Mozart Composer Study

The Child Prodigy -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart is often one of the first composers chosen for a Charlotte Mason styled composer study. He is considered one of the best known and best loved composers of all time. And the fact that he began performing and writing music at such a young age is sure to be an inspiration to your children.

Let the music of Mozart fill your home as you introduce your children (and possibly yourself) to this master. You may also choose to supplement the music with some biographical information, some notebooking, and some stories on CD. Here are some resources to help you design your Mozart unit study.

Our Outline for Studying Mozart

It goes without saying that to appreciate Mozart, you must listen to his music! So although that is not included in the list below, it's an assumed, daily activity. During the term or weeks that you choose to focus on Mozart, have his music playing as often as possible.

Mozart, The Wonder Boy

This is truly a delightful book with cute illustrations.

As a free, online (albeit not as detailed) substitute for this book, read the chapter on Mozart from The World's Great Men of Music by Harriette Brower. This book is in the public domain and can also be found at Google Books.

Mozart, The Wonder Boy
Mozart, The Wonder Boy

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Companion CD to Mozart, The Wonder Boy

You can read my review of both the books and the companion CDs at The Curriculum Choice.

Bach and Mozart Companion CD
Bach and Mozart Companion CD

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Free Mozart Notebooking Pages

Below you can see the wonderful notebooking pages I downloaded from Notebooking Pages.

It's a free PDF set with several options of layouts. I chose to print the pages on bright orange paper.

Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers

Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers
Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers

This is a wonderful resource for all your composer studies.

Written from a Christian perspective, each composer is given one chapter of attention. You will find out how each composer's faith impacted his music and his life. This is written on a middle school or higher level, so you'll want to read it outloud to younger children.

 

The Very Best of Mozart

No Mozart music on hand? No worries. You can purchase this album of Mozart's Greatest Music online and download the MP3 files to play on your computer. Actually, this is what I had to do since I found myself without any Mozart music! How can we have composer study without listening to his music? Impossible.

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groovyfind 7 years ago from Columbia Mo

I love Mozart!


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JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

Mozart is soooooo cooooool! Would you mind linking this page to my Mozart unit at homeschool share? If I could just listen to Mozart all day, I'd be happy! :D


reasonablerobby 6 years ago

My favourite classical composer. Haydn a close second. I love playing his sonatas on the pinao.


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Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

Great tribute to Mozart, I learned a lot here. I wish this type of material had been taught in school when I was a kid, but music classes are usually the first on the chopping block. I'm playing catch up now.


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TheresaMarkham 6 years ago

LOTS of great resources to learn about Mozart here!


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svkhereiam1 6 years ago

i first read about Mozart when I was a kid. his life and times have attracted me since then. this lens is very informative. thanks


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BrianRS 6 years ago from France

I once saw a film about the life of Mozart and have been hooked on his music ever since. Have to say I am not a fan of the dark side of Mozart and his requiem style music. I much prefer his piano and violin concertos and the light uplifting classical music that he so brilliantly composed.


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Barb McCoy 5 years ago

Thanks for the great resource for Mozart. I appreciate the great organization and the variety of materials you gathered. Doing research for my new ebook. :)

Adding to my favorites and blessing.


jimmyworldstar 4 years ago

I don't remember if it was Mozart or Beethoven who went blind or deaf in later years but still composed excellent pieces. That said, Mozart is one of the classical greats.


anonymous 4 years ago

@jimmyworldstar: It was Beethoven who went deaf, but Mozart unfortunately died at the very young age of 35.


raclew1 3 years ago

What information do you use for your timeline project? I am looking for a detailed timeline of his life but haven't found anything that would be good for students in 5th grade. Thanks!

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