Composer of the Month


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Our composer of the month for the month of November is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Austria, and lived during the Classical Era of music. His father was a violinist and composer. Mozart was a child prodigy on piano—he wrote his first piece of music at age 5 and his first opera by age 12! He was excellent on both violin and piano, and played for European royalty with his sister Maria Anna as a child. He is one of the greatest composers to have ever lived, writing many different types of music, for ensembles, solo instruments, and voice, totaling over 600 compositions. He sadly died at the age of 35 from an illness.