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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Full Name: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Gender: Male
Hometown: Salzburg
Born: 1756-01-27
Died: 1791-12-05
Number of Works: 2259
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart full name Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over six hundred works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood in Salzburg. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty; at seventeen he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. Visiting Vienna in 1781 he was dismissed from his Salzburg position and chose to stay in the capital, where over the rest of life he achieved fame but little financial security. The final years in Vienna yielded many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and the Requiem. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons.

Mozart always learned voraciously from others, and developed a brilliance and maturity of style that encompassed the light and graceful along with the dark and passionate—the whole informed by a vision of humanity "redeemed through art, forgiven, and reconciled with nature and the absolute". His influence on all subsequent Western art music is profound. Beethoven wrote his own early compositions in the shadow of Mozart, of whom Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years".

ISBN: 0393328309, 9780393328301
Keywords: mozart, life, letters
Pages: 496
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%

Letters by Mozart in sparkling new translations that capture the flavor of thewriting, transmit every nuance, and render every thought faithfully and accurately. What was Mozart really like?wild? sublime? responsible? fun-loving? bright? foul-mouthed? Reading these letters, we learn in his own words that he was all of these and much more. Here is the composer at his most intimate and unguarded, expressing his feelings about life, love, music, and the world around him. For this collection, Robert Spaethling has carefully chosen letters written by Mozart over a span of almost twenty-two years?fr
ISBN: 048624783X, 9780486247830
Keywords: score, full, zauberflote, flute, magic
Pages: 226
Published: 1970
  • Rating: 80%

This inexpensive, authoritative edition of Mozart's last opera featuring all the spoken dialogue will be welcomed by all Mozarteans and opera enthusiasts. Translation of German frontmatter. Dramatis personae. List of Numbers.
ISBN: 0486230260, 9780486230269
Keywords: series, libretto, opera, giovanni, don
Pages: 468
Published: 1974
  • Rating: 80%

pPerhaps the greatest opera ever written, IDon Giovanni/I is presented here in the C. F. Peters edition, that contains everything from the original version, along with later arias, recitatives, and duets added for the Vienna performance. Text in both Italian and German.p
ISBN: 0141441461, 9780141441467
Keywords: letters, life, mozart
Pages: 448
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%

The letters of one of the world?s greatest composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?seen variously as a child prodigy, musical genius, tragic Romantic artist, and cultural icon?is among the most written-about of all composers. This fascinating set of his letters offers a new understanding of his life story?his marriage, compositions, performances, occasional money worries, opinions of fellow musicians, and complex relationship with his father?and a revealing portrait of both the man and the musician.
ISBN: 3150026202, 9783150026205
Keywords: zauberflte
Pages: 88
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0486292223, 9780486292229
Keywords: piano, solo, fantasies, sonatas, complete
Pages: 272
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 100%

Authoritative, inexpensive volume contains all 19 sonatas and 4 fantasies, ranging from the relatively easy Sonata in C Major, K. 545 to the profoundly moving Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397. Reprinted from the reliable Breitkopf & Härtel’s Complete Works. Indispensable for serious pianists at all levels.
ISBN: 0486450430, 9780486450438
Keywords: score, vocal, requiem
Pages: 80
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 100%