Discover the life of the composer Mozart with the National Geographic Kids Biography: Mozart The Boy Who Changed the World With His Music by Marcus Weeks. This biography covers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from his birth in 1756 in Salzburg, through his childhood as a musical prodigy, his adulthood and career as a successful composer, through to his death at an early death from illness in 1791. Filled with illustrations, photographs, paintings, maps, timelines and more, this biography is written for ages 8 to 12 years.
At 5 years old, he composed a minuet. By six, he was performing for royalty. The compelling story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a timeless tale of musical genius, its rewards, and its pitfalls.
Author and musician Marcus Weeks takes us around Mozart's worldfrom the Royal courts of 18th century Europe to the opera houses and balls where Mozart enjoyed triumph and fame. We meet the kings and queens of the age, learn of the young Mozart's favorite games, see the clothes he wore, and the new musical instruments of the time. The lively text also gives readers an appreciation of Mozart's vast legacy of immortal music.
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From the Hardcover edition.
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