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Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was an influential composer of the Classical era.
He composed over 600 works and he is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.
From his earliest childhood in Salzburg, Austria, he was already competent on keyboard and violin. He composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty.
Mozart's music, like Haydn's, stands as an archetype of the Classical style. At the time he began composing, European music was dominated by the style galant, a reaction against the highly evolved intricacy of the Baroque.
Mozart was a versatile composer, and wrote in every major genre, including symphony, opera, the solo concerto, chamber music (including string quartet and string quintet) and the piano sonata.
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