History Creator / WolfgangAmadeusMozart

29th Mar '17 8:03:33 AM WaxingName
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* StylisticSuck: ''Ein musikalischer Spaß'' (K. 522). A first movement whose melodic ideas have, for the time, uneven lengths and never seem to really go anywhere, a second movement in which the horns deliberately play wrong notes as though they have the wrong crooks, a third movement in which the first violin deliberately plays wrong notes very high in its register in the cadenza to parody untalented violinists [[VocalRangeExceeded overextending their reach]], and a finale that runs out of ideas early on but keeps going anyway and then collapses in a cacophonous mess in its final measures as the four string instruments play in four different keys at once.[[note]] Melodic ideas that are seven measures long instead of an even number or passages written in more than one key simultaneously have since become more common, but at the time, they were very much part of the joke.[[/note]]

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* StylisticSuck: ''Ein musikalischer Spaß'' (translation: ''A Musical Joke'') (K. 522). A first movement whose melodic ideas have, for the time, uneven lengths and never seem to really go anywhere, a second movement in which the horns deliberately play wrong notes as though they have the wrong crooks, a third movement in which the first violin deliberately plays wrong notes very high in its register in the cadenza to parody untalented violinists [[VocalRangeExceeded overextending their reach]], and a finale that runs out of ideas early on but keeps going anyway and then collapses in a cacophonous mess in its final measures as the four string instruments play in four different keys at once.[[note]] Melodic ideas that are seven measures long instead of an even number or passages written in more than one key simultaneously have since become more common, but at the time, they were very much part of the joke.[[/note]]
29th Mar '17 8:01:33 AM WaxingName
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* BunnyEarsLawyerBunnyEarsLawyer: He was a thoroughly eccentric man prone to childish behavior, but one of the greatest composers of all time.
17th Mar '17 11:48:17 PM NWolfman
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* TheRockStar: With Mozart's drug and alcohol abuse and relative infamy as a partying musician in his own time and widespread fame after his death, he is one of the [[UnbuiltTrope trope builders]].

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* TheRockStar: With Mozart's drug and alcohol abuse and relative infamy as a partying musician in his own time and widespread fame after his death, he is one of the [[UnbuiltTrope trope builders]]. In fact, Music/{{Falco}}'s [[RockMeAmadeus beloved hit song]] is a RockStarSong about Mozart.
10th Mar '17 11:59:07 PM DustSnitch
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Mozart's works are known for their perfection of form and clarity, although they could also be quite fiery and emotional at times. In the public mind, his ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb_jQBgzU-I Eine Kleine Nachtmusik]]'' IS classical music, as measured in "number of people who have it as their ringtone." Allegedly, Mozart was once able to smuggle state secrets out of the Vatican, in the form of Gregorio Allegri's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcWo1hKHu40 Miserere (Psalm 51)]]'' which, at the time, was by order of the Pope not performed ''anywhere'' except the Sistine Chapel. ...Until Mozart heard it, carried it out in his head, and transcribed it almost perfectly from memory. Finally, he is famed for his [[{{Opera}} operas]], including ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'', which is frequently referred to in other texts, including an inevitable parody on ''TheSimpsons''.

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Mozart's works are known for their perfection of form and clarity, although they could also be quite fiery and emotional at times. In the public mind, his ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb_jQBgzU-I Eine Kleine Nachtmusik]]'' IS classical music, as measured in "number of people who have it as their ringtone." Allegedly, Mozart was once able to smuggle state secrets out of the Vatican, in the form of Gregorio Allegri's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcWo1hKHu40 Miserere (Psalm 51)]]'' which, at the time, was by order of the Pope not performed ''anywhere'' except the Sistine Chapel.Art/SistineChapel. ...Until Mozart heard it, carried it out in his head, and transcribed it almost perfectly from memory. Finally, he is famed for his [[{{Opera}} operas]], including ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'', which is frequently referred to in other texts, including an inevitable parody on ''TheSimpsons''.
20th Feb '17 1:36:26 AM bt8257
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Mozart was very fond of ToiletHumor, and even wrote a canon titled "Leck mich im Arsch", which translates as "Lick me in the arse" (or, perhaps more idiomatically, "kiss my arse"). Supposedly, he was also still playing with toy soldiers well into his thirties (mind you, this was ''long'' before [[TabletopGames tabletop]] WarGaming was a thing)[[note]] although it was commonly used by actual battle tacticians[[/note]] and he died at 35. During those years he composed ''well over six hundred'' separate pieces. [[note]]The first "definitive" catalogue of Mozart's work, compiled by Ludwig von Köchel, put the exact number at 626. Since then, new works have been found while some works in Köchel's catalogue have been re-attributed to other composers. Moreover, as a non-negligible fraction of Mozart's work was lost before it could be published, the exact number will likely forever be a mystery.[[/note]]

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Mozart He was very fond of ToiletHumor, and even wrote a canon titled "Leck mich im Arsch", which translates as "Lick me in the arse" (or, perhaps more idiomatically, "kiss my arse"). Supposedly, he was also still playing with toy soldiers well into his thirties (mind you, this was ''long'' before [[TabletopGames tabletop]] WarGaming was a thing)[[note]] although it was commonly used by actual battle tacticians[[/note]] and he died at 35. During those years he composed ''well over six hundred'' separate pieces. [[note]]The first "definitive" catalogue of Mozart's work, compiled by Ludwig von Köchel, put the exact number at 626. Since then, new works have been found while some works in Köchel's catalogue have been re-attributed to other composers. Moreover, as a non-negligible fraction of Mozart's work was lost before it could be published, the exact number will likely forever be a mystery.[[/note]]
11th Feb '17 2:47:25 PM rossyxan
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* ThemeAndVariations: Mozart loved this genre of music and he wrote several variations. They were mostly for solo keyboard and were either his own original themes or taken from other composers or tunes of the day -- the most famous being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS7yiD6cz8A K. 265]], the variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" -- "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to the rest of us. He did occasionally write variations for bigger ensembles e.g. his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXnz5YgeSiA Clarinet Quintet, K. 581]].

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* ThemeAndVariations: Mozart loved this genre of music and he wrote several variations. They were mostly for solo keyboard and were either his own original themes or taken from other composers or tunes of the day -- the most famous being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS7yiD6cz8A K. 265]], the variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" -- "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to the rest of us. He did occasionally write variations for bigger ensembles e.g. his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXnz5YgeSiA Clarinet Quintet, K. 581]]. 581]] or the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXnz5YgeSiA last movement of the 24th Piano Concerto, K. 491]].
17th Jan '17 3:59:46 AM 06tele
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* YouAreNumberSix: As most of Mozart's works lack a proper title (beyond "Sonata in B-flat major" or the like), musicologist Ludwig von Köchel went through them in the 1860s and systematically assigned numbers to ''every single piece of music Mozart ever wrote'', numbering them in roughly the order he thought they were written.[[note]]Cataloguing the works of composers was and is standard practice for musicologists. Otto Erich Deutsch did the same thing for Schubert in the mid-20th century, which is why Schubert's pieces have "D" numbers; Anthony van Hoboken did it for Haydn, so Haydn's works have "Hob" numbers, etc.[[/note]] Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro, for example, is K. 492. These Köchel numbers range from K. 1 all the way out to ''K. 626''. In the original German, the abbreviation used is "KV" for ''Köchelverzeichnis'' "Köchel register".

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* YouAreNumberSix: As most of Mozart's works lack a proper title (beyond "Sonata in B-flat major" or the like), musicologist Ludwig von Köchel went through them in the 1860s and systematically assigned numbers to ''every single piece of music Mozart ever wrote'', numbering them in roughly the order he thought they were written.[[note]]Cataloguing the works of composers was and is standard practice for musicologists. Otto Erich Deutsch did the same thing for Schubert in the mid-20th century, which is why Schubert's pieces have "D" numbers; Anthony van Hoboken did it for Haydn, so Haydn's works have "Hob" numbers, etc.[[/note]] Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro, for example, is K. 492. These Köchel numbers range from K. 1 all the way out to ''K. 626''. In the original German, the abbreviation used is "KV" for ''Köchelverzeichnis'' "Köchel register".

17th Jan '17 3:13:15 AM 06tele
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* MusicOfNote: Damn near all of it. If you don't know Mozart, you don't know ClassicalMusic.

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* MusicOfNote: Damn near all of it. If you don't know Mozart, you don't know ClassicalMusic.[[note]]Well, in practice, not all the piano sonatas are essential, the last eleven symphonies get played a lot more often than the first thirty, there's a ''lot'' of relatively minor chamber music and music for smaller ensembles that you don't absolutely need to hear, and most of the masses don't get performed that often. But that still leaves 27 piano concertos, half a dozen essential operas (out of 21 or so), the horn concertos, the clarinet concertos and dozens if not hundreds of major chamber works including string quartets, the clarinet quintet, various divertimenti, serenades and all the other miscellaneous forms where he just happened to write something completely brilliant. Plenty of listening there.[[/note]]
17th Jan '17 2:50:58 AM 06tele
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* BassoProfundo: Osmin from ''The Abduction from the Seraglio''.

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* BassoProfundo: Osmin from ''The Abduction from the Seraglio''.Seraglio'' and the Commendatore from ''Don Giovanni''.
19th Dec '16 7:14:13 AM Saveelich
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 -- December 5, 1791) was a composer of ClassicalMusic, whose works are considered the pinnacle of the era. Along with Music/JohannSebastianBach, [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]], Creator/JohannesBrahms and Music/RichardWagner, is probably one of the best known and most influential composers of classical music. Birth Name: [[AwesomeMcCoolname Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart]].[[note]]'Amadeus' is Latin and 'Theophilus' is Greek for Gottlieb, 'beloved of God'.[[/note]]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 -- December 5, 1791) was a composer of ClassicalMusic, whose works are considered the pinnacle of the era. Along with Music/JohannSebastianBach, [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]], Creator/JohannesBrahms and Music/RichardWagner, he is probably one of the best known and most influential composers of classical music. Birth Name: [[AwesomeMcCoolname Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart]].[[note]]'Amadeus' is Latin and 'Theophilus' is Greek for Gottlieb, 'beloved of God'.[[/note]]
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