Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is widely considered to be one of the greatest composers who has ever lived. He began his career as a musical prodigy, performing for royalty around Europe. He started composing aged just 5 years old! During his lifetime he wrote different forms of music, including operas and symphonies. Mozart’s music is often used in TV shows, films and even video games.
Teach your children about Mozart using our handy topic guide!
- This resource from the BBC contains all you need to teach a unit of work on Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement).
- Use these resources from Michael Morpurgo to study his book The Mozart Question.
- Use this resource pack from National Geographic Kids to support children as they discuss their opinions of Mozart’s music.
- Play a piece of Mozart’s music and ask children to draw what it makes them think of or feel.
- Use the ideas in this lesson plan to compare the lives of Mozart and Beethoven.
- Mozart’s full name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.
- Mozart had an amazing memory for music and could write down a piece from memory after hearing it just once.
- Mozart’s older sister, Nannerl, was just as talented as he was and toured Europe with him until he was eighteen.
- Although he was very talented and famous, Mozart found it difficult to get work and was often short of money.
- Mozart composed over 600 works, before his death at the age of 35.
The Marriage of Figaro
This amazing visualisation of the music will help children to recognise the structure of the piece.
Running time: 4:41
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
A recording of this famous piece of music by Mozart.
Running time: 5:48
Mozart Symphony No.40
A short video of an orchestra performing Symphony No. 40
Running time: 3:06
Mozart vs Beethoven Rap Battle
This fun video features Mozart vs Beethoven in a rap battle!
Running time: 2:43
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