The Bologna Mozart, Age 21, 1777, artist unknown
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Mozart in choral dress, probably by Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni, about 1763
Portrait of Mozart, Age 8, Holding a Bird's Nest by Johann Zoffany
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. His output of over 600 compositions includes works widely acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. Mozart is among the most enduringly popular of European composers and many of his works are part of the standard concert repertoire.
Mozart, Age 11, by J. Vander Smissen
Mozart in Verona by Dalla Rosa
He is generally considered to be one of the greatest composers of classical music ever to have lived. He is also often considered music's pre-eminent prodigy, for the astonishing natural talents he employed in composition and performance.
Unfinished Portrait of Mozart, 1782
Profile of Mozart, 1789
Mozart and his family widely traveled Europe during his youth as a child prodigy musician and composer. There are a number of portraits, sketches and family paintings, both painted from life and post-mortem of the famed composer.
Mozart, by Barbara Krafft, Post-humous Portrait, 1819
Mozart Etching by K. Dostal
Because of his worldwide travels and life among the wealthy and elite, there is a great possibility for many more portraits of Mozart to surface in the future. As recently as January, 2005, a portrait of the composer surfaced in Berlin, and is said to be the last portrait painted of Mozart before his death.
Mozart Standing, from the picture by F. Schworer, engraved by Paul Barfus
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