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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Transcript of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
At the age of 17 he started to play as a court musician in Salzburg. He felt that position was not worthy of him so he travelled and looked for a better position. While visiting Vienna in 1781 he was dismissed from his position is Salzburg and decided to stay in the city. He obtained fame during his stay. Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria were his parents. Mozart was the youngest out of seven. Five of them died in infancy. He only has an elder sister named is Maria Anna nickname "Nannerl". Mozart was baptized the day after his birth at St. Rupert's Cathedral. The baptismal record gives his name in Latinized form as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart but he generally called himself "Wolfgang Amadè Mozart" as an adult, however Mozart's name had many variants. Mozart's father, Leopold, was an experienced composer and a good teacher to those who were interested. In 1743 he was appointed to be the fourth violinist in the Count Leopold Anton von Firmian's musical. He married Anna Maria in Salzburg four years later after publishing his violin, he achieved great success. When Mozart was three years of age Leopold commenced teaching his daughter to play the piano when she was seven and Mozart watched her as she played. Mozart's Travel During Mozart's youth, his family made a lot of European travels which him and Nannerl performed as child prodigies. This all started with an exhibition in 1762, in the Prince-elector Maximilian III of Bavaria in Munich and also and at the Imperial Court in Vienna and Prague.
A long concert tour spanning three and a half years followed, taking the family to the courts of Munich, Mannheim, Paris, London, The Hague, again to Paris, and back home via Zurich, Donaueschingen, and Munich. After Mozart finally returned home with his father, he was offered a position in the Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Colloredo court. He felt he was way more important than to play in the court and also because of his low salary Early Years and Career Mozart's career like everyone else started out well. He usually played as a pianist, notably in a competition before the Emperor with Muzio Clementi on December 24 1781. Before he knew it he soon had established himself as the finest keyboard player in Vienna. He also prospered as a composer, and in 1782 completed the opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail ("The Abduction from the Seraglio"), which premiered on 16 July 1782 and achieved a huge success. The work was soon being performed "throughout German-speaking Europe", and fully established Mozart's reputation as a composer. Mozart's Father Citation "Google." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2013.
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"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Jan. 2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2013 Song chosen Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Details of Our song Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525, is a 1787 composition for a chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German title means "a little serenade," though it is often rendered more literally but less accurately as "a little night music." The work is written for an ensemble of two violins, viola, and cello with optional double bass, but is often performed by string orchestras. Allegro:
This first movement is in sonata-allegro form, which aggressively ascends in a Mannheim rocket theme. It is played in D major. The music closes in D major and it is repeated.
The second movement, in C major, is a "Romanze", with the tempo marked Andante.
The third movement, marked Allegretto, is a minuet and trio, both in 3/4 time. The minuet is in the home key of G major, the contrasting trio in the dominant key of D major. This movement is played in normal form
The fourth and last movement is in lively tempo, marked Allegro and the key is again G major. The movement is written in sonata form. Movements