History Creator / WolfgangAmadeusMozart

14th May '16 5:20:07 PM pvsage
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Mozart died in December 1791 at the young age of thirty five. This left several pieces incomplete or in fragment form.
** At the time of his death, the ''Requiem'' (K. 626) was only fully orchestrated in the first movement, 'Requiem aeternam'. The 'Kyrie eleison', the 'Sequentia' ('Dies irae', 'Tuba mirum', 'Rex tremendae', 'Recordarde' 'Confutatis', 'Lacrymosa') and 'Offertorium' ('Domine Jesu', 'Hostias') only had the SATB voices, the cello/contrabass/figured bass organ and certain musically important segments (eg, the violin part in 'Dies irae' or the tenor trombone in 'Tuba mirum') written out as a sketch. In fact, 'Lacrymosa' was only eight bars completed.
*** Mozart's widow Constanze first asked Joseph von Eybler, a fellow composer, to step in and try and complete the missing orchestration and movements but he was daunted by the task and only attempt a little bit before handing over the incomplete score to Franz Xaver Süssmayr, who had been Mozart's pupil. Süssmayr is the person who wrote the other remaining movements and who filled in the orchestration. It is his completion which people hear most commonly nowadays, although others have tried to rewrite/alter it to fit what they think is more 'Mozartian'.
** For unknown reasons, Mozart never finished his ''Great Mass in C minor'' (K. 427) from 1783, leaving the 'Credo' and 'Sanctus' incomplete orchestrally and vocally. As with the ''Requiem'' other music scholars have attempted to fill these parts in.



* 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]].



* ShortLivedBigImpact: He died at just 35, yet produced much of the most highly-regarded classical music in history.
21st Dec '15 7:57:31 PM Adept
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* OddFriendship: That the loud, brash, partyloving manchild Mozart would get along with a quiet nature-loving family man like JosephHaydn seems fairly unlikely, but the two were friends and showed a great deal of admiration for the others' work.

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* OddFriendship: That the loud, brash, partyloving manchild Mozart would get along with a quiet nature-loving family man like JosephHaydn Music/JosephHaydn seems fairly unlikely, but the two were friends and showed a great deal of admiration for the others' work.
18th Nov '15 1:25:58 PM GrandPrincePaulII
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Mozart is one of the cultural bones of contention between Austrians and Germans, each regarding him as one of their own. Mozart was born in Salzburg, which is now part of Austria, but then was a state of its own in the HolyRomanEmpire. The Mozart family is from Swabia, Mozart's father specifically from Augsburg (now in Bavaria) and he ensured that his son held citizenship of that Free City. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart mostly worked in Salzburg and Vienna, but also in other cities such as Mannheim and Munich, and toured all over Europe. Apparently he particularly liked Prague, as the audience there was the most enthusiastic about his operas.
Mozart considered himself German and [[https://de.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart was proud of his German fatherland]].

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Mozart is one of the cultural bones of contention between Austrians and Germans, each regarding him as one of their own. Mozart was born in Salzburg, which is now part of Austria, but then was a state of its own in the HolyRomanEmpire. The Mozart family is from Swabia, Mozart's father specifically from Augsburg (now in Bavaria) and he ensured that his son held citizenship of that Free City. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart mostly worked in Salzburg and Vienna, but also in other cities such as Mannheim and Munich, and toured all over Europe. Apparently he particularly liked Prague, as the audience there was the most enthusiastic about his operas. \n Mozart considered himself German and [[https://de.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart was evidently proud of his German fatherland]].
18th Nov '15 1:23:38 PM GrandPrincePaulII
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Mozart considered himself German and [[https://de.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart was proud of his German fatherland]].
13th Aug '15 11:36:53 AM ElBuenCuate
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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxr84zacOfY Dies Irae]]" from the ''Requiem'' -- a favorite source of OminousLatinChanting.

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** "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxr84zacOfY com/watch?v=8MQf-86ikvM Dies Irae]]" from the ''Requiem'' -- a favorite source of OminousLatinChanting.
25th Jul '15 10:30:38 AM nombretomado
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Mozart's talent [[ChildProdigy became evident at an early age]], and he was on the road as a touring musician by the age of six. He spent time living and composing in various European cities, always seeking patronage but not always finding it, and generally spending more money than he actually had (which is saying something, because he actually made a fair amount). He died at the young age of 35, survived by his wife Constanze and two children. Basically, anything MichaelJackson did, Mozart did first, up to and including the ManChild bit.

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Mozart's talent [[ChildProdigy became evident at an early age]], and he was on the road as a touring musician by the age of six. He spent time living and composing in various European cities, always seeking patronage but not always finding it, and generally spending more money than he actually had (which is saying something, because he actually made a fair amount). He died at the young age of 35, survived by his wife Constanze and two children. Basically, anything MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson did, Mozart did first, up to and including the ManChild bit.
8th May '15 3:05:42 PM ParanoiaAgent
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22nd Apr '15 4:53:50 AM Patachou
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* ObligatoryBondageSong: The aria "Batti, Batti, o bel Masetto" from ''Theatre/DonGiovanni'' translates as, "Beat me, dear Masetto, / Beat your poor Zerlina. / I'll stand here meek as a lamb / And bear the blows you lay on me...." Though {{subverted}} as well, when he refuses and she takes that as proof that he really loves her after all.
28th Mar '15 8:54:45 PM rossyxan
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!! Mozart in popular culture
* ''Theatre/{{Amadeus}}'' is a musical about Mozart's life, which was made into the 1984 Oscar winning film ''Film/{{Amadeus}}''. It's the only and most famous film about Mozart in existence, yet despite that it's not always a very accurate depiction of his life. The rivalry between Mozart and Antonio Salieri has been exaggarated for dramatization, for instance. The depiction of Mozart as an infantile ManChild and some sort of robotic being who just composed without thinking it over twice has also been contested. And let's not get into the fact that many actors in this period piece [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent have very notable American accents]].
* "Rock Me Amadeus" by Music/{{Falco}} was a 1986 pop hit, inspired by the film "Amadeus". It calls Mozart a ''superstar'' and names various facts from his life during the intro.
* As the name suggests, he's the main character of the French RockOpera ''MozartLOperaRock''.
* ''Play with Me'' by Music/{{Extreme}} features riffs from various classical pieces including [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart's]] ''Rondo Alla turca'' and Vivaldi's ''The Four Seasons''.
* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'': He battled against Music/{{Skrillex}} in one episode.
* Music/{{Evanescence}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgun4FjrRV8 Lacrymosa]] samples the opening of the "Lacrimosa" from Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's "Requiem" throughout the whole song.
* ''Music/TransSiberianOrchestra'''s ''Requiem'' samples the famous intro to Beethoven's 5th. ''Requiem'' is part a rock opera titled ''Music/BeethovensLastNight''. It also includes snippets of Mozart and ''Flight of the Bumblebee'' by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
* The Music/BrianSetzer Orchestra album ''Wolfgang's Big Night Out'' contains swing versions of several recognizable classical works. Notably, the title track quotes Mozart's ''Eine Kleine Nachtmusik''.
* ''VideoGame/PumpItUp'' also uses "Rondo All Turca".
* Instrumental track "Fuck You" by Music/{{Satan}} has a part of Mozart's ''Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'' in it.
* The ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' opening theme song ''Zettai! Part 2'' uses the intro to Mozart's ''Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'' to open and end the song.
* The intro for ''Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'' is also used in the VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} soundtrack, from the level where Raz helps Sasha Nein defeat the censors.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': Suske, Wiske, Lambik and Tante Sidonia meet young Mozart in the album "Het Wondere Wolfje" ("The Wonderful Wolfie").
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': The episode "Margical History Tour" has a segment based on "Amadeus", with Bart as Mozart and Lisa as Salieri.
* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s ''Symphony Of Destruction'' has a piece of Mozart's ''Requiem (K. 626) - Domine Jesu Christe'' at the start.
* ''God Diva'' from the Japanese Duo Music/AliProject samples ''The Magic Flute Queen of the Night Aria'' by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
* Music/SymphonyX: Interspersed within the album ''V-The New Mythology Suite'' are excerpts of both Verdi's and Mozart's Requiems.
* Rudebrat's "[[Theatre/{{Amadeus}} Amadeus]] (Mozart {{Dubstep}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PQXddD3uYU Remix]])" is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* "Falling Down" by David Meece is based on a Mozart sonata.
* A trademark of Music/ThePianoGuys, who combine classical motifs with the contemporary. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDsfou6UfjU Their version of "Mission Impossible"]] with Music/LindseyStirling features a bit of Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 16 ([[UncommonTime performed in 5/4 time]] in a minor key).
* Creator/JohnCleese portrays Mozart in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch "Famous Deaths", where he is the host of the show.
* He is mentioned as being dead in the song "Decomposing Composers" by Creator/MichaelPalin sang on Creator/MontyPython's ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''.
* Folk singer Tom Chapin, famous for taking classical pieces and making children's music out of it, wrote a piece called "A Mozart Duet", which is the story of a young pianist learning to play Mozart's famous "Sonata in C" -- set to the melody of "Sonata in C" -- with Mozart's help.
-->''This second part is much too difficult\\
For any kid to play.\\
Fingers just werenít meant to move this fast,\\
Who wrote this turkey anyway?\\
\\
"I did. Itís not difficult, a simple scale in C.\\
Iím Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart\\
And I could have played this at age 3.\\
Try it again..."''
24th Mar '15 10:23:20 AM RoseAndHeather
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