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He was the son of Leopold Mozart Kapellmeister to the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg and much the reason behinds Wolfgangs education By the age of three he could play the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart piano and he was composing by the time he was five Mozarts elder sister Maria Anna was also a gifted keyboard player and in 1762 their father took the two prodigies on a short performing tour of the courts at Vienna and Munich Encouraged by their reception they embarked the next year on a longer tour including two weeks at Versailles where the children enchanted Louis XV In 1764 they arrived in London Here Mozart wrote his first three symphonies under the influence of Johann Christian Bach youngest son of Johann Sebastian who lived in the city After their return to Salzburg there followed three trips to Italy between 1769 and 1773 In Rome Mozart heard a performance of Allegris Misere the score of this work was closely guarded but Mozart managed to transcribe the music almost perfectly from memory In 1769 Mozart was appointed concertmaster to the archbishop of Salzburg and later in the same year at La Scala he was made a chevalier of the Order of the Golden Spur by the pope He also composed his first German operetta Bastien und Bastienne in the same year At the age of 14 he was commissioned to write a serious opera This work Mitridate r di Ponto produced under his direction at Milan completely established an already phenomenal reputation The Mozarts returned to Salzburg in 1771 Hieronymus count von Colloredo the successor to the archbishop of Salzburg who had died while the Mozarts were touring Italy cared little for music
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