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Fiction and Untruth in Amadeus by Peter Shaffer - Fiction and Untruth in Amadeus by Peter Shaffer The play “Amadeus” by Peter Shaffer was not written in order to be a biography of the great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, much more than this, Peter Shaffer wrote it as a story, rather than a history. In his story he was free to insert fiction to make the play more interesting to a wide audience, as well as to fulfill his purposes. However, musicologists and historians have written several articles claiming that Peter Shaffer “trashed this immortal”....   [tags: Amadeus Peter Shaffer Plays Literature Essays] 1286 words
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The Lasting Musical Impact of Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Many people compare the musical works of Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart because of the styles of music that they produced. They were also similar because of their age and the music period in which they created in. Throughout their lives these two composers had vastly different customs and behaviors. Each composer contributed to their own unique styles of music, however they continue to be a musical inspiration in today’s world. Many people of the early classical music period reacted differently to both of the musician’s works because of the unique way they chose to create and present their music....   [tags: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]
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Amadeus - Language is an abstract tool that humanity uses to communicate ideas amongst themselves. Though useful, verbal language doesn't always pass an idea concretely. This can be due to two people having different languages, or one person not understanding the language mechanics used by the other person. However, there is another part of language derived from culture--the language of art. Art has various forms, but the most expressive would be music. Of the many music artists, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is perhaps the Shakespeare or Webster of music....   [tags: Music] 428 words
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Amadeus - At the age of the Enlightenment, Antonio Salieri becomes the most triumphant musician in the city of Vienna, however, without any warning his harmonious universe comes to an utter halt. Salieri’s absolute faith in the world, in himself, and in God is all at once diminished by this spontaneous child composer. When the two opposite ends meet, there emerges a fury, a rage, and a passion in Salieri to sabotage the boy that has secured Salieri’s deserved God given talent; to destroy the one pubescent child that has made him so mute and naked now in a world of discordance....   [tags: essays research papers] 2369 words
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Appearance vs. Reality in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus - Appearance vs. Reality in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus In the world of the 18th century, appearance was everything; and appearance often conflicted with reality. Such is the case in Peter Shaffer’s, Amadeus, which follows Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s musical career. Mozart’s career was enveloped in deceit and falsity, appearing to be brought on by poor choices he made, when all along he was being sabotaged by Salieri. When Mozart arrives in Vienna, Antonio Salieri pretends to welcome him. He even writes a welcome March for Mozart, to be played as the young, rebellious musician enters the court....   [tags: Peter Shaffer Amadeus Musical Career Essays]
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Analysis of Amadeus - ... He also shows exceptionally rude behavior in front of the cardinal when the cardinal attempts to chastise him for being late to the performance; he opens the doors to the cardinal’s room before taking a bow outside to his crowd of admirers to deliberately show his behind to the pope. However, Mozart also shows that he possesses great musical talent. When he hears his music being played without him, he rushes to his position, and begins to conduct the orchestra as he was supposed to. This is his “special weapon,” which most archetypal heroes possess....   [tags: Film Analysis, Mozart, Archetypal Hero]
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Amadeus Review - Amadeus Review Amadeus, the Tony-Award winning tale of 18th-century court composer Antonio Salieri's envy of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is a mighty challenge for actors. The nearly three-hour drama is told from the viewpoint of Salieri, who frequently comes to the front of the stage to explain himself in lengthy and passionate detail. It takes a dedicated performer to memorize the lines and a skilled actor to keep them interesting. Perhaps that's why the director of the production opening Friday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center started rehearsals with the actor who plays Salieri, Anthony Casale, six months ago....   [tags: Papers] 345 words
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The Film Amadeus - The Film Amadeus This paper will take a look into the movie Amadeus, to see if the film accurately depicts the history of Amadeus and the enlightenment of the characters. The time period that the film takes place in is the 18th century. There is a mixture of social class in this film. There are rulers and commoners shown in this film. The main characters in the film which are Mozart, Salieri, and Emperor Joseph represent actual historical figures. The film was made in 1984.      The film was somewhat accurate with the characters and the time, but for the most part the film never stated what year everything was happening in....   [tags: History Compare Movie Essays Papers] 1565 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart lived from January 27, 1756 to December 5, 1791. Mozart was a very influential and prolific composer of more than 600 works, including symphonies, concertante, chamber, piano, opera, and choral music. Regarded as a child prodigy, Mozart composed and performed in the European courts from the age of five, and was engaged at the Salzburg court at 17. Mozart’s musical style can be classified as Classical, although he learned from many of his contemporaries throughout his musical career....   [tags: Biography]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The youngest child of Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria Pertl, Wolfgang Amadeus was born in Salzburg on January 27, 1756. Considered by many to be one of the greatest musical prodigies in history, by the age of three he was already a keyboard-player and violinist. By five he was composing symphonies. Leopold Mozart (1719-1787), his father, undertook complete responsibility for the tutoring of Wolfgang and his elder sister Maria Anna ('Nannerl'), an extremely gifted keyboard player in her own right. Mozart spent from 1774 to 1777, as Konzertmeister at the Prince-Archbishop's court in Salzburg....   [tags: Biography] 1338 words
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Critiquing Amadeus by Peter Shaffer - Critiquing Amadeus by Peter Shaffer I believe that there are two ways to critique Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. The first, and the easiest for me, is as an artistic work only. As an artistic endeavor, Amadeus is a triumph. Particularly stunning is F. Murray Abraham's performance as the tortured Court Composer Antonio Salieri. Abraham portrays a talented yet mediocre musician who, having revered God all his life, shows us clearly that "pride goeth before the fall". It is Salieri's greed for fame, and pride in his own "moral goodness" that lead him to denounce Mozart as a "fiend"....   [tags: Papers] 686 words
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wolfgang amadeus mozart - Mozart was considered to be the best musician/composer of all time. Mozart was a genius when it came music and composing, he was said that no other could rival him and to this day people still say that he is the best. The reason why I choose to do Mozart is the fact I do believe he is the best musician/composer of all time, and his life story is of a tragic but gifted young soul. Later on you will find out about his family, his teachings, his tragedies, and of course his accomplishments. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, Jan....   [tags: essays research papers] 1186 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was probably the greatest genius in the world. He was born in Salzberg, Austria on January 27, 1756. The son of Leopold Mozart and his wife Anna Maria Pertl. Leopold was a successful composer and violinist. At the age of three, Wolfgang showed signs of remarkable musical talent. He learned to play the harpsichord, a keyboard instrument related to the piano, at the age of four. Wolfgang began composing minuets at the age of five. When he was only six years old, he and his older sister, Anna Maria, embarked on a series of concert tours to Europe’s courts and major cities....   [tags: Music Musician] 348 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a remarkable musician and composer. Mozart was born in Salzburg Austria in 1756. By the age of four it was evident that he possessed tremendous musical talent and music memory. His father Leopold who was a master violinist and composer decided to enroll young Wolfgang in harpsichord lessons. At age five Mozart was composing music and by age six he had mastered the keyboard. By his early teens, he had mastered the piano, violin, and harpsichord and was writing symphonies and operas....   [tags: essays research papers] 699 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is, in the opinion of many people, the greatest composer who ever lived. Some of us happen to fancy Gershwin, but hey, Mozart is older. Mozart was born in Salzburg on January 27, 1956. On January 24, 1761 when Mozart was only five years old, he learned now to play his first piece of music, a scherzo by Georg Christof Wagenseil. Mozart’s first documented performance was on September first, 1761 as a singer in the Latin play “Sigismundus Humgariae Rex.” In January 1762, he his father and his sister went to Munich for three weeks....   [tags: essays research papers] 510 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. He was christened Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus, but he preferred Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His father, Leopold, began teaching him to play minuets on the harpsichord before he was four years old. It only took him half an hour to learn each minuet. Before he was six, he had composed sonatas and a concerto for the harpsichord. Mozart learned to play the violin without being taught. He had watched his father and developed and intuition for playing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart is and was a remarkable musician and composer whose legend continues to grow more than two centuries after his death. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1756. Before the age of four, he had exhibited such extraordinary powers of musical memory and ear-sophistication that his father, Leopold, a highly esteemed violinist and composer in his own right, decided to give his son, Wolfgang, harpsichord lessons. From day one of his lessons, the boy's reputation as a fast learning, modern, talented musician grew fast....   [tags: Papers] 459 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as he is generally known, was baptized in a Salzburg Cathedral on the day after his birth as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus. The first and last given names come from his godfather Joannes Theophilus Pergmayr, although Mozart preferred the Latin form of this last name, Amadeus, more often Amadé, or the Italiano Amadeo, and occasionally the Deutsch Gottlieb. Whatever the case may be, he rarely - if ever - used Theophilus in his signature....   [tags: Wolfgang Mozart Biographies Bio Essays] 1218 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 and lived to the year of 1791. In Mozarts early childhood when he was six years old he had become an accomplished performer on the clavier, violin, and organ and was highly skilled in sight-reading and improvision. Mozart had composed five short piano pieces when he was six, which are still played to this day. At the age of 14, Mozart was payed to write a serious opera. This work, mitridate, re di Ponto (Mithridates, King of Pontos, 1770), produced under his direction at Milan, completely established an already big reputation....   [tags: Papers] 362 words
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Review of film Amadeus - Review of film 'Amadeus' Amadeus is a movie based on the career and the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Viennese during the 18th century. Throughout the film Antonio Salieri tells his story of his growing hatred for Mozart that eventually led to his ?murder?. Through out the rest of the movie you can see where Salieri is getting even more jealous of Mozart. Although Salieri was inspired to become Gods instrument the music of that time ?classical era. did not revolve around the church or God unlike the Medieval and Baroque periods....   [tags: Movie Film Composer Mozart Music Essays] 1003 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart is perhaps the greatest musical genius who ever lived. Mozart 's full name is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Most people called him Mozart or Wolfgang. Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, January 27, 1756. His father, Leopold, perhaps the greatest influence on Mozart's life, was the vice Kapellmeister (assistant choir director) to the Archbishop of Salzburg at the time of Mozart's birth. Mozart was actually christened as "Joannes Chrysotomus Wolfgangus Theophilus," but adopted the Latin term "Amadeus" as his name of choice....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a born child prodigy. He was Born in Salzburg in January 27 of 1756. He was the son of Leopold Mozart. He for years since his birth has he inspired and amazed people of all ages with his work. He was the greatest composer of his time. As a child he showed musical gifts of a great magnitude. He composed minuets at the age of five and played for royals at the age of six. He and his sister, who was a gifted keyboard and clavier player, went on a tour around Paris and London away from their home in Austria....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was probably the greatest genius in Western musical history. He was born in Salzberg, Austria on January 27, 1756. The son of Leopold Mozart and his wife Anna Maria Pertl. Leopold was a successful composer and violinist and assistant concertmaster at the Salzberg court. At the age of three, Wolfgang showed signs of remarkable musical talent. He learned to play the harpsichord, a keyboard instrument related to the piano, at the age of four. Wolfgang began composing minuets at the age of five....   [tags: Biography Musicians Music Essays]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in Austria, the son of Leopold, Kapellmeister to the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. By the age of three he could play the piano, and he was composing by the time he was five; minuets from this period show remarkable understanding of form. Mozart's elder sister Maria Anna (best known as Nannerl) was also a gifted keyboard player, and in 1762 their father took the two prodigies on a short performing tour, of the courts at Vienna and Munich....   [tags: Papers] 1498 words
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Amadeus Influential Values - Amadeus Influential Values Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus presents to the reader many human values. The most prominent being envy, deceit and self-sacrifice. During the course of the play these features are displayed through Salieri’s actions, emotions and dialogue. The relationship between Salieri and Mozart is like a painting, commencing with splattered envy after Mozart’s extordinary musical talents disrupt Salieri’s clean, white, sanity. Splatters become blotches when Mozart uses Salieri’s “prize pupil” (33), Katherina Cavalieri, to fulfill his professional and sexual aspirations....   [tags: Papers] 675 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-91), Austrian composer, a centrally important composer of the classical era, and one of the most inspired composers in Western musical tradition. Born January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, and baptized Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, he was educated by his father, Leopold Mozart, who was concertmaster in the court orchestra of the archbishop of Salzburg and a celebrated violinist, composer, and author. II. Mozart's Musically Precocious Childhood Print section By the age of six Mozart had become an accomplished performer on the clavier, violin, and organ and was highly skilled in sight-reading and improvisation....   [tags: Papers] 819 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria in January 1756 to Anna Maria and Leopold Mozart. He was the second and last child to survive of his seven other siblings. His sister, Anna Maria”Nannerl” Mozart shared some of her brother’s triumphs. Mozart was from the start a musical prodigy. He played the clavier and started composing little pieces of music at the age of five. Mozart astonished the world further when he played the keyboard perfectly during a tour with his father. In 1764, at the age of eight, Mozart and his sister, another musical prodigy, came to London with their father....   [tags: Music Musician] 608 words
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Movie: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Movie: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The movie takes place in Vienna, Austria in the 1700's. The film begins with the attempted suicide of Antonio Salieri, a court composer of the Austrian Emperor. He is placed in a mental asylum where a priest visits and asks for his confession. Salieri claims to have caused the death of Mozart. The rest of the movie is a narration by the court composer, mostly in flashbacks, of how he caused this death. Salieri recounts that while he was playing games as a boy Mozart was playing music for the King....   [tags: essays research papers] 1034 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s name is familiar even to people who know little or none of his music. However, Mozart’s fame is based on two different frames of reference: firstly, being the most famous child prodigy in music history (as both a performer and a composer) and secondly, his unquestioned brilliance as an adult composer of Classical symphonies, operas, chamber music, sonatas, church music, and concerti for various instruments. Perhaps what he is best remembered for are his operas.	 His astonishing rate of production continues to stupefy scholars today....   [tags: essays research papers] 921 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Musical Prodigy of the 18th Century - When applause erupts for an orchestra in a concert hall, the audience is usually enveloped in admiration for the musicians’ talent. However, the composer of the music rarely receives recognition even though he is the actual mastermind behind the beautiful music. One of the most influential composers of the 18th century was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was born to Leopold and Anna Maria on January 27, 1956 in Salzburg, Austria. Historical records show that Mozart acquired his initial musical knowledge from his father and his older sister, Nannerl....   [tags: Music History]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Spirit That Knows No Age - ... Mozart decided to move in with Aloysia’s family. This decision would lead to an explosive romance with the third Weber daughter and create even more friction with Mozart’s estranged father. The Weber family moved to Vienna shortly after Aloysia married court actor Joseph Lange (Sadie 284). Around June 9, 1781, Mozart moved in with the family only to move to a room in the Graben in late August to avoid rumors of an engagement between him and the third Weber daughter, Constanze (284). Mozart shrugged off these rumors, writing in a July 25 letter to his father: “…just because I am living with them, people assume I’m marrying the daughter; no one said anything about us being in love, they conveniently skipped that part; their logic is: I take a room in this house, I get married…God has not given me my Talent so that I should hitch it to a woman and waste my Young life in idleness....   [tags: Biography, Love Story]
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equss vs amadeus by peter shaffer - In both Equus and Amadeus Shaffer shows insanity in his characters. He does this not only to stress the characters feelings and state of mind of which they are in. Also, he attempts to cast a blanket over the reader; it gives the reader the feeling that Shaffer designed the characters to express and reflect the beauty in insanity and to convey the ugliness on normality. “Madness, if not out rightly divine, is at best preferable to the 20th century’s ruthless and uninspired sanity, is in this play, as it is so much fashionable philosophizing, totally dependent on a pleasant, aesthetically rational form of derangement for the credibility of its argument” (Richardson 389)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1362 words
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The play Amadeus and the Destructive Nature of Jealousy - The play "Amadeus" is Mainly Concerned With the Destructive Nature of Jealousy This passage is all too true, both in Peter Shaffer's ‘Amadeus' and in life in general. However the play is also concerned with the destructive nature of ignorance and naivety. Salieri is jealous not just of Mozart's talent, but of the fact that God gave the talent to “Mozart … spiteful, sniggering, conceited, infantine Mozart”. He is envious of the vessel of God's laughter at the ‘patron saint of mediocrity' as he had dubbed himself....   [tags: essays research papers] 546 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Growing Up - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trying to Grow Up Throughout history, child prodigies have been celebrated as objects of envy and adulation. Rarely, however, have they been understood. Often taunted by peers, hounded by the press, prodded by demanding parents and haunted by outsize expectations of greatness, they are treated as wondrous curiosities. But their stories are often a sad and captivating one, marked by early achievement and the promise of something greater. The letters exchanged between Mozart and his family reflect a wider story of how complications arise during a prodigy's transition into adulthood with evidence of immense pressure from his father, immaturity, and the eventual need to lead a normal life....   [tags: Biography] 1343 words
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Magic Flute - ... The tone is very much dependent on the storyline of the opera. STEP 2/3: Mozart most likely chose the subject that he did for a variety of reasons. He endeavored to convey his theme that light always overcomes darkness, or good always triumphs evil (Sherrane). However, Mozart did not complete this opera entirely by himself. Although Mozart was very skilled in composing, he was unfamiliar with writing German operas. He was only able to do so with the help of Emanuel Schikaneder. Schikaneder was ultimately responsible for the libretto of The Magic Flute....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Music]
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Life of Mozart - Outline I.     Biographical Info A. Early Childhood B. Teenage Years      C. Main Career      D. Late Career II.          Affects and Influences of Character A.     Influences on Other Composers B.     Personality Issues C.     Relationships D.     Music To Boost Brain Power E.     Study of Rats and Mozart F.     Ending Conclusion III.     Assessment and Evaluation A. Greatness of a Man B.      His Ideals C.      Mozart and Saleiri D. The Legacy Lives On. Chapter I Mozart’s Prodigious Life      Without a doubt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, was probably the greatest genius in Western musical history....   [tags: biographies biography Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]
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Analysis of Wolf ang Amedeus Mozart's Symphony No 1 in C - WolfGang Amedeus Mozart Symphony No. 1 in C majar, K. 551 “Jupiter” First Movement: Allegro vivace The first theme begins with the whole orchestra playing a “C” loudly three times. The timpani’s hit a third above. Then with a much softer dynamic the violins play a pleasant dotted rhythm melody, or the Lombardi rhythm. It goes C to B to D to C G to F. Then the orchestra plays loudly three times, again but playing the dominant, G. Then the violins softly play, in the same Lambardi rhythm, that same motive, but starting on D instead of C and ending on G instead of F....   [tags: Music] 299 words
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Life Of Mozart - The Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) is regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived. He began writing minuets at the age of 5,and by the time he died in 1791 at the age of 35, he had produced 626 cataloged works. “ Mozart has enriched the concerto form with a larger number of masterpieces than any other composer.”1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is said to be the greatest genius in western music history. Wolfgang Amadeus was born in Salzburg, Austria January 27, 1756 his parents were Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria Pertl....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The History of the Violin - ... Web. 22 Feb, 2014. http://home.messiah.edu/~sr1262/violinists.html). Hilary Hahn This recent violinist was born in Lexington, Virginia. She started her music studies in Curtis Music Institute at the age of 10. She studied in this institute for 7 years. Hilary has been able to perform with numerous popular orchestras in various events. For example, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia orchestra, Vancouver, San Francisco Baltimore and Toronto Symphonies among others....   [tags: music history, medieval ages]
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The Virtues in Sinning - ... In the beginning of his life, Salieri had adored and devoted his life to God through his given talents and passion of music, and through this he lived a chaste life of a catholic man, able to appreciate and give thanks for the abilities he had been given. However, it was these same passions and abilities which drew him towards all music and thus then the infamous Mozart whose music he had adored until their true meeting. “It seemed to me that I had heard a voice of God- and that it issued from a creature whose own voice I had also heard- and it was the voice of an obscene child!”(28.) It is through the revelation of God’s “creature” that Salieri’s fogged vision was cleared to reveal his “nakedness”, his talents unveiled as empty tunes in comparison to the great works of Mozart....   [tags: analysis, Antonio Salieri, mozart]
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Mozart and Beethoven: A Comparison of Lives and Music - Mozart and Beethoven: A Comparison of Lives and Music In 1747 Leopold Mozart married Maria Anna Pertl. Leopold and Maria Anna would have seven children, two of who would survive. Maria Anna born in 1752 who the family called Nannerl . Then in 1756 Wolfgang Amadeus who was nicknamed Wolfgangerl. Wolfgang Amadeus was not his original birth name it was shortened to this from Joannes Chrisostomos Wolfgangus Gottlieb. It is little wonder even two of the children survived; “Given Leopolds insistence that they be brought up on a diet of water and gruel, the wonder is that any survived at all.” (Siepmann, Mozart His life and Music) Leopold Mozart was very musical himself and was a skilled violinist, composer and an author....   [tags: Music History]
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Changes in the Piano - The piano is an amazing instrument used all over the world to express one’s feelings, emotions, and talent. The piano is used for entertainment, but for many, it’s used in a personal way to express feelings in a musical way. Obviously each musical instrument is unique to their own time period and no doubt the piano has been around for a while. It has gone through many changes in it’s time- changing along with the modern music of the day. I believe the piano has adapted over the years more so than other instruments....   [tags: Music ]
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Classical Counts - The music sways and sweeps itself through the mind of the listener. The piano, percussion instrument, violin and other choice instruments come together to form a musical fantasy. The positive effects of classical music on a person’s mental well-being can be shown through a fetus in the uterus, premature infants, and developing children due to the Mozart effect assisting in providing benefits that positively influence human life. So for an individual to help his or herself or their future child place in a Mozart mix and let the stress stray away and the rhythm and music of classical music seep into the brain’s pores....   [tags: Music]
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Beethoven - Introduction Like many people of this time period Beethoven was affected by the French Revolution, the enlightenment and romantic periods; in 1789 the French Revolution was raging and people were dying. The French general Napoleon defeated France’s enemies and inspired Beethoven with ideas of freedom and equality. It was because those inspirations that Beethoven was going to dedicated his Third Symphony, Erocia which means heroic to him, that was until Napoleon decided to declared himself emperor, which made him so angry that he viciously scratched out the dedication....   [tags: Biography] 2327 words
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Finding Significance in Music - As a performance major, time has generally been more devoted to “face time” with my interest than learning the important intricacies of the deep, rich world in which my profession inhabits. Thus, it is an exciting opportunity to be able to delve more deeply into this area of study which my education has so far found lacking. Yet, I find myself so extraordinarily indecisive. In a profession that spans multiple millennia, of which I am myself only the briefest of moments, how does one go about selecting a single topic with which to delve and explore....   [tags: Music] 1713 words
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The Mozart Effect - It has long been believed that music can evoke specific thoughts and feelings from the listener. But can music –specifically the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- summon hidden intelligences within the human brain. That is the question scientists are trying to answer. In the mid-nineties, scientists, Frances Rauscher, Gordon Shaw and Katherine Ky, claimed that music could boost the listener’s intelligence up to 9 points (Steele 2). To many, this allegation seemed a bit far-fetched and soon other researchers began recreating the Rauscher, Shaw, and Ky experiment in hopes of discrediting their findings....   [tags: Music ]
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The Importance of Function Over Form in the Classical Concerto - In the 18th century, the concerto was transformed into a viable instrumental genre to both demonstrate virtuosity as well as a cohesive character that embodied the natural. Though the series of changes from the Baroque concerto grosso to the Classical concerto were gradual and cannot be attributed to a single composer, the Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K. 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a skillful representation of the genre in that era. Of particular interest in this concerto is the treatment of sonata form in the first movement....   [tags: Classical Music]
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The Classical Music Era - ... During this period, he completed his violin concertos, various symphonies and masses along with six piano sonatas. In keeping with the Classical Era’s philosophy, his music is known for being clear with simple melodies. Mozart’s music focused on harmony. His later works expressed more human emotion and complex melodies. Mozart is one of the most popular composers of all time, and contributed a lot to the development of music. Mozart died on December 5, 1791; the official report is of rheumatic fever....   [tags: Musical Form, Composers, Development]
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Mozart - ... In the summer of 1777, twenty-one year old Mozart asked to be released from his. Archbishop Colloredo responded by dismissing both Wolfgang and Leopold from their positions (282). Leopold did not want to leave so Mozart left Salzburg with his mother on September 23, seeking employment and independence (282). This fearless act of individualism only infuriated Leopold and damaged their relationship deeper. Mozart continued compose during his travels, writing the keyboard sonatas K309 and K311 as well as five accompanied sonatas and two arias (Sadie 282)....   [tags: Biography, Child Prodigy]
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