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Vitamin D lack linked to Mozart's death

SAN FRANCISCO, July 4 (UPI) -- Classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart may have died from a lack of vitamin D, U.S. and Austrian researchers suggest.

Strep throat may have killed Mozart

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- British and European researchers say Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart likely died from a strep throat epidemic that appeared to have occurred in Vienna in 1791.

Foundation has two unknown Mozart pieces

SALZBURG, Austria, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The International Mozarteum Foundation in Austria says it is now attributing two pieces of music it possesses to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, not his father.

Mozart musical piece found in France

NANTES, France, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A researcher says a single sheet of original music created by famed Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been found in a French library.
Polish abbey may house Mozart scores

Polish abbey may house Mozart scores

CZESTOCHOWA, Poland, May 23 (UPI) -- Polish and Austrian scientists are working together to determine if scores penned by composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart might be stored in a Polish monastery.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (German: , English see fn.), baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood in Salzburg. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of Mozart's death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons.

Mozart learned voraciously from others, and developed a brilliance and maturity of style that encompassed the light and graceful along with the dark and passionate. His influence on subsequent Western art music is profound. Beethoven wrote his own early compositions in the shadow of Mozart, of whom Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years."

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