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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
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(Christian name: Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus; Jan 27, 1756, Salzburg – Dec 5, 1791, Vienna).

Like his elder sister Maria Anna (called “Nannerl”), Mozart received his musical education from his father Leopold Mozart, a violinist from Augsburg who later became the second conductor of the Salzburg court orchestra. In 1762, Leopold traveled with both children to Munich and Vienna on the first of a series of musical journeys and presented them as “child prodigies” to an amazed, mostly …

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Boisits, Barbara, “Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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