Question: Who Was Mozart?

Who was with Mozart when he died? In his last days, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart toiled on his requiem with the help of his student Xaver Süßmayer. He would not finish it. The last bars were composed by Süßmayer after the death of Mozart. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was doing poorly on …

Readers ask: When Did Mozart Die?

What illness did Mozart die of? Mozart’s personal physician, Thomas Franz Closset concluded that the composer died of hitziges Frieselfieber, or acute miliary fever. The symptoms of this syndrome included a high fever and the eruption of tiny, millet-seed shaped (hence the name, miliary), red bumps that blistered the skin. …

Where Is Mozart Buried?

Did they ever find Mozart’s body? The bones were recovered when a Mozart family grave was opened in 2004 at Salzburg’s Sebastian Cemetery. Mozart died in 1791 and was buried in a pauper’s grave at Vienna’s St. Mark’s Cemetery. The location of the grave was initially unknown, but its likely …