"The Figaro House" Mozarthaus Vienna - Mozart's House Tip by margaretvn

  The Figaro House
by margaretvn
  • The Figaro House - Vienna
      The Figaro House
    by margaretvn
  • The Figaro House - Vienna
      The Figaro House
    by margaretvn

Visit the Figaro House where Mozart lived.W.A. Mozart and his family lived in a flat on the first floor of what is now known as the Figarohaus between 1784 and 1787.
It is said that he was the happiest here, he lived in 11 different houses in Vienna. It was here he composed the Marriage of Figaro, the Haydn quartets and some piano concerti. The museum is quite bare really because Mozart of course died impoverished. There are a few prints, a few documents and photocopies of scores.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756. His father was Vice Kapellmeister to the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg. Mozart showed exceptional talent even qwhen very young - he played the klavier at the age of 3 and was composing at the age of 5. He had a elder sister who was also very talented and their father took the children to various European courts. They first visited Vienna in 1762. Then in 1763 the family took a longer trip - visiting cities such as Munich, Augsburg, Frankfurt,Brussels, Paris.
Mozart and his patron the Archbishop did not get on well and this resulted in Mozart resigning his post. Mozart went to Vienna and married Constanza Weber in 1782. During the last 9 years of his life were a mixture of money problems and wonderful music. He died on the 5th of December and the circumstances of his death gave rise to many sensational stories but none of them have been proved.
Emperor Joseph II had given orders for people to be buried in mass graves and using "reuseable" coffins This order was only used for 2 years and unfortunately covered the time Mozart died, so we cannot be certain exactly which grave Mozart was buried in.

Address: Domgasse 5
Directions: Near Blutgasse
Phone: +43 1 5121791
Website: http://www.mozarthausvienna.at/en/

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2006
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