In 1762, Mozart and his elder sister Maria Anna (best known as Nannerl) who was also a gifted keyboard player, were taken by their father on a short performing tour, of the courts at Vienna and Munich. Encouraged by their reception, they embarked the next year on a longer tour, including two weeks at Versailles, where the children enchanted Louis XV. In 1764 they arrived in London. Here Mozart wrote his first three symphonies, under the influence of Johann Christian Bach, youngest son of Johann Sebastian, who lived in the city. In Paris, Mozart published his first works:four sonatas for clavier: with accompanying violin in 1764.
The public first witnessed young Mozart’s talent when he performed a dancing role in Sigismundus Hungarie rex at Salzburg University in September of 1761 (277). Mozart flourished in the spotlight and began to tour Europe with his father and sister, Maria Anna (affectionately referred to Nannerl), in September of 1762 (277). Both children were extremely talented musicians and they often performed for the courts or gave public concerts (277). The family returned home to Salzburg ... ... middle of paper ... ...te. 28 November 2013.
So, Mozart continued to travel and even got to hear Miserere of Gregorio Allegri by the Sistine Choir (somehow he even memorized it). After they reached Milan, Mozart began to work on his opera Mitridate, rè di Ponto (“Mithradates, King of Pontus”). After 14 months of staying away from home, Mozart had finally performed his Opera he had been composing. Which as you can imagine, was a success. With Mozart’s foot in the door and his future set he was able to return to his home in Salzburg.
The Classical Style Haydn Mozart, Beethoven. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. Book. Schauffler, Robert Haven. Beethoven The Man Who Freed Music.
They astonished their audiences wherever they performed. In London Wolfgang wrote his first symphonies and met Johann Christian Brahm, who had a very large influence on him. In Paris Wolfgang published his first works, four sonatas for clavier with accompanying voilin. In 1768 he composed his first opera, La Finta Semplice, which was presented for the first time a year later in his home town of Salzburg. In 1769 Wolfgang and his father set out on another tour of Italy.
Works Cited 1. Solomon, Maynard. Mozart: a Life. New York, NY: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1995. Print.
The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven. New York: W.W. Norton, 1997. Print. Schauffler, Robert Haven. Beethoven, the Man Who Freed Music.
Both children played the harpsichord, but Mozart had also mastered the violin. In 1763, when Mozart was seven years old, his father took leave of his position at the Salzburg court to take the family on an extended concert tour of western Europe. Mozart and his sister performed in the major musical centers, including Stuttgart, Mannheim, Mainz, Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris, London, and Amsterdam. They did not return to Salzburg until 1766. During this time, Mozart continued to compose, completing his first symphony at age nine and publishing his first sonatas the same year.