For three years the siblings toured western Europe, performing in major cities such as Munich, Augsburg, Paris, and London.
In Paris Mozart published his first piece of music, and in London he composed his first symphony.
was given the following year, 1769, in the archbishop’s palace in Salzburg.
In Verona Mozart was put through stringent tests at the Accademia Filarmonica, and in Milan, after tests of his capacities in dramatic music, he was commissioned to write the first opera for the carnival season.
Just before he was six, his father took him and Nannerl, also highly talented, to Munich to play at the Bavarian court, and a few months later they went to Vienna and were heard at the imperial court and in noble houses.
Neuroscientist Richard Haier discusses plasticity and debunks the Mozart effect, the notion that human intelligence can be improved by listening to classical music, especially works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in full Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, (born January 27, 1756, Salzburg, archbishopric of Salzburg [Austria]—died December 5, 1791, Vienna), Austrian composer, widely recognized as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music.
With Haydn and Beethoven he brought to its height the achievement of the Viennese Classical school.