His name is one of the most recognizable in the history of classical music. He learned much from the musicians that came before him, and he inspired generations of musicians after him. His work with the piano and strings was revolutionary at the time, and it continues to stun and amaze people today. You could listen to hours of his music, and still only scrape the tip of the iceberg.
His name was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and he was fated to go down as one of history’s greatest musical innovators. He grew up in a world in which music was changing, and he joined the musical revolution. Mozart was called a genius during his life, and he is still called a genius by many today. But why? What did he do that was so great? If anyone can learn to write music, what made his music so special? Why will Mozart be remembered for centuries to come? Here we will explore Mozart’s life and what it meant to the world.
You may know Mozart’s name, but perhaps you've wondered, "What's so great about him?”
This book (part of the “What’s So Great About…”) series, gives kids insight into life, times and career of Mozart.