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The Composer : Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart

- ozart’s Requiem The composer: Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart was one of history’s important composers. He was “was a musician capable of playing multiple instruments that 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 sonatas, symphonies, masses, concertos and operas, marked by vivid emotion and sophisticated textures.” His early life consisted of “education in music as well as other subjects....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem]

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Analysis Of Amadeus By Peter Shaffer

- Summary Analysis of Amadeus Peter Shaffer’s 1984 film Amadeus is the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told from the perspective of his peer, so called friend, and rival Antonio Salieri. The movie begins with a man yelling Mozart 's names and saying that he killed him, we soon learn that the man is none other than Antonio Salieri and he is attempting to commit suicide. This act lands him in an insane asylum, where he is then interrogated by Father Vogler a priest who gets Salieri to tell him what he meant by he killed Mozart....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Music, Joseph Haydn]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Amadeus '

- Amadeus is a 1984 movie about a loose, fictionalized interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life told through the eyes of his rival, Antonio Salieri. In the movie, Salieri served as court composer for Emperor Joseph II and becomes envious of the more musically gifted Mozart. One of the movie’s main themes centers around Salieri’s jealously and the steps that he takes to eliminate Mozart as a rival. As the rivalry between the two intensifies in the eyes of Salieri, he takes steps beyond hindering Mozart’s professional career and starts plotting to end Mozart’s life altogether....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Music, Lorenzo Da Ponte]

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The Play ' Amadeus ' And Sunday Night Fever

- The role of music in film can be critical to telling the story. The music is used by directors in various methods to help the viewer glimpse a full picture of trends and beliefs of a particular time, to understand the psychology behind a particular character, and to set a mood in a film. Competition in Amadeus (1984) and Saturday Night Fever (1977) are depicted in different ways using numerous musical techniques which are important to analyze in order to understand their role in the films. Although mutually united by having music as a core concept of these films, they are differentiated by the use to which music is put in each one....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Music, Bee Gees, Disco]

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Comparing The 1984 Film Amadeus, Directed By Milo ?† Forman

- The 1984 film Amadeus, directed by Miloš Forman, told the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart story in such a way that an individual watching more than likely would have never imagined such a brilliant musician’s life having been the way it was portrayed in the film. When many people think of Mozart today, the thought of his skill to compose musical masterpieces is probably the first of many things to come to mind – his work speaks for itself; Mozart’s operas and symphonies are beautiful, so comparing it to the eighteenth century Classical era, Mozart’s work had to have been much loved and appreciated, right....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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The Music Of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart And Ludwig Van Beethoven

- The Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven In this essay, I’m going to discuss two composers- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. I will first tell you about the life of these men. Then, I’ll compare and contrast their music, the time period of which they lived in, the purpose of their music and more. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the son of Anna Maria Pertl and pro musician Leopold Mozart, who played violin and worked for the archbishop of Salzburg....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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Biography Of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart By Marian Wimmer

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prodigy at a very young age, and as a result became a brilliant composer. Born January 27, 1756, he was baptized at St. Rupert’s Cathedral as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. He was a child prodigy, and made his first public appearance at age six at Salzburg University in 1761 as a dancer in a play by Marian Wimmer. Mozart’s first composition was written at five years old, “a miniature Andante and Allegro.” His father, Leopold, along with Mozart and his sister traveled to England in 1764, but first made a stop in Brussels where both children gave some sort of concerts....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Requiem]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart And Ludwig Van Beethoven

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven are very famous past composers that have created many pieces that have influenced not just people of their time, but people in modern times as well. Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 was his last and longest symphony he composed. While listening to this breathtaking piece of music, one specific aspect of this piece stood out to me; this being the instrumentation. In this symphony, many different instruments were used. While listening, I recognized many of them....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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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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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]

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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

- Once upon a time, heroes were identified as people who fought and slayed monsters while saving mankind. However, the definition of a hero has changed dramatically over time. Now, a hero can even be an ordinary everyday person. Even though their appearances may have changed however, there is still a pattern, a so called “archetypal hero.” Such can be seen in Mozart, in the movie “Amadeus.” Mozart, although he does not look or acts like a hero, is undisputedly a hero. In the beginning of the movie, he is portrayed as an extremely vile creature, and yet, with great musical talent....   [tags: Film Analysis, Mozart, Archetypal Hero]

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The Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

- ... In March 1773 that was the last time Wolfgang and his father travel to Italy, that when he became an assistant concertmaster. Before the age of 21 he developed a passion for violin concertos. In 1776 his passion turned to piano concertos. That went him culminating number 9 in E flat major. In 1777 he turns 21 that when he felt like he wants more from life. So Wolfgang and his mother set out for a better opportunity. Him and his mother travel to Mannheim, Paris, and Munich. Where he got several employment positions that seamed promising, but all fell though....   [tags: composer, violinist, master]

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Biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

- Leonard Bernstein once said, “Mozart is all music; there is nothing you can ask from music that he cannot supply…bathed in a glitter that could have come only from the eighteenth century...It is a perfect product of the age of reason – witty, objective, graceful, delicious. And yet over it all hovers the greater spirit that is Mozart’s – the spirit of compassion, of universal love, even of suffering – a spirit that knows no age, that belongs to all ages” (Kenyon 19-20). Mozart’s effervescent spirit is apparent in letters that he wrote to his family and friends....   [tags: Child Prodigy, classical music]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

- For over the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s death has remained a mystery. There are many theories on how the great composer died, some say that he was murdered, while others say that he was ridden with sickness and was extremely exhausted. Historians established that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart suffered from different illnesses, but no one knows which one, if any, contributed to his death. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, to Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart, in Salzburg, Austria....   [tags: requiem, mystery, death]

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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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The Genius Career of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

- The musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. In his successful lifetime Mozart produced 373 orchestral works, 227 songs, and 98 sacred and dramatic pieces. The Classical Music Period in which Mozart lived allowed him to fully develop his own unique musical style and Mozart’s life, although shortened by his early death, influenced many musicians. With his extraordinary genius and emotional compositions, Mozart’s music is loved by people of all varieties and ages. As a skilled young genius, Mozart’s early life was full of many occurrences which led to his fame....   [tags: composition, music, influence]

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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]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will always be known as one of the best musicians of all time. Although his life lasted half the length of a normal human, he most likely did more with his time than people do today. His greatness will unfortunately never be fully understood due to confusion on how his life was lived and even how he died, but everyone knows he had a gift. Wolfgang started learning music at a very early age from his dad Leopold, who was a violin player. At the age of six he began composing and by eight he had written symphonies....   [tags: music, requiem]

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A Brief Biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, a part of current-day Austria. He was baptized the following day as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart in Rupert’s Cathedral. His family consisted of his parents, Leopold and Anna Marie Pertl Mozart, and his older sister, Maria Anna, who was nicknamed “Nannerl.” Mozart was the youngest of seven children, but only Nannerl and he survived. The other five siblings died in infancy. Mozart’s father was a violinist, composer, and music instructor....   [tags: music, education, austria]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his 40th symphony in the summer of 1788, one of three symphonies he wrote between June and August of that year. Louis Biancolli considers these three symphonies the greatest Mozart composed. In writing this amount of music in a relatively short period of time, should it be considered a masterpiece. Qualities in the first movement will be under consideration for this determination. David Dubal tells us that a true work of art should “not only add something new”, but “transmit and enrich the old”....   [tags: Louis Biancolli , cultural biography]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Amazing Work of Composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote amazing works of art decades beyond his own time. He was a musical prodigy that people could not even conceive to understand. At the innocent age of four years old he learned to play songs with perfect grace. At age six he was composing his own music. Then by age eight he was composing his own symphonies that would be heard by thousands of people. For more than two hundred years his music has been heard by millions. He is without a doubt one of the greatest musicians that ever lived....   [tags: prodigy, music, symphony]

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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]

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The Virtues in Sinning: Analysis of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus

- Why am I here. What does this all mean. What is my destiny. Where is God. These are questions we ask during our lifetime, questions of discernment that unlock not only the truth about ourselves, but our perception of God. Even as time passes, these questions remain and we are drawn to answer them not by words but the way we live our lives. Still one should not doubt that God also plays a prevalent role in who we are to become and and recognize that even if we choose to deny God's existence he will play a role within our ruin....   [tags: analysis, Antonio Salieri, mozart]

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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

- Leonard Bernstein once said, “Mozart is all music; there is nothing you can ask from music that he cannot supply…bathed in a glitter that could have come only from the eighteenth century...It is a perfect product of the age of reason – witty, objective, graceful, delicious. And yet over it all hovers the greater spirit that is Mozart’s – the spirit of compassion, of universal love, even of suffering – a spirit that knows no age, that belongs to all ages” (Kenyon 19-20). Mozart’s effervescent spirit is apparent in letters that he wrote to his family and friends....   [tags: Biography, Love Story]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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- 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]

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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]

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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...   [tags: Biography]

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Voltaire and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Influences During the Age of Enlightenment

- The age of enlightenment was a time period in which many people wanted to make society better and inform people about how one can improve his/her society. The age of enlightenment took place in the years 1700s to 1800s. During the age of enlightenment, many people wanted to gain knowledge about their society and humanity. Intellectuals spent most of their time gathering information about humanity and how to improve their society and lifestyle. Voltaire and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart were two enlightened figures....   [tags: music, philosophy, society]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183

- “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183” The classical era lasted from the 1750s to the 1820s, during this period the progression in instrumental music depended greatly on the influence of three master composers. The three were Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven (Kamien 156). Like the period before classical music, instrument has become just as important as vocal music. But, unlike the baroque period, the classical period music incorporated more movements, had more than one central mood, rhythm was flexible, the texture was centrally homophonic, and other characteristics....   [tags: master composers, music prodigy]

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Mozart : The Son Of Leopold A Talented Violinist

- One of the greatest composers in 1756 Salzburg, Austria was born. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the son of Leopold a talented violinist. Brother of Maria Anna a talented clavier and a brilliant performer. Mozart at the age of four was composing his own pieces, and at the age of six he was performing for the Empress Maria Theresa. His father presented his son and daughter throughout Europe in his early childhood. Mozart became the most celebrated child prodigy of his time as a violinist, violist, pianist, and as a great composer....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opera]

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The Music Of The Renaissance And Baroque Periods

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756 amid a period of transition in central Europe. The music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods was moving towards more full-body compositions and complex instrumentation. Wolfgang was the only son that survived of his father Leopold and his mother Maria. Mozart’s father was a successful composer violinist and was the assistant concertmaster at the Salzburg court. At the age of three Mozart demonstrated an understanding of music, chords, tonality and tempo as a result of observing his father teaching his older sister to play the keyboard....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opera]

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The Classical Period Brought Forward New Musical Innovation

- The Classical Period brought forward new musical innovation. The sudden change in emotion and contrast in the music from the classical era is one of the many fascinating topics. However, the topic most talked about to this very day is Mozart’s Requiem. The mystery of which parts were composed by Mozart puzzles many. Even the rumor that surrounds Mozart’s cause of death is fascinating. Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus, added more controversy to this intriguing mystery. The mystery began when Count Franz von Walsegg, secretly asked Mozart to write the Requiem for his wife who had passed away....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem]

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- When you ask a group of people on the street to name a music composer, a large percentage would name Mozart. This should come as no surprise. The music of Wolfgang Mozart has become internationally known as some of the most famous and recognizable classical music. Not only that, but his music has been incorporated into famous films, television, and even a brain development program for infants. But who was Mozart, and why has his acclaim and compositions lasted the test of time. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opera]

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Analysis : Green Energy Company

- About a million people around the world seemed to enjoy the hilarious yet tragic scenes of cooling towers crumbling. Ecotricity, a British (and the country’s first) green energy company, which was founded in 1996, released a short clip via YouTube on February 7, 2012, attracting over 3.4 million views as of September 2016. Ecotricity’s central goal is to confront and bash the bad behavior of the Big Six power companies in the UK – British Gas, EDF Energy, npower, E. ON UK, Scottish Power, and SSE....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opera]

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Michael Fuchs 's A Piano And Organ Soloist

- On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 7:30 pm, the Clayton State University Visual and Performing Arts presented the Clayton State University Chorale. Michael Fuchs conducted and Grant Jones performed as a piano and organ soloist. There were four parts in that performance. Part I included “Dies Irae from Requiem Mass in D minor, K.626” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Hor che ‘l Ciel e la Terra” from Claudio Monteverdi. Part II was “O Schone Nacht” from Johannes Brahms and “Standchen” from Franz Schubert....   [tags: Baroque music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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The Role Of Enlightenment During The Enlightenment Period

- Enlightenment Composers During the Enlightenment period there were many new, great and exciting ideas and items that became popular. While art changed from Baroque to Rococo, music changed from traditional and church music to an elegant type called classical. Many composers became popular because ballets and operas, which used to be only for the wealthy, were opened up to the middle classes and that allowed them to experience great music. Some of the greatest composers, Mozart, Bach, Haydn, and Handel were all from the Enlightenment period and were famous for their composing....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn]

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The Music Of The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

- On Thursday, 1 December 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in David Geffen Hall the New York Philharmonic performed four pieces. Bernard Langevin conducted the New York Philharmonic. Ying Fang was the special debut at the concert. On Saturday, 3 December 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Carnegie Hall the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performed four pieces. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra did not have an official conductor, but they had special pianist Fazil Say (b. 1970) sometimes conduct them. Both concerts were based off the classical era because of its stylistic features....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opera, Symphony]

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The Requiem By William Shakespeare

- The Requiem was composed in the fall of 1791 by a very ill Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “The word Requiem is from the Latin verb to rest and the R.I.P. inscription associated with tombstones is Requisiecat in Pace or May He (She/They) Rest in Peace. The derivation is from the Latin Mass for the Dead of the Roman Catholic Church, the “Missa pro Defunctis” which evolved from the early days of Christianity.” The Requiem is a composition that is a Mass for the Dead, and the parts of the Requiem are generally in these parts: I....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem, Requiem]

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Music During The Enlightenment Period

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Wolfgang Mozart's Requiem

- Mozart's Requiem For over the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's death has remained a mystery. There are many theories on how the great composer died, some say that he was murdered, while others say that he was ridden with sickness and extremely exhausted. Historians established that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart suffered from different illnesses, but no one knows which one, if any, contributed to his death. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, to Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart, in Salzburg Austria....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mystery Death]

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The Classical Er The Age Of Enlightenment

- The Classical Era lasted from approximately 1775-1825, which is when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart became famous. The classical era was also known as the Age of Enlightenment. Rousseau, Voltaire, and Montesquieu wrote the value of the common person and the power of human reasoning in overcoming problems. The music of the Classical Era reflects the principles of clarity, proportion, and what critics of the day called “naturalness.” During the Classical Era, performing publically was the new view in the way music should be written for the common person....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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Mozart And Beethoven : Music And Musical Stylings

- When thinking about music, what comes to mind. Most people will think of numerous modern day musicians such as Taylor Swift and One Direction. But where does all of today’s music come from. Classical pianists and composers, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven, started it all. These great minds have composed pieces that have changed the way people view music forever. Although both Mozart and Beethoven are considered classical composers and musicians, their introduction into music and musical stylings are very diverse....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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The Music Of The Classical Era

- Grant Weinmann Music in Western Civilization 204 Dr. Allison Ogden Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria is one of the most well known and prolific composers of the classical era. As a child prodigy Mozart learned to play the piano at the age of three by watching his father teach his is older sister. By the age of six Mozart was composing his own music and with his sister, Nannerl, traveling Europe to preform concerts. During these travels young Wolfgang met Johann Christian Bach (youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach) in which Mozart took great liking to and used similar styles in his own music....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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The Performance I Attended For The Concert Critique

- The performance I attended for the concert critique was a senior recital for Teresa Norton and Tracey Barnes. They played violin and piano respectively. The concert was at Goranson Hall and I immediately felt a sense of closeness and intimacy due to the smaller size of the concert hall, which added to the sentimental value of such a special performance. They played a total of three pieces, which included Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler, Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74 for Two Violins and Viola by Antonín Dvorák, and Sonata for Violin and Piano, No....   [tags: Music, Tempo, Violin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

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The Middle Ages And Renaissance Period

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Classical Music And Its Influence On The Western And Other Parts Of The World History

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Mozart, The Most Brilliant Composers Of The Classical Period And Of History

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most brilliant composers of the Classical Period and of history. Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, in 1756. Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart, was a great violinist, composer, performer, and director to Archbishop of Salzburg. Leopold Mozart encouraged and mentored W.A. Mozart in music. At the age of four, Mozart showed amazing musical ability. At the age of six, Mozart was already composing and showing his ability on the harpsichord. By the age of eight, Mozart started publishing his music, and two years later he began writing symphonies....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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The Performance Of The Kadima String Quartet At Los Angeles Mission College

- On Wednesday, October 19 at 4:00 pm I had attended the performance of the Kadima String Quartet at the Campus Center at Los Angeles Mission College. The Kadima Conservatory of Music, Inc. is a non-profit organization that that subsidizes grants to impede scholars of the Kadima Conservatory’s Music School. The reserve will offer the quality musical training for children whose parents could not manage. For the reason for subsidizing scholarships, giving work to musical encounters for underserved groups and propelling traditional music wherever workable....   [tags: Music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Baroque music]

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Mozart, The Sole Surviving Son Of Leopold And Maria Pertl Mozart

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the sole-surviving son of Leopold and Maria Pertl Mozart was born in January 27,1756 in Salzburg, Austria. He is one of the most talented and proficient music composers ever. By the time that he was six, he could play the harpsichord and violin, improvise figures, and read music perfectly. His father, Leopold Mozart, was dedicated to guide and help Wolfgang and his sister improve their musical talents. Leopold was a court musician and wanted to show Wolfgang off immediately therefore, Wolfgang toured Europe to display his talents from age six to fifteen alongside his father and sister....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opera, Don Giovanni]

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Johann Van Beethoven And The Garden Wing Of A House

- 3. Beethoven was born to Maria-Magdalena and Johann van Beethoven in the garden wing of a house at Bonngasse 20 on December 16, 1770, in the city of Bonn, Germany. Although his exact date of birth is uncertain but on December 17, 1770, Beethoven was baptized. “It was customary for people to be baptized the day after they were born and indeed it is known that his family celebrated his birthday on December 16th.” (Lane, 2006). 4. Beethoven passed away on March 26, 1827, due to cirrhosis of the liver and lead-poisoning....   [tags: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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Biography Of Ludwig Van Beethoven, An Innovative German Virtuoso Pianist

- Ludwig van Beethoven, an innovative German virtuoso pianist, was born on December 17th, 1770 in Bonn, Germany and passed away in Vienna, Austria on March 26th, 1827 at 56 years-old. Among Beethoven’s 9 symphonies, his Fifth in C minor is one of the most significant pieces in Classical music history and demonstrates an outstanding piece of musical work that has been performed for several years as one of Beethoven’s most famous symphonies. Symphony No. 5 was composed between 1804 and 1807 during the same time as Beethoven’s Symphony No....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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My Experience At A Clarinet Concert On September 8th

- During my spring break vacation in Germany, I went to a clarinet concert on March 8th. Since I play clarinet, I thought it was quite interesting to listen to what can be done with my own instrument. The concert was composed of classical pieces, small ensemble pieces, and even certain things that showed off what the instrument can do. The concert consisted of two sections with an intermission in between, and the musicians would often switch off with each other. The first piece that was played was “Concertino fur Klarinette, Faggot und Orchester B-Dur op....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Music, Clarinet, Piano]

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The Between Italy, Poland, Japan, And The Middle East

- As pleasant as a society devoid of turmoil may sound, after a while it would feel rather mundane. In order to accurately appreciate the more vigorous and virtuous aspects of a civilization, there must be an unsatisfactory and putrid base-line for comparison. It is specifically this duality that has made several well-known cultures so dynamic. This dichotomy is particularly evident in the regions of Italy, Germany, Poland, Japan, and the Middle East. For starters, Italy, and more specifically Rome, is famed for its rich abundance of art, architecture and for being the epicenter of the Catholic religion....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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Presentation Of The Concert Report

- Kanishk Chaurasia Mr. R. Kinnett Music 1306 S75 04 December 2014 INDIVIDUAL CONCERT REPORT I went to the Dallas Chamber Symphony concert. I got to experience three lovely composers Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Charles Ives and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The instruments consisted in the Ralph V Williams’ The Lark Ascending were mainly solo violin, flute like instrument and piano for providing the background to the solo violin. The Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 3 “The Camp Meeting” included instruments such as mainly the violin, flute, strings, trombone and bells, whereas, the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No....   [tags: Music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Chamber music]

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