Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart baptized Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (January, 27 1756 – December, 5 1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works in his 36 years of life, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic music. Mozart showed prodigious ability from an early age of 2. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. He was raised a Roman Catholic and remained a member of the Church throughout his life. Mozart’s last year was, until his final illness struck, a time of great productivity—and by some accounts, one of personal recovery. He composed a great deal, including some of his most admired works: the opera The Magic Flute and the unfinished Requiem K.