August 3 notes - o Operas Well known for plot and music...

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August 3, 2006 Wolfgang Mozart o 1756-1791 o Worked in Vienna, born in Salzburg o Child prodigy Concerts at age 6 o Considered a genius o Wrote for nobility – stereotypical “classical” Elegant and lyrical o Discovered by father (Leopold Mozart), exploited by him o Age 6-17 always on tour French and English royal families Never home for more than 10 months o Father – court violinist in Salzburg o Had to make living teaching and playing concerts More free lance o Not as massive an output, but more developed and longer pieces 41 symphonies String quartets Concertos – violin and piano Masses Operas – both comic and serious Some light entertainment music o Huge range in music Dissonance got him in trouble
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Unformatted text preview: o Operas Well known for plot and music integration More realistic/complicated music Pretty modern Lots of Italian operas Don Giovanni = Don Juan , plot similar to Cassanova Played in class: Leporellos Catalogue German operas ( The Magic Flute ) o Requiem Mass Didnt finish before death Meant for use in funerals o Symphony No. 40 - shows dark side Good example of sonata Themes, dark v. light Listened to movement 1 in class o Played in class: Sonata K. 333 (1780ish) K stands for Koechel catalogued Mozarts works o One of the first to showcase the wind section o Guest performer: Nicky on the clarinet...
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