his work so esemplastic
despite being sick
- Mozart could write music before he could write words.
- By the age of 3, Mozart had learned to play a clavier, which was an old-fashioned stringed instrument that had a keyboard. By the age of 5, he was playing the harpsichord and violin as well as a professional. He was playing in front of royalty when he was just 6 years old. Mozart was a rare musical genius.
- While in Vienna as a child, Mozart performed for Empress Maria Theresa. He amused her when he asked one of her young daughters to marry him. She was Marie Antoinette, the future queen of France.
- He was also good at math and spoke some different languages.
- He wrote half the number of symphonies he had ever wrote from the ages of 8-19. Mozart wrote his first symphony when he was just 8 years old.
- If you listen to his all his music he has ever made for 8 hours a day, it would take you almost 1,500 years to listen to it all.
- Mozart could listen to music just once and then write it down from memory without any mistakes.
- People nicknamed Mozart Wolfie through his life.
- Mozart was really short for his age.
- Mozart fell ill while in Prague for the September 6, 1791, premier of his opera La clemenza di Tito. He died in his home on December 5, 1791. Even while ill, he was occupied with the task of finishing his Requiem.
- Researchers have hypothesized at least 118 causes of death for Mozart, including rheumatic fever, influenza, trichinosis, mercury poisoning, kidney ailment, and streptococcal infection.
- having the ability to shape diverse elements or concepts into a unified whole: the esemplastic power
of a great mind to simplify the difficult.