Mozart - The Freemason Works
Becoming a Freemason was very important to Mozart. He was admitted as an apprentice on December 14, 1784. He was promoted to a journeyman Mason on January 7, 1785, and he became a master Mason shortly thereafter.
Many of the lodges had many composers as members and since young Mozart was widely considered the best composer of them all, he was freely admitted and welcomed in all the lodges throughout Europe.
Mozart’s position within the Masonic movement sided on the rationalist, Enlightenment-inspired membership, as opposed to those members oriented with the mystical occult.
They believed that the conventional social rank was not coincident with the nobility of spirit, but that people of the lower class could be noble in spirit just as nobly born could be mean-spirited. This view appears in Mozart’s operas; for example, in “The Marriage of Figaro”, the low-born Figaro is the hero and the noble Count is the villain.
The Freemasons used music in their ceremonies as they believed that “the purpose of music in the Masonic ceremonies is to spread good thoughts and unity among the members” so that they could “be united in the idea of innocence and joy.”