5 things to know about Mozart
February 12, 2021
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was an influential composer of the Classical period. He spent most of his carrier in Vienna, Austria.
1. He composed a literal "musical joke"
Mozart was great at pulling pranks. In order to make fun of bad composers he created a music piece with melodies that didn’t fit together
2. He overshadowed his talented sister
Mozart’s older sister used to tour with Mozart and their father. She helped him compose and orchestrate his first symphony.
3. He created a great friendship with Haydn
Haydn was a major influence in Mozart’s life. He was unfairly called the “poor man’s Mozart” whereas being a incredible composer.
4. His love for food may have killed him
Mozart was known to be a food lover. A recent study suggests that he may have died from eating undercooked pork!
5. His skull was donated to a Museum
Mozart didn’t have a lot of money and was buried in a community grave. His skull was donated to the Mozarteum Foundation years after.
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