Interesting Facts About Mozart

 

 

 

 

WHAT A LONG NAME!

Mozart's full name was really long. It was: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophillus Amadeus Gottlieb Sigismundus Mozart. Theophillus, Amadeus, Gottlieb, and Sigismundus all meant the same thing, just in different languages. They mean "Beloved of God." His family called him Wolferl.

 

MUSIC BEFORE EDUCATION

Mozart could write music notes before he could write words.

 

WHAT A SMART GUY!

Mozart was very good at mathematics. he liked to scribble mathematical figures all over walls and table cloths. Also, Mozart was very good at languages, especially Italian.

 

BOY KNIGHT DISCOVERED

Mozart was a knight! He became a knight when he was presented with the Papal Order of the Golden spur as a boy. He was given the Papal Order of the Golden Spur by the pope of  Rome, Clement XIV. Mozart was given this honor because he wrote a complicated piece down on paper after hearing it only once! This piece was called Miserere by Gregorio Allegri.

 

GAMES THEN MUSIC... GAMES THEN MUSIC...

Mozart played many games, but he was still able to write the music that was assigned to him. How did he do it? While waiting for his turn in the game, Mozart would scribble down a few music notes then take his turn. Lucky for him, music came very easily.

 

A COMPOSITION BORN EVERY DAY!

Mozart composed over 600 musical works. Most composers write a far smaller number of music than 600 works.

Mozart composed:

  • 50 symphonies

  • 25 piano concertos

  • 12 violin concertos

  • 27 concert arias

  • 26 string quartets

  • 103 minuets

  • 15 masses

  • 21 opera works

WOW!!!

 

"THAT BOY CAN NOT COMPOSE MUSIC!"

Many people did not believe that a little boy such as Mozart could compose such beautiful music. He was locked into a tower with only a pen, paper, and a bed. In a week someone checked up on him and was amazed at the piles and piles of music. There was no more doubt that Mozart had written the music everyone loved.