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Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. Although he died at the young age of thirty-five, Mozart left a legacy of more than 600 works. This fascinating biography charts the musician's extraordinary career and personal life while painting a vivid cultural history of eighteenth-century Europe. Black-and-white illustrations on every spread explore such topics as the history of opera and the evolution of musical instruments. There is also a timeline and a bibliography.
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?
By Yona Zeldis McDonough (Author), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator), Carrie Robbins (Illustrator)
Paperback: 112 pages
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (April 28, 2003)
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