At 5 years old, he composed a minuet. By six, he was performing for royalty. The compelling story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a timeless tale of musical genius, its rewards, and its pitfalls. Author and musician Marcus Weeks takes us around Mozart's world--from the Royal courts of 18th century Europe to the opera houses and balls where Mozart enjoyed triumph and fame. We meet the kings and queens of the age, learn of the young Mozart's favorite games, see the clothes he wore, and the new musical instruments of the time. The lively text also gives readers an appreciation of Mozart's vast legacy of immortal music. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
About the Author
Marcus Weeks is an author, a musician, and an editor. Books he has authored or coauthored include Music: A Crash Course, as well as DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia and 1,000 Makers of the Millennium. He's written a number of works on music and is a curator of the Stanhope Collection of Historical Keyboards.