Mozart

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What Happened to Mozart’s Children?
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and singer Constanze Weber were married on 4 August 1782. Their courtship had been dramatic. They had started dating the summer of the previous year (after Wolfgang had initially fallen in love with Constanze’s sister). They
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Mozart’s Military Propaganda
“Beim Auszug in das Feld,” KV 552
The Austro-Turkish (1788-91) gave rise to one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most obscure works. On 11 August 1788, one day Mozart recorded the completion of his 41st symphony, he entered the song “Beim Auszug in das Felde,” (Going to War)
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Mozart and His Divas
Catarina Cavalieri, Adriana Ferrarese del Bene and Luisa Laschi Mombelli
Did you know that in the Latin language “Diva” is the word for goddess? We constantly hear it in connection with show business, where it is used to describe a highly temperamental and demanding person. In the world of opera,
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Zaide Project
Something very exciting took place on 27 January 1866, the 110th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birth. The city of Frankfurt witnessed the performance of an unknown Singspiel, which Mozart had abandoned to work on Idomeneo. The unknown work carried
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Mozart for Beginners: Ten Pieces to Make You Love Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in current-day Austria on 27 January 1756. He was one of the most talented prodigies in the history of music, and he grew up to become one of the most beloved and influential
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Mozart’s Eight Happiest Pieces of Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of history’s most celebrated composers, and his vast oeuvre spans a wide range of emotions. But when it comes to expressing joy and exuberance, no other composer has Mozart beat. His ability to embody joy
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Rewriting Mozart
In 1876, after returning from a trip to Bayreuth to see the first complete Ring cycles, Edvard Grieg and his friend John Paulson (1851–1924) travelled up and down Norway. As a treat for the poet Paulson, Grieg took 4 sonatas
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Maria Anna Mozart: The Bittersweet Story of Mozart’s Prodigy Sister
Maria Anna Mozart, known to her family as Nannerl, is one of the great what-ifs of music history. She was the sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, an inspiration and constant companion to him, one of her generation’s great piano prodigies,
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