Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791)

Drawing of Mozart in silverpoint, made by Dora Stock during Mozart's visit to Dresden, April 1789

Drawing of Mozart in silverpoint, made by Dora Stock during Mozart’s visit to Dresden, April 1789

.

.

.

Born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart learned the piano at the age of three, and soon developed his skills in all musical forms. Widely recognized as one of the greatest composers of all time, he produced over 600 works.

.

.

.

Follow the links for biographical details:

http://www.biography.com/people/wolfgang-mozart-9417115/videos/wolfgang-amadeus-mozart-mini-biography-2250370127

http://www.biography.com/people/wolfgang-mozart-9417115

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart

__________

Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart is the composer’s baptismal name. 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791)

  1. Pingback: Königin der Nacht (auf der Ukulele) « cross-ties

    • Hi Judith! Reading Wikipedia, it seems that the use of multiple language versions of the same name was not uncommon in Mozart’s day.

      “Mozart’s preference for ‘Wolfgang Amadè’ can be seen on the wedding contract for his marriage to Constanze Weber, dated August 3, 1782, where the composer’s signature is “Wolfgang Amade Mozart”. In the parish register entry for the marriage, dated August 4, Mozart is referred to as ‘Herr Wolfgang Adam Mozart’.

      “Mozart’s preference for ‘Amadè’ was not in general respected by others. Frequently, he was called either ‘Wolfgang Amadeus’ or ‘Wolfgang Gottlieb’.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozart%27s_name)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s