Madonna Louise Ciccone(yes that is her real name) has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is the world’s best-selling female recording artist in history. She is known for continuously reinventing both her music and her image. Madonna’s voice isn’t virtuoso, her contribution to music has relied on working with what she has and creating incredible hooks for her songs, and using music as a medium for an artistic statement.
Like A Prayer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(yes that is his real name) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He showed prodigious ability(his dad had him in lessons from age 3 until his teens and made him practice!), he started composing at age five and performed for European royalty.
Mozart learned from voraciously from others and developed a mature playful style of music that was light and graceful. He also composed some dark and passionate pieces. Over 600 works, symphonies, church music, chamber music, operas & choral pieces.
You can hear his playfulness in the Marriage of Figaro overture.