wolfgan amadeus mozart is one of the greatest composers ever born. like shakespeure,he stands at the summit of human achievement. in every form, from serenade to fugue, from piano concerto and symphony to the heights of grand opera,his music amazes, enchants and invades the memory.
mozart was born in 1756 in salsburg,austria.
he began playing the piano at 4, and when he was years old,he already composed serious music.
then the prodigy ripened into genius. the genius conquered vienna and the world. mozart is fame was great. he met all the great figures of his time, from haydn to goethe , from george 3 to the luckless marie antonette. but then he suddenly fell from favour. the vienna aristocracy grew tired of him. he lots pupils and contracts, had to move from his comfortable house in the centre to a modest flat in the suburbs. the genius was forgotten.
mozard died in 1791, when he was only 35 years old. there is a legend that mozart was poisoned by his rival composer antonio salieri. there is no truth in this legend, though it inspired many great poets, writers and composers. but it has been proved that in the last months of his life mozart really believed that he was pursued by a spirit ,who appeared and ordered him to write a requiem. in a state of depression mozart imagined that he was to write the requem for himself. his works include 41 sumphonies,nearly 30 piano concertos, 19 operas e.t.c.