This week’s newsletter is dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756. Happy birthday, Wolfie!
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was a leading Austrian composer of the late eighteen century. He was only five years old when he wrote his first minuet, six when he performed before royalty, and eight when he wrote his first symphony. During his short life, Mozart composed over 600 works, and remains one of the world’s most popular classical composers. Ludwig van Beethoven (sixteen years younger than Mozart) was greatly influenced by his work.
BBC: Primary History: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Although BBC says this page “is archived and is no longer updated,” it still earns a spot in my top five Mozart resources, especially for elementary school students. Visit to read the Fun Facts, play the Mozart Game, and take the quiz. Older visitors will enjoy the link to BBC Music (in the bottom right) which includes a Mozart biography and several music videos.
Biography: Wolfgang Mozart
“Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s was the sole-surviving son of Leopold and Maria Pertl Mozart. Leopold was a successful composer, violinist, and assistant concert master at the Salzburg court. Wolfgang’s mother, Anna Maria Pertl, was born to a middle class family of local community leaders.” Biography provides an excellent Mozart biography, accompanied by a short video.
Kids Music Corner: Mozart
Mozart is introduced to middle-school students with quick facts (Mozart is buried in an unknown pauper’s grave in St Marx cemetery, Vienna) and several videos. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find a link to more composers, including Mozart fan boy Ludwig van Beethoven.
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Quote of the Week
“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” ~~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~~ (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) Austrian classical composer. Click this link to find more intelligence quotes.
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