Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most prolific and famous composers of the classical period. He was a child prodigy and was great friends with Joseph Haydn. With over 600 works, he influenced a lot of composer through a variety of styles such as string quartets, symphonies, concertos, sonatas, and opera. He had a very distinct style in which parts would be fairly calm and then explode into a crazy part. Mozart tried to copy the Mannheim orchestra's crescendo's and rockets and was a saught after teacher by Beethoven.