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Leopold Mozart 1719-1787
From 1743 Leopold Mozart was violinist in the orchestra of the Archbishop of Salzburg; after 1757 he was Hofkomponist, and after 1763, vice Kapellmeister. Leopold composed concertos, symphonies, chamber music, songs, works for piano and organ, cantatas, Masses, and other sacred works. In addition to his music, the father of Wolfgang Amadeus is remembered for his Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule, 1756, an early book on violin technique.