Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was born in wealthy provincial Salzburg, whose prince-archbishop's court and choirs and churches competed with Vienna for musical excellence. His father, Leopold, was Kapellmeister to the prince-archbishop and he fostered Wolfgang's talent. By the age of six Mozart was playing, improvising and composing for the piano and then giving concerts in Munich, Augsburg, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Mainz, Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris and London. Mozart's facility led to his work being considered too demanding for contemporary musicians.
Living towards the end of the eighteenth-century and dying just after the French revolution, Mozart lived through a change in music-production. As a middle-class audience …
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Tambling, Jeremy. "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 October 2001
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