Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem
1791
Classical

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical
Born: 27 January 1756, Salzburg, Austria
Nationality: Austrian
Died: 5 December 1791, Vienna, Austria

Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. A child prodigy he was competent on both keyboard and violin from the age of five, performing before European royalty. Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court at 17 but grew restless and travelled to find a better position. He was dismissed from his post in 1781 while visiting Vienna where he stayed. During his final years he composed many of his best-known works, including symphonies, operas, concertos and parts of the Requiem which was unfinished at the time of his death at just 35

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