Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is perhaps one of the most iconic and influential composers in classical music history. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, Austria, Mozart showed an extraordinary talent for music from a very young age. He was a prolific composer, producing over 600 works in his short life including symphonies, operas, sonatas, and concertos.
Mozart's music is known for its beauty, complexity, and emotional depth. He was a master of melody, harmony, and structure, and his compositions are widely regarded as some of the finest examples of classical music. His operas, in particular, are notable for their memorable melodies and vivid characterizations.
Despite his incredible talent, Mozart struggled financially throughout his career. He was frequently in debt and died at the young age of 35. However, his music has lived on and continues to be celebrated and performed all over the world. His contributions to classical music have made him a household name and a true icon of the genre.