Who was Mozart?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the greatest musicians of all times. Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, in 1756.
Mozart learned to write music before he could write words. He learned to play the harpsichord (an early kind of piano) at the age of 4.
When he was only five years old, he not only played several instruments well, but wrote music of his own. He was giving public concerts at the age of 6. Before he was 12, Mozart had given concerts at most of the leading cities in Europe and played for kings and queens.
People were so amazed at his musical genius that he was often called the “Wonder Boy.” Mozart did not live long. He died before his 36th birthday, but he still left over 600 works, including several operas and many symphonies.
Today his music is famous throughout the world. You will hear Mozart’s music many times in your life.–Dick Rogers