(November 14, 1719-May 28, 1787)
Birth name was Johann Georg Leopold Mozart
Wrote trio sonatas, cantatas, symphonies, serenades, divertimentos and keyboard music
Wrote the book ‘Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule (1756)’
Father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Why he might be annoying
He was humorless and complained a lot.
He was kicked out of college for skipping class.
He called his boss ‘the Arch-Booby’ behind his back.
He kept his musical children on a brutal rehearsing and touring schedule.
He got rich exploiting their talents.
He criticized his son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, all his life.
He blamed him for his wife’s death.
Wolfgang eventually stopped speaking to him.
Why he might not be annoying
He was a faithful husband.
Five of his seven children died.
Scholars consider him an underrated composer and important music historian.
His book on violin technique is still studied today.
His guidance helped make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart one of the greatest composers who ever lived.
Credit: Wieland Kalligaro
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In 2015, Out of 28 Votes: 78.57% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 83 Votes: 51.81% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 36 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 78 Votes: 70.51% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 86 Votes: 75.58% Annoying
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In 2009, Out of 61 Votes: 59.02% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 86 Votes: 66.28% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 113 Votes: 55.75% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 147 Votes: 55.78% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 166 Votes: 54.82% Annoying
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