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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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  • kosmoflips

    @menswear2112 Don Giovanni was my first reaction to your msg... ^^;

    Yesterday 5:18am Reply
  • GrantSaylor

    i just need mozart to rise from the dead and release AOTY that is p4k bnm'd

    Yesterday 11:05pm Reply
  • PabloFI

    Immortal.

    21 Apr 4:45pm Reply
  • menswear2112

    Mozart, if you pass thru Québec City, come have supper at my house. My wife says it's okay.

    19 Apr 2:02am Reply
  • AdanPop

    i saw him at Coachella!! tremendous!!!!

    17 Apr 11:41pm Reply
  • stenhemlig

    Imagine if he would come to brasil !

    16 Apr 10:48pm Reply
  • orange_kiss

    Immortal.

    15 Apr 4:01pm Reply
  • CzarAkerfeldt

    This shoutbox is a disgrace to Mozart's life... [5]

    14 Apr 2:41am Reply
  • radicalwifi

    please come to austria

    8 Apr 7:12am Reply
  • WitchUp

    still waiting for that new lp to come. it will slay.

    1 Apr 2:38pm Reply
  • NikosKokkinos

    One of the most popular work of all classical music and featured in the film ' Amadeus ", Mozart's a little night music is shrouded in mystery since we have no idea, as to why of for whom it was composed. It is a beautifully proportioned work, classical form, but with romantic overtones, especially in the brooding, minor key middle section of the Romance.

    31 Mar 6:57pm Reply
  • punkboialoran

    come 2 indonesia

    30 Mar 9:37am Reply
  • todesgleich

    Worst shoutbox i've ever seen. Very bad sense of humour here. [2]

    25 Mar 6:04pm Reply
  • AMZTom

    come to brazil

    23 Mar 7:57pm Reply
  • jesussouza

    meu favorito!!!

    20 Mar 1:36am Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    This shoutbox is a disgrace to Mozart's life... [4]

    13 Mar 8:39pm Reply
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    11 Mar 9:10pm Reply
  • misingnoglic

    please come to brazil

    11 Mar 4:39pm Reply
  • Kosmori

    come to brazil

    9 Mar 7:29pm Reply
  • BiIIyShears

    Come to Argentina, the whitest place on Earth.

    8 Mar 8:25pm Reply
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