9 July 1763

The Mozart family grand tour of Europe began, lifting the profile of son Wolfgang Amadeus.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential Austrian composer of the Classical period. Born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Mozart showed extraordinary musical talent from a young age. He composed over 600 works, including symphonies, operas, concertos, chamber music, and choral music, many of which are considered pinnacles of their respective forms.

Some of his most famous works include:

Operas: “The Magic Flute,” “Don Giovanni,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” and “Così fan tutte.”
Symphonies: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, Symphony No. 41 in C major (Jupiter).
Concertos: Piano Concerto No. 21, Violin Concerto No. 5.
Chamber Music: Clarinet Quintet, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music).

Mozart’s music is characterized by its melodic beauty, formal elegance, and emotional depth. He had a profound influence on subsequent Western art music and remains one of the most enduringly popular and respected composers in the history of Western music.

Mozart died on December 5, 1791, at the age of 35, under circumstances that have led to much speculation and myth. Despite his short life, his contributions to music were immense, and his works continue to be widely performed and studied.