5 December 1791 at the age of 35..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 27 July 2011, 10:47 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart&oldid=441687991> [accessed 20 August 2011]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Timeline

1756
January 27, 1756
Salzburg, Austria
1782
1782
Age 25
1783
June 17, 1783
Age 27
1784
September 21, 1784
Age 28
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
1786
October 18, 1786
Age 30
1787
December 27, 1787
Age 31
1789
November 16, 1789
Age 33
1791
July 26, 1791
Age 35
Vienna, Austria
December 5, 1791
Age 35
Vienna, Austria
December 7, 1791
Age 35
Austria