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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

(Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus; 1756–91). RC musician, composer; b. Salzburg, Austria; educ. by his father, who was a violinist and composer; as a child prodigy, gave concerts in Munich, Vienna, Brussels, Paris, London, and in Holland, Belg., Switz., and It.; involvement in Freemasonry, beginning 1784, is reflected in some of his music. Works include Mass in C Minor; Requiem. See also Bach, Johann Christian. WEB


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