Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Hardcover)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Hardcover)
by Jane Kent (Author), Isabel Munoz (Illustrator)

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 - 2
  • Series: Genius Series
  • Hardcover: 42 pages
  • Publisher: White Star Kids (March 5, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches

Meet composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and learn about his life and music in this engagingly illustrated biography.
 
Wolfgang Amadeus rose to fame as a child genius who wrote his first piece at the age of five, spent a lifetime making music for archbishops and emperors, and created countless compositions until his untimely death at only 35 years old.

This engaging biography explores his amazing career, from when Mozart began his musical studies under his father’s tutelage; through his time as a court composer, musician, and concertmaster; to his final work in honor of the coronation of Leopold II as King of Bohemia. Along the way, we find out about Mozart’s travels and the great composers he met, his difficulties with his rich benefactors, his financial struggles, his marriage and family, and his final illness.

Appealing illustrations, information on his breakthroughs and successes, and an index of major events reveal how Mozart left his mark on humanity. A timeline and simple quiz help kids test their understanding and knowledge.
 



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Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.

 

 

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