Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a child prodigy who performed and composed from a very young age. He was often in financial difficulties and died with little money in 1791, aged 35. Although his life was short, he composed very quickly and produced many important works.
His most famous works include:
Mozart was writing during the Classical period (roughly 1750-1810).
Musical characteristics of the Classical period include:
Diatonic means using notes which belong to the key rather than chromatic notes which are outside the key.