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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Transcript of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was an Austrian composer who mastered a whole range of instrumental and vocal forms, for example, the symphony, concerto, chamber music, and the opera.
He was the most celebrated child prodigy; at age six he was already a budding composer and talented keyboard player. His accumulative mastery of various musical styles helped make him, as well as those who play his compositions, a better musician. Mozart's lasting impression on music is remembered to this day.
Impact on the Musical World
Mozart composed over 600 works including:
21 stage and opera works
Over 50 symphonies
25 piano concertos
12 violin concertos
27 concert arias
17 piano sonatas
26 string quartets
and many other pieces.
The Mozart Effect
There is a theory that Mozart’s compositions increases the listener's intelligence quotient. Though it is clear that this is false, this idea has spread throughout the masses and many think it to be true. (Also, the original theory was that it improved spatial intelligence. The public misinterpreted this, and the incorrect rumor spread). Those who do may have come to this conclusion because they wholeheartedly believe. This placebo has them expecting what is meant to happen, and so it may. Since people have this belief, their actions may change in the slightest to make it true. While listening to his music, one may be able to concentrate better on the mere thought that it works.
Mozart's abilities in music surpassed many musicians who held more experience than himself. He showed that music can be played by anyone at any age. Anyone can enjoy classical music! His music enraptured all who heard it and many sought to see him perform.
There are endless benefits to learning music. Education in music improves the brain's thinking and reasoning skills. Furthermore, music facilitates academic achievements and develops creativity.
Anyone Can Learn Music
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By Sienna Sacramento, Lara Tuazon, Serena Sun, and Ivana Mai
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The Magic Flute
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Enlightenment ideas highly influenced the artistic world, and people celebrated new knowledge and understanding. Taking the chance to learn music can be a way for YOU to celebrate your individuality!
"Enlightenment." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2014.
Schwartz, Will. "How Do We Rate in Music Education?" Music Educators Journal 49.5 (1963): 112. Arts Education Partnership. AEP ARTS, Sept. 2011. Web. 16 Sept. 2014.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
Mozart created hundreds of world famous compositions. One of the most famous of these was
The Magic Flute
. This opera was created for the common people who enjoyed music.