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His elder sister was Maria Anna Mozart —nicknamed "Nannerl". Mozart was baptized the day after his birth, at St. Leopold Mozart, a native of Augsburg Germany, was a minor composer and an experienced teacher. Inhe was appointed as fourth violinist in the musical establishment of Count Leopold Anton von Firmianthe ruling Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg.
He often spent much time at the clavierpicking out thirds, which he was ever striking, and his pleasure showed that it sounded good In the fourth year of his age his father, for a game as it were, began to teach him a few minuets and pieces at the clavier He could play it faultlessly and with the greatest delicacy, and keeping exactly in time At the age of five, he was already composing little pieces, which he played to his father who wrote them down.
Leopold, Wolfgang, and Nannerl. Watercolor by Carmontelleca. There is some scholarly debate about whether Mozart was four or five years old when he created his first musical Wolfgang amadeus mozart essays, though there is little doubt that Mozart composed his first three pieces of music within a few weeks of each other: Along with music, he taught his children languages and academic subjects.
Mozart family grand tour and Mozart in Italy While Wolfgang was young, his family made several European journeys in which he and Nannerl performed as child prodigies. A long concert tour followed, spanning three and a half years, taking the family to the courts of Munich, MannheimParis, London,  The Hagueagain to Paris, and back home via Zurich, Donaueschingenand Munich.
A particularly important influence was Johann Christian Bachwhom he visited in London in and When he was eight years old, Mozart wrote his first symphony, most of which was probably transcribed by his father.
This tour lasted from December to March This led to further opera commissions. Employment at the Salzburg court Tanzmeisterhaus, Salzburg, Mozart family residence from ; reconstructed After finally returning with his father from Italy on 13 MarchMozart was employed as a court musician by the ruler of Salzburg, Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Colloredo.
The composer had a great number of friends and admirers in Salzburg  and had the opportunity to work in many genres, including symphonies, sonatas, string quartets, massesserenades, and a few minor operas. Between April and DecemberMozart developed an enthusiasm for violin concertos, producing a series of five the only ones he ever wrotewhich steadily increased in their musical sophistication.
The last three— K. One reason was his low salary, florins a year;  Mozart longed to compose operas, and Salzburg provided only rare occasions for these.
The situation worsened in when the court theater was closed, especially since the other theater in Salzburg was largely reserved for visiting troupes. Mozart and his father visited Vienna from 14 July to 26 Septemberand Munich from 6 December to March The painting is a copy of a work now lost.
He also fell in love with Aloysia Weberone of four daughters of a musical family. There were prospects of employment in Mannheim, but they came to nothing,  and Mozart left for Paris on 14 March  to continue his search. One of his letters from Paris hints at a possible post as an organist at Versaillesbut Mozart was not interested in such an appointment.
The annual salary was florins,  but he was reluctant to accept. After leaving Paris in September for Strasbourg, he lingered in Mannheim and Munich, still hoping to obtain an appointment outside Salzburg. In Munich, he again encountered Aloysia, now a very successful singer, but she was no longer interested in him.
Departure The Mozart family c. My main goal right now is to meet the emperor in some agreeable fashion, I am absolutely determined he should get to know me. The quarrel with the archbishop came to a head in May: Mozart attempted to resign and was refused.
The following month, permission was granted, but in a grossly insulting way: Mozart decided to settle in Vienna as a freelance performer and composer. Mozart passionately defended his intention to pursue an independent career in Vienna. He performed often as a pianist, notably in a competition before the Emperor with Muzio Clementi on 24 December and he soon "had established himself as the finest keyboard player in Vienna".
The father, Fridolin, had died, and the Webers were now taking in lodgers to make ends meet. The courtship did not go entirely smoothly; surviving correspondence indicates that Mozart and Constanze briefly separated in April Though not completed, it was premiered in Salzburg, with Constanze singing a solo part.
When Haydn visited Vienna, they sometimes played together in an impromptu string quartet. Since space in the theaters was scarce, he booked unconventional venues:The Vatican knew it had a winner on its hands with Allegri’s "Miserere" and, wanting to preserve its aura of mystery and exclusivity, forbade replication, threatening anyone who attempted to copy or publish it with excommunication.
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A selection of Mozart's letters, translated into English, complete with notes, linking commentary and chronology. Maria Anna Mozart, beloved nicknamed Nannerl, was the elder and only sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
As children, both were considered gifted musical prodigies and their father, Leopold, arranged tours to display their talents to the masses in the grandest capitals of Europe.
Both children could.
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