Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer
(1756-1791). Mozart is the most celebrated child prodigy in music history. His dazzling performances on violin and keyboard charmed European monarchs from Vienna to London. Later, many of his sonatas, quartets, symphonies, and operas met with considerable success. But by the time of his early death at age 35, his reputation had already faded. His greatest fame came in the two centuries after his death, as composer after composer acclaimed his music to be of supreme genius. Any list of M...