Publisher description for Who was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? / by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Carrie Robbins.


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Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. Although he died at the young age of thirty-five, Mozart left a legacy of more than 600 works. This fascinating biography charts the musician's extraordinary career and personal life while painting a vivid cultural history of eighteenth-century Europe. Black-and-white illustrations on every spread explore such topics as the history of opera and the evolution of musical instruments. There is also a timeline and a bibliography.

Illustrated by Carrie Robbins.
Cover illustration by Nancy Harrison.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, -- 1756-1791 -- Juvenile literature.
Composers -- Austria -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, -- 1756-1791.
Composers.