What Style of Music Is Mozart Famous For?


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed music in the classical style. He wrote more than 600 musical compositions in a variety of genres, including symphonies, chamber music, operas and choral pieces.

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Mozart's enormous musical output is characterized by its balance and delicacy, both hallmarks of the classical style. As a child prodigy, he travelled extensively with his musician father to courts around the world, where he was exposed to a wide range of music. As a composer, Mozart turned away from the complexity of Baroque music in favor of a more restrained, delicate and orderly musical aesthetic. His works feature the clear structures and symmetrical phrasing that are typical of classical music.

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