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Lecture_9_Outline - L ecture 9: Mozart I. Mozart: Man and...

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Lecture 9: Mozart I. Mozart: Man and Myth i. General info Lived from 1756-1791, Raised in Salzburg Toured Europe as a child prodigy (keyboard and violin) Entered service of Archbishop of Salzburg 1781: moves to Vienna to freelance Lots of works: 41 symphonies, many operas, and sacred music ii. Myth Life story has been mythologized o Genius and free spirit o Party animal, but impoverished o Romanticized ( Requiem ) o Requiem featured in many films and pop culture o Perhaps the 1 st composer whose life lends itself to modern fixation o Some truth, some fiction o Adopted almost as a brand name II. The Composer in Society i. General info How did composers make their money? o Aristocratic patrons and court musical establishments Between 1780 and 1795 only the most important courts could afford musical establishments Freelance became the newest form of income o Appearance fees o Private instruction o Music publishing o Public concerts ii. Genre: The Piano Concerto
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2011 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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