Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (ˈvɔlfɡaŋ amaˈdeus ˈmoːtsaʁt, English see fn.), baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era
. He composed over 600 works
, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic
, piano, operatic, and choral
music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical
Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood in Salzburg
If Germany, my beloved fatherland, of whom you know I am proud, will not accept me, then must I, in the name of God, again make France or England richer by one capable German; — and to the shame of the German nation.
The most stimulating and encouraging thought is that you, dearest father, and my dear sister, are well, that I am an honest German, and that if I am not always permitted to talk I can think what I please; but that is all.
A fellow of mediocre talent will remain a mediocrity, whether he travels or not; but one of superior talent (which without impiety I cannot deny that I possess) will go to seed if he always remains in the same place.
As I love Mannheim|Mannheim, Mannheim loves me.
My fatherland has always the first claim on me.
I care very little for Salzburg|Salzburg and not at all for the Hieronymus Graf von Colloredo|archbishop: I shit on both of them.