Mozart played a huge role as a great composer in this time. He took on new challenges and different possibilities for music in this era. Classicism of music did not mean that it was strictly traditional.
One of the best composer of this time was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In this paper I will go through his childhood, his friends and family, and of course his music. Historians refer to this era as the Age of Enlightenment, one of unparalleled scientific, philosophical, and political ferment.
The Enlightenment was not, to be sure, a democratic movement. But in Austria, Empress Maria Theresa introduced a greater measure of tolerance and freedom among her subjects, laying a foundation for the democratic revolutions that followed.
He received a solid Jesuit education, more intellectual than evangelical after a year at the Benedictine University in nearby Salzburg; Leopold stopped attending classes to pursue a career as a musician. Though deprived of a formal education, she was highly intelligent and quick-witted— qualities that attracted the sober and reserved Leopold.
Only two of their seven children survived infancy. Yet in this painting, the year- old looks like a spinster of seventy—complete with budding double chin. Wolfgang, too, looks far older than his 7 years, and controls the action from his place at its center.
Indeed, Mozart marks the beginning of the Western fascination with the child prodigy. Dressed in the festive outfit given Wolfgang in by the Empress Maria Theresa, this boy of not quite seven years old looks, for all the world, like a miniature adult who has simply skipped childhood.
Other nineteenth-century artists represented Wolfgang—variously said to be anywhere from 11 to 14 as a curly-locked angel. For them, how else could the divine music that poured out of a child-size body be explained? Mozart composes with his violin in one hand and music has appeared miraculously on his stand in the other.
The message is unmistakable: Between andthe Mozarts appeared at almost every major court in Europe. Wolfgang dazzled audiences with his ability to read difficult music at sight and to improvise.
In London, as elsewhere, the Mozarts hobnobbed with the leading musicians.
Probably the most important of these was Johann Christian Bach, the youngest son of Johann Sebastian. When Mozart was 13, his prowess as a keyboard player, violinist, improviser, and composer were already legendary. From tobetween stays in Salzburg, he and Leopold made three further forays to Italy and Germany.
Wolfgang evolved from a prodigy into a serious composer. Of its earlier devastation, the dominant architectural style in Vienna is Baroque, aided in the s by an influx of Italian sculptors, stucco workers, and painters. The dominant architect and architectural historian was Italian-trained Johann Fischer von Erlachwhose densely decorated structures still stand out today.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart This paper discusses Mozart's life, his compositions and his importance to the world and the world of music.
It explains how Mozart's music is still some of the most popular classical music played today and his life is still studied because his music is so well known and liked.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the most notable and internationally renowned composers in history. The name “Mozart” is recognizable to even the most lay musical ears. Though he led a short life of only 35 years, his genius was preserved in the magnitude of music he composed/5(1).
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the most notable and internationally renowned composers in history. The name “Mozart” is recognizable to even the most lay musical ears. Though he led a short life of only 35 years, his genius was preserved in the magnitude of music he composed/5(1). One of historys most tragic figures, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart begun his performing career as a child prodigy.
He played the piano, harpsichord, organ, and violin beautifully and was taken by his father on a number of concert tours through several European countries.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart raised the symphony to heights that in many respects remain unsurpassed.
Of his odd symphonies, produced between and , the earliest ones are conventional but precocious, reflecting influences of Johann Christian Bach, . Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is often referred to as the greatest musical genius of all time in Western musical tradition. His creative method was extraordinary: his writings show that he almost always wrote a complete composition mentally before finally writing it on paper.