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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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  • ahesiul

    Please Come to Brazil [5] <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • luis_amadeus90

    Damn Wolfie, who at four and five years old was already composing notable pieces of music. At four years old i still was learning to go to the toilet by myself.

    Yesterday 4:53pm Reply
  • janaplein

    Big Fan Here

    25 Feb 12:38am Reply
  • janaplein

    Love this Music

    24 Feb 10:19pm Reply
  • josephgreene

    damn mozart been quiet for a min wtf is he plannin

    16 Feb 11:42pm Reply
  • Redos_

    Для быдло

    14 Feb 2:07pm Reply
  • luis_amadeus90

    Its funny how as we get a bit "older", our music taste tends to change a little bit, i didnt listened to classical music very much, but since last year im hooked to Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Haydn, etc and company. I think that my need for louder and heavier music is almost over, and now i feel like listening to more sophisticated and beautiful pieces, its pretty cool in my opinion.

    9 Feb 8:36pm Reply
  • phirse

    o período sombrio é simplesmente genial, a loucura é bela

    7 Feb 7:29pm Reply
  • Rubvo

    cosi fan tutte <3

    2 Feb 7:56pm Reply
  • Synesthesis

    Happy Birthday Wolfgang!

    27 Jan 4:31pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    yes i agree...thats a rare thing when something so popular is something so good at the same time.

    20 Jan 4:49pm Reply
  • igttyas

    Please Come to Brazil [4] R E I ♥

    18 Jan 3:45pm Reply
  • mysmileisstuck

    In my opinion Mozart is much better than any other musician, it's just another level...

    18 Jan 1:40pm Reply
  • Ragnadaam

    @OG-Gurda he's a genius like Beethoven, Bach, Liszt, Vivaldi, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and others, their Requiem are the bests of classical music.

    12 Jan 5:25pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Do you think he is overrated ?

    11 Jan 4:32pm Reply
  • ElizabethzABish

    BAE~

    9 Jan 11:53pm Reply
  • Alin_

    when's this guy gonna do a Vegas residency again [2] by the way, i'm still waiting for that "Rock me Falco" track to drop ^-^

    7 Jan 9:48pm Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    As novinha pira nas sinfonia

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • meninoestranho

    God.

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MrShayton

    Ъ

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
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