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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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  • rafaelmunizsens

    please come to rock in rio 2015

    28 Sep 7:07pm Reply
  • darkjavier

    Please come to Brazil. [3] XDDD

    24 Sep 5:43pm Reply
  • Unknowny503

    jazzthieve, Absolutely agree with you. However, I rarely and deliberately tag a main soloist as the performer to emphasize the rendition that I see as a standard.

    21 Sep 3:22pm Reply
  • rentera68

    Amadeus, eres un genio.

    14 Sep 3:08am Reply
  • ViniciusAudino

    "Por favor, venha para o Brasil", AUEUAHEUAUEAUEA

    11 Sep 12:16am Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    Такая гамма чувств. Количество не влияет на качество. Гений, ничего не скажешь.

    7 Sep 9:40am Reply
  • nathix13

    he did came to brazil when he was still alive, now he only come in spirit

    6 Sep 4:11pm Reply
  • menswear2112

    Please come to Brazil.

    4 Sep 1:30am Reply
  • daniellpp88

    Mano Mozart e suas cocotas sopranos em Requiem

    30 Aug 1:06am Reply
  • GraveOzz

    His Requiem is magnificent.

    22 Aug 11:28pm Reply
  • jazzthieve

    How people should scrobble is up to themselves. Also you make it seem as if the performer is always known, if not then what? Scrobble it as "Unknown"? And what exactly is the "performer". Is it the conductor or the orchestra, or both, what about a main soloist, etc. And another problem is how useful would a tag like "London Symphony Orchestra" be? Such a tag wouldn't really tell you much. There are plenty of reasons why using the performer as the way to scrobble classical music is a bad idea. Besides anyone who has a decent mediaplayer and knows how to work tags can use the relevant "performer" tag which is ID3v2 standard in lots of audio metadata tags. Last.fm scrobbles the "artist" tag "Artist" can mean many things. It can either mean the composer of music, it can mean the performer (most popular music), the bandleader (Jazz music: Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Miles Davis,...).

    22 Aug 5:55pm Reply
  • Deagger

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

    19 Aug 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
  • 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
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