She learned to play the harp the harpsichord and the flute.
Salzburg, January 27, Died: Vienna, December 5, At the age of four he could learn a piece of music in half an hour.
At five he was playing the clavier incredibly well. At six he began composing, writing his first symphonies at the age of eight.
He was constantly traveling all over Europe with his father, Leopold Mozarta violinist, minor composer and Vice-Kapellmeister at the court of the Archbishop of Salzburg. The musical feats and tricks of young Wolfgang were exhibited to the courts beginning in Munich into musical academicians, and to the public.
Between the ages of seven and fifteen, the young Mozart spent half of his time on tour. During these tours, Mozart heard, absorbed, and learned various European musical idioms, eventually crystallizing his own mature style. Fully expecting to find an ideal post outside his sleepy home town of Salzburg and the detested archiepiscopal court, in Wolfgang went on a tour with his mother to Munich, Mannheim, and Paris.
It was in Paris that his mother died suddenly in July, With no prospects of a job, Mozart dejectedly returned to Salzburg in and became court organist to the Archbishop. Mozart finally achieved an unceremonious dismissal from the archiepiscopal court inand 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 moved to Vienna where he lived for a time with the Webers, a family he had met in He eventually married Constanze Weber in August of, against the wishes and strict orders of his father. Then for a time, things began to look bright for the young composer.
Mozart is probably the only composer in history to have written undisputed masterworks in virtually every musical genre of his age. His serenades, divertimenti and dances, written on request for the entertainment and outdoor parties of the nobility, have become synonomous with the Classical "age of elegance," and are perhaps best exemplified by the well-known Serenade in G major, which the composer called Eine kleine Nachtmusik A little night music.
In Vienna, Mozart became a regular at the court of Emperor Joseph IIwhere he wrote much of his greatest music. The concertos often begin with an elaborate sonata form first movement, followed by a tender and melodious second movement, and usually conclude with a brisk, engaging rondo, as in the Piano Concerto no.
In his last three symphonies, the second of which is the great Symphony no. Through his dramatic and musical genius, Mozart transformed such operatic comedies and characters into living, breathing dramas peopled with real human beings.
He found a kindred spirit in this regard at the Viennese court in the person of Lorenzo da Pontewho supplied Mozart with the librettos of his three Italian operatic masterpieces.After discovering Nanerl, Milo poured through the historical archives, reading contemporary accounts and personal letters.
The research gave birth to a one-woman play, The Other Mozart, which has toured for the last four years to critical acclaim.(See a trailer video above). The Marriage of Figaro (Italian: Le nozze di Figaro, pronounced [le ˈnɔttse di ˈfiːɡaro]), K.
, is an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da grupobittia.com premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May The opera's libretto is based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journée.
The life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Born on January 27, , in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a musician capable of playing multiple instruments who started playing in public at the age of 6.
Over the years, Mozart aligned himself with a variety of European venues and patrons, composing hundreds of works that included. Marie Antoinette (/ ˌ æ n t w ə ˈ n ɛ t, ˌ ɒ̃ t w ə-/; French: [maʁi ɑ̃twanɛt]; born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna; 2 November – 16 October ) was the last Queen of France before the French grupobittia.com was born an Archduchess of Austria and was the penultimate child and youngest daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court, but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position.
While visiting Vienna in , he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security.
Mozart: A Life Children: Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart. A couple seated behind me were having a discussion during the intermission.
"But why isn't this play called 'Wolfgang' or 'Mozart'?" the woman asked.