6 Interesting Facts About Mozart

By | June 23, 2023
Facts about Mozart - he had a pet starling
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You may be familiar with the composer and some of his music but do you know about these unusual facts about Mozart?

1. Musical Prodigy from an Early Age

Mozart was really good at music from a very young age. He started playing the keyboard when he was only three years old and wrote his first song when he was five.

2. Master of Improvisation

Wolfgang was great at making up music on the spot. He could impress people by creating beautiful melodies and harmonies right in front of them without any planning or practice.

3. Unconventional Compositions

He liked to try different and strange kinds of music. He composed music for a mechanical organ known as a “mechanical clock,” which could play pre-set tunes automatically. It was a fun and experimental way for him to make music.

4. Pet Starling

Another fact about Mozart is that he had a pet bird called a starling. This bird could copy human speech. Mozart loved the bird and even composed a musical piece titled “A Musical Joke” that imitated the starling’s chirping melodies.

5. Musical Memory

He had an amazing memory for music. He could listen to a complicated song just once and then write it down perfectly from memory. This special ability helped him write music without needing to make many changes or corrections.

6. Love for Coarse Humour

Wolfgang had a funny sense of humour and liked to make jokes. Sometimes his jokes were a bit silly and included subjects that would be thought of as toilet humour in this modern day. He enjoyed making people laugh and being playful in his music and writing.

In conclusion

These interesting facts about Mozart show us how incredible and unique he was as a musician. From his early talent to his playful and creative nature, Mozart’s music continues to enchant and entertain people all over the world.

You can read more about the composer on our biography page and look through our Mozart sheet music section to download PDF sheet music and MP3 files.

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