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If you listen carefully to this CD, you will get to know one of the best composers in the world. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived 250 years ago but he carries on being famous—so he must have been special. He giggled a lot. He was also good at playing the piano and the violin. And he wrote this amazing music, which people still love hearing today. See if you love hearing it too!
I am a professional musician (singer), and am very impressed with the selections and performances which are featured in this album. The accompanying booklet is especially great -- the information makes listening to each piece even more enjoyable. I applaud the creators for getting youngsters in touch with such fabulous music. Also, a big thank-you for including a few vocal tracks!more....
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (born in 1756 • died in 1791)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the most famous composers. When he was only three years old, he played the harpsichord and the violin. At the age of four he was making up his own music. He was so young that his father had to help him write it down.
When he was six years old, Mozart and his older sister Nannerl were giving concerts to kings and queens and emperors. And Mozart wrote new music all the time, even when he was sitting in bumpy coaches travelling through Europe.
He didn’t have a long life. But he wrote a lot of music and we hear it today in concerts and on recordings. He wrote symphonies for an orchestra to play. He wrote piano concertos for an orchestra and a solo piano, and he would play the piano part himself! And he wrote the music of many operas—these are like plays with singing—as well as hundreds of other pieces.
People said that he composed and played music in the way that most of us breathe: it was completely natural for him.
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