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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Salzburg, Austria (1756 – 1791)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (born Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) is among the most significant and enduring popular composers of European classical music. His enormous output includes works that are widely acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. Many of his works are part of the standard concert repertoire and are widely recognized as masterpieces of music.

The central traits of the classical style can all be identified in Mozart’s music. Clarity, balance, and transparency are hallmarks, though a simplistic notion of the delicacy of his music obscures for us the exceptional and even demonic power of some of his finest masterpieces, such as the Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K. 491, the Symphony No 40 in G minor, K. 550, and the opera Don Giovanni. The famed writer on music Charles Rosen has written (in The Classical Style): “It is only through recognizing the violence and sensuality at the center of Mozart’s work that we can make a start towards a comprehension of his structures and an insight into his magnificence. In a paradoxical way, Schumann’s superficial characterization of the G minor Symphony can help us to see Mozart’s daemon more steadily. In all of Mozart’s supreme expressions of suffering and terror, there is something shockingly voluptuous.

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  • Deagger

    Mozart was born before sound could be recorded. People should be scrobbling under the performing artist, not Mozart himself.

    Yesterday 5:49am Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    Гений. Потому что делал, что хотел. Он был масоном, но этика и мораль не слишком его волновали. Творчество не может быть сковано любыми рамками и законами человеческими; оно не раздвигает рамки, а сшибает их. Творческий человек либо делает, что желает, либо не делает ничего.

    9 Aug 3:38pm Reply
  • Wooshmeister

    Well, damn. Can we officially call this guy the all time best seller in music?" Beethoven's 1,641,209 listeners say "Nay".

    9 Aug 4:42am Reply
  • Rysterf

    PLS COME TO BRASIL HUEHUEHUE

    5 Aug 10:53pm Reply
  • I0000days

    Herreweghe's rendition of Requiem is superhuman music. I still can't get over how perfect that version of Dies Irae is.

    2 Aug 8:03am Reply
  • eeduardo_m

    I can't wait for the new album ❤

    1 Aug 6:43pm Reply
  • ringwraith10

    "1,346,933 Listeners" Well, damn. Can we officially call this guy the all time best seller in music?

    31 Jul 11:24pm Reply
  • SamuraiSan

    so, I just can tell you that Zombie-Mozart is actually Decomposin' and, surely for the future will be a world tour..

    25 Jul 8:16am Reply
  • vinicius5991

    v Yeah, for sure.

    25 Jul 3:25am Reply
  • SamuraiSan

    LOL, Brazilian guys, are you serious?! :D

    22 Jul 7:03am Reply
  • BinaGesser

    Magic Flute: simplesmente perfeito!

    15 Jul 1:52pm Reply
  • SoporAeternus-

    LAAAACRIMOOSA DIIIIIES ILLAAA

    8 Jul 12:24am Reply
  • Sprittlex

    why is this so bad?

    3 Jul 12:21am Reply
  • RajhinLXXXVI

    VIR PARA O BRASIL

    25 Jun 11:29pm Reply
  • TheLewder

    come to brazil

    25 Jun 5:14am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    на мой взгляд это тот самый пример когда музыка - для всех и каждому

    22 Jun 9:00am Reply
  • Verulus

    pls come 2 brazil

    21 Jun 9:28pm Reply
  • MrRogers56

    *tips fedora*

    21 Jun 2:59pm Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    Бразильцы так "смищно" шутят

    21 Jun 11:28am Reply
  • PedrocaF

    come to brazil KKKKKKKKKKK

    10 Jun 6:23pm Reply
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