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Title: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • (1756-1791)

2
Mozart part of the Classical period
  • Graceful, detailed elaboration
  • Light, flowing melodies
  • Short, simple phrases
  • Use of dance rhythms
  • Variety and contrast were used

3
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Born in Salzburg, Austria

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Sound of trumpet would send
  • him from room screaming.
  • Didnt like flute either
  • Was Compulsive. When he was
    learning math, he would fill the
    whole room (walls, floors, furniture) with
    numbers using chalk
  • On a visit to France, proposed to Marie
    Antoinette at the age of 7!

5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Considered a child prodigy
  • Began playing harpsichord at age 4
  • Began writing music at age 5
  • At the age of 5, began touring Europe with his
    family playing harpsichord
  • Wrote his first opera at the age of 11

6
Mozarts music
  • Opera was his favorite
  • Most famous operas The Marriage of Figaro, Don
    Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte (Thus
    Do They All)
  • Eine kleine Nachtmusik
  • Can be translated as a little night music or a
    small serenade
  • Written for chamber ensemble of 2 violins, viola
    cello with optional double bass

7
Mozarts music
  • Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Also wrote symphonies, concertos, choral music,
    chamber music, piano music, vocal music
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