Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a composer everyone knows and loves, a man who died in his early 30s, author of 600 musical pieces lived a turbulent, exciting, and interesting life, with many ups and downs. His works are studied, performed, and celebrated to this day, and his legacy is being renewed with each new performer, who tries to experience Mozart's greatness. He lived such a short life, but could to mark his name with golden letters.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life was filled with many interesting facts. We try to mention some of them.Mozart's full baptized name looks like this: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. Johannes Chrysostmus is his saint's name, chosen after Mozart's birthday, January 27, was Saint John Chrysostom's feast day. Wolfgangus in German means running wolf, and was the name of Mozart's grandfather. Theophilus, in Greek it means loved by God. In German, it is Gottlieb, and Amadeus comes from Latin form.Mozart, at the age of 3, could pick out chords by ear; at the age of four, he could play short pieces, and from age five, he started composing. When he was six years old, his father Leopold took Mozart on the European tour. Young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was playing concerts in different cities, in different countries. Mozart wrote the first symphony when he was eight years old, in 1764.While visiting London as a child, Mozart met Johann Christian Bach. Bach became one of the influences of a young composer. It is well-acknowledge that some of his symphonies are mimicking Bach’s compositional style.Mozart was famous for his mocking, mean sense of humor. He's jokes were especially mean to one of his friend Joseph Leutgeb. He was a horn player; for him, Mozart composed the Four Horn Concertos.For the last seven years of his life, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart became a Freemason. A couple of his compositions contain the Masonic symbols, including the Magic Flute, the opera where number three is one of the main symbols.Mozart is responsible for advancing the technical side of the popular genres in music. He wrote sonatas, symphonies, operas, concertos, choral, and chamber music. At the age f 35, he Composer around 600 works.The reason for Mozart’s death is unknown. The official record says that he died from miliary fever. Throughout the years, researchers pose at least 118 causes of his death. He was buried in Viena, in a common unmarked grave. He left a large number of debts, and his wife Constanze was obliged to pay them by selling Mozart’s manuscripts.The movie Amadeus came out in 1984. It claimed to be a movie depicting the Composer's life, but it turned out to be generally false and too dramatized. It tells a story of the relationship between Mozart and Salieri, who was a composer also. According to the movie Amadeus, Salieri poisoned Mozart, and he was the cause of the Composer's death. Mozart is shown as an ill-behaved and childish man. There is no real-life evidence to support the passage the movie tells.