Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1756 – 1791   Composer

Mozart was a child prodigy, composing the first of over 600 pieces of music at the age of five. As a child, his father took him on a tour of Europe, where the boy played for nobility and kings. As a young man, he was appointed court composer to the ruler of Salzburg, but despite his musical success became unsatisfied with that position and moved about before settling in Vienna. He received universally favourable reviews but was financially unsuccessful, finally dying of a fever. Mozart is accounted one of the greatest composers of all time;

Lodge Zur Woltatigkeit, Vienna

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“All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak — and speak in such a way that people will remember it.”