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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756—1791) Austrian composer

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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(1756–1791), Austrian composer.

There is no other eighteenth-century composer whose life and works appear to be more enmeshed

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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(Salzburg, 1756–91, Vienna),

Austrian composer and musical prodigy, toured Europe with his father and sister when he was

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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Born in Salzburg, though seldom remaining long in one place, he travelled extensively throughout Europe, where he performed or conducted

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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(1756–91),

Austrian composer and pianist. Following his visit to London as a child from 1764–5, Mozart

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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World Encyclopedia

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A child prodigy on the piano, Mozart was taken by his father, Leopold, on performing tours in Europe (1762–65

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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Simon Williams

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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(1756–91)

Austrian composer. One of the most versatile composers in history, Mozart especially prized opera. As a youth he showed himself adept in the conventional ...

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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(1756–91) Austrian composer. One of the most versatile composers in history, Mozart especially prized *opera. As a youth he showed himself adept in the conventional genres, ... ... More
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Austrian composer. He wrote the music for Noverre's Les Petits Riens (Paris, 1778) and wrote many dances and sets of dances. His concert music has also been used by many choreographers, ... More
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (27 Jan. 1756)   Reference library

Julian Rushton

The Oxford Companion to Music

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(His full given names were Johannes Chrysostomos Wolfgang Theophilus, Amadeus being a Latinization of the Greek Theophilus; but he usually styled himself ‘Wolfgang Amadè Mozart’.) He is ... More
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilius

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Austrian composer, keyboard‐player, violinist, violist, and conductor. Son of Leopold *Mozart, Vice‐Kapellmeister to Prince‐Archbishop of Salzburg. He showed exceptional musical precocity, ... More

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