Essay about Comparison of Child Prodigy W.a Mozart and Michael Jackson

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Running Head: Comparison of Child Prodigy W.A Mozart and Michael Jackson

Comparison of Child Prodigy W.A Mozart and Michael Jackson
Concepts of Health HPED 1800 AB338
Shorter University
April 27, 2011

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Running Head: Comparison of Child Prodigy W.A Mozart and Michael Jackson

Comparison of Child Prodigy W.A Mozart and Michael Jackson

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Mozart was a child prodigy, and was able to play the piano, violin, and organ by age six but composing his own music at five (Wright, 2004). His father, Leopold Mozart, sacrificed his own career as a respected composer and theorist so he could concentrate on fostering his prodigy son's talents. He taught Mozart the violin, piano and musical theory, all of which Mozart excelled at. At the age of four, Mozart was writing piano concertos and he completed his first opera, when he was eleven. Mozart spent most of his childhood touring Europe with his sister and he got his first job at the age thirteen for the Archbishop of Salzburg. He worked here for twelve years until the archbishop dismissed him. Mozart moved to Vienna, the musical capital of the world at the time. He had been successful there as a child prodigy but as an adult had difficulty in finding work.It was in Vienna that Mozart met Haydn, who took Mozart under his wing and nurtured Mozart' talents like a second father. To make a living, Mozart wrote operas which were becoming very popular. Musical ideas sprang from Mozart's mind. His only task in composing was actually writing the music down on paper. Around this time he fell in love with a woman called Aloysia Weber. He asked her to marry him but she declined and so he married her sister Constanze instead. For their wedding, Mozart wrote his great C-minor composition.Mozart had more success as a composer when he visited Prague. He was commissioned

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