January Roundup: Happy Birthday Mozart!

The images in this gallery celebrate the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose 264th birthday occurs on January 27th.

Mozart began composing from the age of 5 and composed over 600 works throughout the course of his short life. His work is considered archetypical of the Classical style, spanning many genres including symphony, opera, solo concerto, chamber music, and piano sonata. After his death, Mozart’s reputation for skill and versatility persisted, influencing later composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

The images and information presented here are courtesy of Europeana. Europeana Collections is an initiative of the European Union (EU), working with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share Europe’s cultural heritage for enjoyment, education, and research. The entire collection of books, music, artworks, and more contains over 50 million digitized items. Their music collection features over 300,000 recordings, sheet music, instruments, and much more, all freely accessible to 18thConnect users.