Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart By abaker1 Jan 27, 1756 Mozart is Born Mozart is born to Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria Pertl. His birth had complications regarding the removal of the placenta, which almost killed him and his mother. Period: Jan 27, 1756 to Dec 5, 1791 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Life Jan 27, 1760 Musical Genius is Evident At age four, Mozart's musical genius becomes eviden,t as he begins to play clavier music which belonged to his older sister. Jan 30, 1761 First Compositions Mozart composes his first known compositions at five years old. Jan 29, 1762 Playing the Keyboard and Violin The six year old Mozart learned to play the keyboard and violin under his father's tutelage. Mar 9, 1762 First Concert Tour Mozart and his muically tallented older sister set out on their first tour with their father. On tour, they play for many important people,including Louis XV and the Empress of Austria, Maria Theresa. Jan 3, 1769 Konzertmeister for Court of the Archbishop of Salzburg Mozart, at 12 years old, becoms concert master (konzertmeister) of the archbishop of Salzburg's court. Mar 1, 1769 "La Finta Simplice" Mozart composes his first opera, "La Finta Simplice." Apr 1, 1781 "Idomeneo" The elector of Bavaria commissions Mozart to compose a new opera, "Idomeneo", in 1780. Aug 1, 1782 Mozart and Constanze get Married Mozart marries Constanze Weber, the 16 year old sister of Aloysia Weber, who was the married woman he originally fell in love with. Nov 3, 1786 Le Nozze di Figaro In 1786, Mozart composes his most famous opera, "Le Nozze di Figaro", which was well recieved when it premeried in May of 1786. Jan 1, 1787 Don Giovanni and Royal Kammermusikus the Bohemian government commissions Mozart to compose the opera "Don Giovanni" in 1787. He accepts the position as the royal chamber musician (kammermusikus) in Vienna. Dec 5, 1791 Mozart Dies After the death of his father in 1787, Mozart's heath slowly deteriotates, resulting in his death in 1791.