Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MOZART BIRTHDAY BASH

Happy 259th Birthday Mozart!!!!!
 
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born this January 27 in 1756,and was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death.  He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years."
 
So, while I'm home today, I'll be listening to Mozart on the classical channel. But if your working from home, or at work, just listen to these favorites, while you work in another window!!!! And enjoy Mozart's Day!!!!!



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's final Masterpiece was commissioned in mid 1791 by the Austrian count Franz Von Walsegg.
 

17 comments:

  1. There honestly aren't words. Genius like this is positively transcendent. Thank you for the special treat today Mistress.

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  2. What great music! I will most definitely be listening as I'm working from home. Mind blowing what he and other composers did as very small children, as opposed to video games and Facebook now. And welcome back!!!!!

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  3. Mozart and I share a birthday, though he was a couple of years ahead of me in high school.

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  4. Exceptional music..timeless. As a musician it's nice to see people like yourself taking part in the birthday of a great artist. Mozart has some of my favorite pieces to play. And your right, this is what the concert is for tonight.

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  5. Thanks, SO VERY MUCH, for these clips of Mozart.
    But 'only' 2 hours for just the first one? I was just about to scream 'Encore' when I realized it ended! Happy Birthday to a true artist!

    Thanks

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  6. if you are listening to WRTI, so am I! AND we had a snow day from work!

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    1. Yes!!! I was listening to WRTI. I actually have it on almost all the time when home, listening to classical and then jazz, except for the little bit of the Telly that I watch.

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  7. :-) Remember that movie about Mozart in the 80s. Was pregnant with the twins and saw it twice. One of them turned into a musician - punk rock - but they were pretty damn good when they were together.

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  8. Well, you know what they say -- "a day without Mozart is like a day without sunshine." Happy Birthday, Wolfie!

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  9. This is the music we should be listening to, it so relaxing, beautiful, and inspiring. This talent is authentic, pure, real and truly takes talent and imagination. I would love to be playing in a symphony like these great musicians. Pure magic, talent

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  10. It's crazy to listen to this stuff. It takes so much skill and talent. Even rock and roll music, which I enjoy, cannot compare. Most songs nowadays are only a few notes just played over and over again. These compositions are massive amounts of different notes and songs! Its awesome! So peaceful and beautiful too

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  11. Amadeus is the best film ever!! Got me into classical music back when I was a teenager. GREAT CLIPS!

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  12. Amazing timeless music! Unlike some other music out there Mozart has been played for over two hundred years and still respected and enjoyed today. Very few musicians can achieve that. It boggles the mind.

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  13. Happy Birthday Mozart! He played for royalty by the time he was 17? We're all underachievers! Timeless music. :)

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    1. It is quite amazing to know that most of these composers were all very young when they created their works. Sure don't see that these days. But were fortunate enough to be able to enjoy them.

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  14. I had no idea you were back already! I am happy. I love classical music but must admit to not knowing what composers did what works. But I do enjoy the music.

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