Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Born at Salzburg, Jany. 27th. 1756. Died at Vienna, Decr. 5th. 1791.Plate 1. Vol 11.
Stipple. 240 x 150mm. 9½ x 6". Fine; stitching holes on left
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was one of the most influential composers of the Classical era. Composing chamber music, piano suites, opera, symphonies, choral music and concertos. From the age of five he was already competent on keyboard and violin, performing before European royalty, and by the age of 17 he was engaged as court musician in Salzburg. It was shortly after this that Mozart grew restless and set off on his travels around Europe. When in Prague for the premiere of La Clemenza di Tito, 6 September 1791, he fell very ill and staggered through to conduct the premiere of Die Zauberflote on 30 September of the same year. His illness intensified by 20 November which forced him to his bed where he was deteremined to finish his Requiem. He passed away on 5 December 1791 at the age of 35. Ackermann's Repository of Arts was an illustrated, British periodical published from 1809-1829 by Rudolph Ackermann. The formal title of the publication was "Respository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it did cover all of these fields. At the time, it was considered to be of great influence to the English taste in fashion, architecture, and literature.
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