Reading Comprehension for January 27

What is your favorite song? What kind of music do you like? If you had lived in the 1700s, your answer might have been classical music.

On January 27, 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. He was born in Austria. Austria is a country in Europe. Mozart's father wrote music. He was a violin teacher. Mozart never went to school. His father taught him. Mozart liked math. He also liked music.

Mozart started playing the piano when he was three years old. He became a composer of music when he was five years old. A composer is a person who writes music. He wrote symphonies when he was nine. A symphony is a type of music. In a symphony, instruments play together to create a song. It usually has different sections. Mozart wrote operas when he was 12. An opera is like a play. The actors sing the words.

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