Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who needs no introduction, was born on this day 250 years ago, January 27, 1756, in an apartment in Salzburg, Austria. He died thirty-five years later in Vienna.
Mozart first composed at the age of five; his last work, the Requiem, was not completed in his lifetime. For a complete biography, go here.
Upon his birthday celebration (2006), NPR broadcasted a day-long program from Salzburg, featuring live performances of Mozart’s works.