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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Austrian composer
(1756-91)



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Despite his short life, Mozart was a prolific composer. Mozart music includes many concertos, symphonies (such as the Jupiter), serenades (such as Eine kleine Nachtmusik); operas (such as The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni), and much church music (such as the Coronation Mass).


Mozart (painting by Barbara Krafft, 1819) (image)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The above is a posthumous painting painted by Barbara Krafft (1764-1825). According to Otto Erich Deutsch in his Mozart: A Documentary Biography (1965), Krafft was commissioned in 1819 by Joseph Sonnleithner to paint this portrait, long after the composer had died. The artist visited Mozart's sister, Maria Anna ("Nannerl"), who showed her three portraits of Mozart that she had in her possession. Thus, although the above portrait is posthumous, it was painted after some serious research by the artist.


Mozart at the age of six (1763) (image)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, aged 6, in court dress. The court dress was given to him in 1762 by the Imperial Court in Vienna.

This oil painting, entitled The Boy Mozart, was done in 1763, possibly by Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni (1721-1782), on commission from Wolfgang's father, Leopold. The painting is currently located in the Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria.




Young Mozart at the piano.

(Lithograph from 18th or 19th century.)


Mozart family on tour, 1763 (image)


The Mozart family on tour: Leopold, Wolfgang, and Maria Anna ("Nannerl") playing in Paris.

This watercolor was painted circa 1763 by Louis Carrogis Carmontelle (1717-1806). This painting may currently be viewed in the Musée Condé, Chantilly, France.


Mozart wearing Order of the Golden Spur, 1770 (image)

Portrait of Mozart wearing the Order of the Golden Spur that he received in 1770 in Rome from Pope Clement XIV.

This painting is known as the "Bologna Mozart". It is a copy, made in Salzburg, of an original (now lost) painting done for Padre Martini of Bologna, Italy, who had commissioned it for his gallery of composers. The artist and the copyist are both unknown. The painting may now be seen in the Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica, Bologna, Italy.





Mozart family, c. 1780 (image)

The Mozart family circa 1780. From left to right, we can see: Maria Anna ("Nannerl") Mozart, her brother
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, their mother Anna Maria (in the portrait on the wall - she had already passed away) and their father, Leopold Mozart

The painting was done by Johann Nepomuk della Croce (1736-1819).


Constanze Mozart, 1782 (image)

Constanze Mozart, the wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

This portrait of Constanze was painted in 1782 by her brother-in-law Joseph Lange (1751-1831).


Mozart, 1789 (image)

Drawing of Mozart made by Dora Stock during Mozart's visit to Dresden, Germany, in April 1789.

The medium of this drawing is called, in German, "Silberstiftzeichnung" (English, "silverpoint").

Source: The Musical Times, Vol. 101, No. 1406. (Apr., 1960), p. 242.


Young Mozart being present to Empress Maria Theresa (image)

The Young Mozart Being Presented to the Empress Maria Theresa.

Artists have long been attempting to evoke the charm, spectacle and genius of the child prodigy Mozart playing to the royals of Europe, and this painting is one of many fictional depictions of Mozart being presented in a royal audience to the Empress Maria Theresa.

Artist: Painting by Eduard Ender. Date: 1869. This painting may be viewed in the Mozarteum, Salzburg.


Mozart's signature (image)

The signature of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor - MS in Mozart's handwriting (image)

A facsimile sheet of music (in Mozart's own handwriting) from the Dies Irae [Day of Anger] movement of the "Requiem Mass in D Minor" (K. 626).

It is currently located in the Mozarthaus, Vienna, Austria.





Mozart's Don Juan shown on a Monaco stamp (image)

A scene from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni, as depicted on a postage stamp issued by Monaco in 1987 on the occasion of the bicentennial anniversary of the writing of that opera.

(Note: the wording on stamp says Don Juan which is the French name for the this opera.)


Don Giovanni, an opera by Mozart (image)

Two scenes from Mozart's opera, Don Giovanni, are depicted on this postage stamp issued by San Marino in 1999.

The full title of the opera -- Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni (in English: The Rake Punished, or Don Giovanni) -- is suggested by the Italian wording on this stamp.



Mozart's The Magic Flute as shown on 1967 Hungary stamp (image)

A scene from Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute, is shown on this stamp issued by Hungary in 1967.


Mozart and The Magic Flute character, flyer and music excerpt (image)

Images of Mozart, of Papageno the birdcatcher (a character from Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute), and of an early Vienna flyer and some bars of music from the same opera.

These all appear on the above postal item issued by Germany in 1991 to mark the 200th anniversary since the death of the composer.


Mozart on Vatican stamp, 2006 (image)

This stamp (issued by the Vatican City in 2006 to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart) depicts an image of the composer taken from the portrait painted by Barbara Krafft in 1819 (see first image on the page).

In the background you can see a copy of a original manuscript of the music score of Requiem - Exultate, Jubilate - Alleluia, composed by Mozart in Milan, Italy, in 1773.


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Note: This picture gallery page includes drawings, paintings, photos and images of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his music, activities, friends and family, and the various places where the composer lived and wrote.


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