Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1792)
Famous Works Involving Orchestra
41 symphonies, 27 piano concertos, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, opera overtures to The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute
- At age 6, Mozart met Archduchess Marie Antoinette after his performance for the royal courts at Habsburg summer residence. It is said that young Marie helped Mozart when he slipped on a polished floor. In return, Mozart proposed marriage to her.
- At age 11, Mozart wrote his first true opera, Apollo et Hyacinthus.
- Mozart had a pet Starling, a small to medium song bird he bought from a Vienna pet shop. It was Mozart’s best companion who sang his works.
Get to know Mozart in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist Robert Firdman!
Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Mozart’s Music