Who was Mozart?

Mozart wasn't just known for being one of the ‘biggest’ names in classical music, Mozart should perhaps be known for having one of the ‘longest’, but what was his full name?

He wasn't the only musical genius in his family either. Who else was remarkably talented? And which one of Mozart's family members composed a symphony using children's toys?

Mozart apparently transcribed a very famous piece of classical music having briefly heard it while at Rome. Which piece was it?

And how did Mozart die? Was it a plot by rival composer Salieri? Or was there another reason for his untimely demise?

All these questions are answered in our short, humorous guide, narrated by Classic FM presenter John Brunning.

Mozart: Fast and Friendly Guide

La Boheme at the Royal Opera House Opera: where to start

Let us show you where to start with opera - what to listen out for, which composers to seek out and whether to bring your opera glasses…

Mozart images for gallery Mozart's Family

Meet the Mozart family - the people that were closest to Wolfgang himself throughout his life

Mozart and Beethoven Did Beethoven meet Mozart?

From his earliest days as a prodigy in Bonn, Ludwig van Beethoven's great ambition had been to travel to Vienna to meet - and take lessons with - the man he knew was the greatest living composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Mozart's Muse, Nancy Storace Mozart In Love

Classic FM takes a look at the woman who inspired Mozart to write the part of Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Why we love Mozart

Learn about Mozart's life and music, and find out why he truly is one of the great composers of classical music

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