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Austrian Classical composer Mozart is considered to have been a child prodigy. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on 27 January 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. At the age of three, it was apparent that Mozart was a musical prodigy and he was taught to play the harpsichord, violin, and organ by his father. Because of his unusual ability, however, he was also somewhat exploited as a "Wunderkind" in the courts of Europe. He composed his first song at age five, and his first symphony at the age of eight. Another musical child prodigy was Felix Mendelssohn. Born on 3 February 1809 in Hamburg, Germany, Mendelssohn was considered to be the greatest child prodigy since Mozart. He wrote his first twelve compositions, including symphonies and two operettas, before he was fourteen, and by the time he was seventeen, his compositions had developed maturity. He wrote incidental music for the performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, including the Wedding March that is played as the recessional at many weddings.

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