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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Oldham, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 32.433 W 002° 06.556
30U E 559027 N 5932774
Quick Description: This bust of Mozart is on the side of Oldham Free Library that opened in 1883.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/28/2019 8:55:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM1054V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:

The library building was built in Romanesque style and included an art gallery. Along the western side of the building are a number of roundels with carved busts of authors and composers.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era.

Born in Salzburg, Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his early death at the age of 35. The circumstances of his death have been much mythologized.

He composed more than 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence is profound on subsequent Western art music. Ludwig van Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote: 'posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years'" link
Name of Musician: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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