Penguin Workshop (April 28, 2003)

Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?



Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough

Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. Although he died at the young age of thirty-five, Mozart left a legacy of more than 600 works. This fascinating biography charts the musician's extraordinary career and personal life while painting a vivid cultural history of eighteenth-century Europe. Black-and-white illustrations on every spread explore such topics as the history of opera and the evolution of musical instruments. There is also a timeline and a bibliography.

Illustrated by Carrie Robbins.
Cover illustration by Nancy Harrison.

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Paperback: 112 pages

Publication Date: April 28, 2003

Publisher: Penguin Workshop

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough

ISBN-13: 978-0448431048

Series: Who Was?

Genres: Children's Books, Arts, Music & Photography