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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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  • DespicableGypsy

    so i discovered before i can sing queen of the night perfectly. 20 years of singing and a 5 octave range does pay off.

    24 Mar 12:41am Reply
  • kyeongsu

    dat new mixtape gon be straight fire when it finally drops tho [2]

    21 Mar 10:26pm Reply
  • sashafenz

    c o m e t o b r a z i l

    21 Mar 1:32pm Reply
  • RolfScamander

    dat new mixtape gon be straight fire when it finally drops tho

    18 Mar 7:58pm Reply
  • insomniakk

    new album when [2]

    16 Mar 2:22am Reply
  • radicalwifi

    i am waiting for you to come back to earth our lord and saviour

    11 Mar 4:46pm Reply
  • Tak-Me-Yon

    new album when

    8 Mar 1:51am Reply
  • colonelburr

    please come to brazil

    4 Mar 11:26pm Reply
  • SkullCrusher1A

    Has anybody heard the rock band called Mozart that released a self-titled album in 1993? They're a delightfully cheesy mix of the bands King and Queen.

    4 Mar 11:24pm Reply
  • nipperthedog

    Yo Moz, when you droppin a new mixtape?

    3 Mar 9:21pm Reply
  • ahesiul

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

    28 Feb 3:26pm 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.

    27 Feb 4:53pm 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
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