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  The Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
However, Mozart’s fame is based on two different frames of reference: firstly, being the most famous child prodigy in music history (as both a performer and a composer) and secondly, his unquestioned brilliance as an adult composer of Classical symphonies, operas, chamber music, sonatas, church music, and concerti for various instruments.
Mozart, however, in poor health and greatly depressed, was shaken by the experience and obsessed by the idea that this was to be his own Mass for the Dead.
Mozart was a master of counterpoint, fugue, and the other traditional compositional devices of his day; more than this, he was perhaps one of the greatest melody writers the world has ever known.
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 Internet Public Library: Music History 102
Mozart finally achieved an unceremonious dismissal from the archiepiscopal court in 1781, and thereafter became one of the first musicians in history to embark upon a free-lance career, without benefit of church, court, or a rich patron.
Mozart is probably the only composer in history to have written undisputed masterworks in virtually every musical genre of his age.
The intensity of Mozart's music in the penultimate scene of Don Giovanni, in which the title character is dragged down to hell, unrepentant, at the hands of an avenging spirit, might even be said to have helped usher in the Romantic era.
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  - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3
Mozart's Church or Epistle Sonatas were written to bridge the liturgical gap between the singing of the Epistle and the singing of the Gospel at Mass.
Mozart wrote a series of five concertos for solo violin, one in 1773 and four in 1775 at a time when he was concertmaster of the court orchestra in Salzburg.
Mozart's last appointment in Salzburg was as court organist, and there are significant organ parts in some of the church sonatas he wrote during that brief period, in 1779 and 1780.
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  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mozart himself is universally recognized as a musical genius, having learned to compose at the age of five and showing an encyclopedic grasp of every musical form of his time despite having lived only for 35 years.
Mozart was born in Salzburg, which is now in modern-day Austria but at the time was the capital of a small independent Archbishopric within the Holy Roman Empire, to his father Leopold, and his mother Anna Maria Pertl Mozart.
Mozart is unusual among composers for being the subject of an abundance of legend, much due to the problem that not one of his early biographers knew him personally and resorted to fiction in order to produce a work.
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 MSN Encarta - Mozart
As a child prodigy Mozart toured Europe and became widely regarded as a miracle of nature because of his musical gifts as a performer of piano, harpsichord, and organ and as a composer of instrumental and vocal music.
In 1767, at age 11, Mozart transformed piano sonatas by various composers into his first four piano concertos through the addition of interludes and episodes for orchestra.
During the last years of his life Mozart was plagued at times by financial difficulties, as revealed in a series of letters he wrote to his fellow Freemason Michael Puchberg, in which he begged for loans.
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 SPECTRUM Biographies - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart and his older sister Maria Anna "Nannerl" were the couple's only surviving children, and their musical education began at a very young age.
In 1763, when Mozart was seven years old, his father took leave of his position at the Salzburg court to take the family on an extended concert tour of western Europe.
Mozart was buried in an unmarked grave, as was customary for those of his social standing, in Vienna.
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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart was then summoned from Munich to Vienna, where the Salzburg court was in residence on the accession of a new emperor.
In these years, too, he wrote six string quartets which he dedicated to the master of the form, Haydn: they are marked not only by their variety of expression but by their complex textures, conceived as four-part discourse, with the musical ideas linked to this freshly integrated treatment of the medium.
Mozart was buried in a Vienna suburb, with little ceremony and in an unmarked grave, in accordance with prevailing custom.
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 CLASSICAL MUSIC ARCHIVES: W.A. Mozart Biography
One of the greatest prodigies in music history, Mozart had the good fortune to be born in 1756 at a time when tonality and harmony in western music had evolved to a level of purity and sophistication that makes the 18th century the envy of more than one great composer born later.
Mozart grew to have a love-hate relationship with his overbearing father and never developed a normal adult balance in conducting the affairs of everyday life.
Mozart as a successful opera composer and piano virtuoso must have made a good bit of money at this time, yet he and Costanze could hold on to none of it and changed residencies eleven times in nine years.
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 Mozart, his life and the magic of his operas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Mozart is ranked along with Verdi and Wagner as one of the three greatest of all opera composers.
The success of Mozart's Italian opera seria I domeneo rè di Creta commissioned and composed in 1781, prompted the archbishop of Salzburg to invite Mozart to his palace at Vienna, a series of court intrigues and his exploitation at the hands of the court soon forced Mozart to leave.
Mozart's large output - more than 600 works - with a number of instrumental combinations, concertos and vocal works shows, that even as a child he possessed a thorough command of the technical resources of musical composition as well as an original imagination.
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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer
Mozart could compose anywhere - at meals (he loved liver dumplings and sauerkraut), while talking to friends, while playing pool and even while his wife was having a baby.
Mozart who was very afraid of ghosts and extremely superstitious, was terrified of the stranger who kept nagging him to finish the piece.
Mozart is considered by some to be the greatest composer who ever lived.
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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 - December 5, 1791) is one of the three or four most significant classical composers.
He left a rich body of chamber and orchestral music, and a series of operas that are generally regarded as some of the finest ever written, especially The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and The Magic Flute.
Mozart's distinction as a genius and prodigy has sometimes operated as a cause of confusion and distraction in the estimation of his music, since Mozart's greatness as a composer derives from what many regard as the beauty, profundity, expressive and emotional subtlety, unique imagination, and grandeur of his music.
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 The Mozart Programming System
Mozart is the fruit of an ongoing research collaboration by the Mozart Consortium.
Mozart is based on the Oz language, which supports declarative programming, object-oriented programming, constraint programming, and concurrency as part of a coherent whole.
Mozart is an ideal platform for both general-purpose distributed applications as well as for hard problems requiring sophisticated optimization and inferencing abilities.
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 The Mozart Project: "Amadeus" and Mozart
In Amadeus, Mozart's speech to the emperor on the great finales in Figaro, pointing to their length, absence of recitative, and the accumulation of characters from a duet to the entire cast, is purported to be a new idea.
A primary issue in both stage and screen versions is Mozart's behavior: his cavorting with Constanze in a public room of a noble residence, his use of inappropriate language, his excessive drinking, his lack of respect for the emperor and archbishop, his public parody of Salieri, his high self-opinion, and his general insensitivity to propriety.
Mozart's funeral and burial were arranged by the Baron Gottfried van Swieten, who adhered to the Josephian burial guidelines and was cognizant of the deceased's financial situation.
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 Island of Freedom - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Later the Mozart children displayed (1763-66) their talents to audiences in Germany, in Paris, at court in Versailles, and in London (where Wolfgang wrote his first symphonies and was befriended by Johann Christian Bach, whose musical influence on Wolfgang was profound).
Mozart's career in Vienna began promisingly, and he was soon commissioned to write The Abduction from the Seraglio (1782).
Mozart's greatest success was The Marriage of Figaro (1786), composed for the Vienna Opera.
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 Mozart
Mozart is named after his grandfather on his mother's side and after the Saint on his date of birth, Johannes Chrysostomus.
Mozart's resignation and his move to Vienna put a strain in his relationship with his father.
http://www.ida.his.se/ida/~a94johal/mozart.html Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Johan Alkerstedt 9.
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 Mozart's Coffee Roasters, specialty coffee, Austin, Texas.
Today, Mozart's incomparable beauty and the very finest in coffees, pastries and desserts translates into a must-see spot on the itinerary of tourists and locals alike.
Mozart's Decaf blend - French roasted decaf blend uses m/c decaffeinated process beans.
Mozart's coffees are subject to frequent flavor analysis to ensure maximum quality.
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 Showcases :: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Towards the end of 1791, Mozart was commissioned to compose a requiem mass by a patron who insisted on remaining anonymous.
Mozart writes his notes in German or Italian, according to the language in which the works were sung.
Mozart’s widow, Constanze, later wrote that “the catalogue was, from its inception, kept so accurately by Mozart, that he carefully entered even the small things he wrote on his journeys…” In fact, some compositions were omitted.
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 What is The Mozart Effect?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Mozart Effect is an inclusive term signifying the transformational powers of music in health, education, and well-being.
By 1990, there were hundreds of centers throughout the world using Mozart's music containing high frequencies, especially the violin concertos and symphonies, to help children with dyslexia, speech disorders, and autism.
Mozart's music is the most popular and researched music for helping modify attentiveness and alertness.
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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Mozart lived much of his life in Salzburg but traveled Europe extensively and spent his final years in Vienna.
Beethoven, one of the best known classical composers, was greatly in Mozart's debt, and wrote cadenzas to some of Mozart's works that lacked them, most notably the Concerto No. 20 (K. Mozart often composed only sketches for his own parts, so great was his musical memory.
Although he made smaller contributions to the development of new musical forms than Bach, Beethoven, and perhaps Haydn, the perfection of his execution is such that he is usually ranked alongside them as one of the greatest composers of all time.
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 The My Hero Project - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart also had a sister who was one year older than him and was good at music also.
Mozart wasn't always working on music; sometimes he went to the carnival, played with his toys, or shopped for wigs.
Mozart performed mainly in special concerts for the nobility, but he also worked for an unhappy time as a musical servant to the Archbishop of Salzburg.
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 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756 - 1791) - famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Classics hit collection and Wolfgang Amadeus ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Mozart spent the last ten years of his life in precarious independence in Vienna, his material situation not improved by a marriage imprudent for one in his circumstances.
Mozart wrote a series of five concertos for solo violin one in 1773 and four in 1775 in 1775 at a time when he was concertmaster of the court orchestra in Salzburg.
MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp / Sinfonia Concertante
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 MOZART ~ NOTES Page ~ aMUSIClassical Directory
Mozart wrote his three MMT Divertimento for strings in 1772, shortly after returning from a trip to Italy.
Mozart's five violin concertos were all written in 1775 at the age of 19.
A fragment by Mozart was composed in 1780 for trio of harpsichord, violin and cello.
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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Tutte le informazioni su Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Tutte le informazioni su Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart su Encyclopedia.it
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salisburgo 27 gennaio 1756 - Vienna 5 dicembre 1791) compositore che creò musica spesso di assoluta notorietà nei campi della musica classica, musica da camera e opera.
I coniugi Mozart avevano avuto in precedenza altri cinque figli, ma erano tutti morti in tenerissima età.
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 ArtsAlive.ca - Music : Great Composers
In Mozart's day, a musician was considered just another form of servant � you served your aristocratic master, who hired you to write and play music at his court or palace; your job was on a par with the cooks, butlers, maids, and cleaning staff.
Slowly Mozart came to hate life in little Salzburg, where he was poorly paid and sadly underestimated.
Mozart died on December 5, 1791, at the young age of thirty-five.
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