Wolfgang Mozart is a famous Austrian composer.
Mozart was born in 1756 in Salchburg, Austria. His father,
a violinist and a composer, noticed wonderful talent of his
son and taught him how to play musical instruments and to
Being 4 years old Mozart played the clavier. When he was
5 or 6 years old he started composing music. At the age of
8—9 Mozart created his first symphonies, and at the age of
10—11 his first creations for musical theatre.
When he was 6 years old his father decided to take him
and her sister to the big cities of Europe. Two children gave
concerts in Germany, Austria, France, England, Switzerland.
The audience was delighted to see such a small boy playing
When he was 14 he was invited to Italy. He could not
imagine his life without music.
By the age of 19 he was the author of ten major musical
At the age of 26 he moved from his native town to Vienna.
Though he didn't have a great success as a composer in Vienne,
Mozart wrote many songs, serenades, symphonies.
Burdens of life, poverty and desease speeded up his death.
He died at the age of 35.
The real fame came to Mozart only after his death. Many
people now know and like his music.
1. When was Mozart born?
2. How old was he when he started to play musical instruments?
3. When did he start to compose music?
4. What countries did young Mozart visit?
5. When did the real fame come to Mozart?
6. When did he die?
composer — композитор
violinist — скрипач
clavier — клавесин
audience — аудитория
to be delighted — восхищаться
success — успех
burdens — тяготы
poverty — бедность
desease — болезнь
to speed up — ускорить