Excerpt from Musical History, Biography, and Criticism, Vol. 2 Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart was born at Salzburg on the 27th of January, 1756. His father, Leopold Mozart, was a musician of some eminence, and, as well as his wife, Anna Maria Pertl, was remarkable for personal beauty. They had seven children, of whom only two survived, a girl named Mary Anne, and the subject of the present sketch. When young Mozart was about three years of age, his father began to give his sister, then about seven, lessons on the harpsichord, by which the boy's attention was immediately attracted. His great amusement was to endeavour to find out thirds on the instrument, and thing could exceed his delight when he discovered them. At the age of four, he had learned to play several minuets, and other little pieces; and before he had attained his fifth year, he had made attempts at composition. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.