History Creator / WolfgangAmadeusMozart

26th Oct '16 11:35:37 PM ElectroKraken
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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]], Music/JohannesBrahms and Music/RichardWagner, is probably one of the best known 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]], Music/JohannesBrahms Creator/JohannesBrahms and Music/RichardWagner, is probably one of the best known 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]]
22nd Oct '16 6:29:01 PM Prfnoff
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* BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats: Mozart was a freemason, which led to conspiracy theories such as the one which has him murdered by the freemasons for divulging their secrets in ''The Magic Flute''. Mozart wrote songs for masonic ceremonies; the melody of one of them, ''Brüder, reicht die Hand zum Bunde'' later became that of the national anthem of the Federal Republic of Austria.

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* BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats: Mozart was a freemason, Freemason, which led to conspiracy theories such as the one which has him murdered by the freemasons Freemasons for divulging their secrets in ''The Magic Flute''. Mozart wrote songs for masonic ceremonies; Masonic ceremonies (his last completed work was the Masonic cantata "Laut verkünde unsre Freude"); the melody of one of them, ''Brüder, reicht die Hand zum Bunde'' later became that of the national anthem of the Federal Republic of Austria.
17th Sep '16 6:33:48 AM Sonofstranger
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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MQf-86ikvM Dies Irae]]" from the ''Requiem'' -- a favorite source of OminousLatinChanting.

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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MQf-86ikvM Dies Irae]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1-TrAvp_xs Lacrimosa]]" from the ''Requiem'' -- a favorite source of OminousLatinChanting.
6th Sep '16 6:35:20 PM nombretomado
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Mozart's last days were fictionalised in the PeterShaffer play and 1984 film ''{{Amadeus}}''. It is worth noting, however, that due to a mix of ArtisticLicense and RuleOfDrama ''Amadeus'' is very much not an accurate portrayal of the composer's life. In particular, many object to the depiction of his "rivalry" with Salieri, which in reality was more of a guarded but respectful co-existence; Mozart privately resented the fact that, because in those days it was cool for musicians to be Italian, Salieri, being Italian, got more respect from the court than he himself did, but the two men seem to have been on reasonably friendly terms, and there's no evidence to support the idea that Salieri was violently jealous of Mozart's talent.[[note]]According to some accounts, Salieri was one of the few mourners present at Mozart's burial.[[/note]] The story of the rivalry was made up wholesale by Alexandr Pushkin in his 1830 play ''Mozart i Salyeri''--written just 5 years after the death of Salieri. For what it's worth, the movie did get a few things completely right: by all accounts, Mozart's laugh was supposed to be [[AnnoyingLaugh just as annoying as it was on screen]], and (again) he was just as much of a boorish man-child as portrayed in the film. Adding to the mystique is the fact that Mozart was composing a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2Ur-FosFvo Requiem funeral mass]] at the time of his death, with some legends claiming that he passed away while attempting to scribble down the 9th measure of the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE2muDZksP4 Lacrimosa]]'' (0:53 in this recording). Constanze chose a student of his, Franz Xaver Sussmayr [sic], to step in and [[AuthorExistenceFailure finish what Mozart started]], and people are still arguing over how much of the work is Mozart's, Sussmayr's or a third party's, and whether Mozart would have agreed with the completed work. A few ambitious composers have even provided their own completions. Sussmayr's is by far the most famous, though, due to the simple expedient of having got there first. (It's his version you've heard movements of in movies, as it provides several {{Standard Snippet}}s and much of the OminousLatinChanting in the PublicDomainSoundtrack catalogue, the most famous being the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqaARDsiJv4 Dies Irae]]" sequence.)

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Mozart's last days were fictionalised in the PeterShaffer play and 1984 film ''{{Amadeus}}''.''Theatre/{{Amadeus}}''. It is worth noting, however, that due to a mix of ArtisticLicense and RuleOfDrama ''Amadeus'' is very much not an accurate portrayal of the composer's life. In particular, many object to the depiction of his "rivalry" with Salieri, which in reality was more of a guarded but respectful co-existence; Mozart privately resented the fact that, because in those days it was cool for musicians to be Italian, Salieri, being Italian, got more respect from the court than he himself did, but the two men seem to have been on reasonably friendly terms, and there's no evidence to support the idea that Salieri was violently jealous of Mozart's talent.[[note]]According to some accounts, Salieri was one of the few mourners present at Mozart's burial.[[/note]] The story of the rivalry was made up wholesale by Alexandr Pushkin in his 1830 play ''Mozart i Salyeri''--written just 5 years after the death of Salieri. For what it's worth, the movie did get a few things completely right: by all accounts, Mozart's laugh was supposed to be [[AnnoyingLaugh just as annoying as it was on screen]], and (again) he was just as much of a boorish man-child as portrayed in the film. Adding to the mystique is the fact that Mozart was composing a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2Ur-FosFvo Requiem funeral mass]] at the time of his death, with some legends claiming that he passed away while attempting to scribble down the 9th measure of the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE2muDZksP4 Lacrimosa]]'' (0:53 in this recording). Constanze chose a student of his, Franz Xaver Sussmayr [sic], to step in and [[AuthorExistenceFailure finish what Mozart started]], and people are still arguing over how much of the work is Mozart's, Sussmayr's or a third party's, and whether Mozart would have agreed with the completed work. A few ambitious composers have even provided their own completions. Sussmayr's is by far the most famous, though, due to the simple expedient of having got there first. (It's his version you've heard movements of in movies, as it provides several {{Standard Snippet}}s and much of the OminousLatinChanting in the PublicDomainSoundtrack catalogue, the most famous being the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqaARDsiJv4 Dies Irae]]" sequence.)



* AnnoyingLaugh: That hyena-like cackle that actor Tom Hulce adopted when portraying Mozart in the film ''{{Amadeus}}''? Yeah, that was based on the composer's actual laugh. His friends stated that Mozart's laugh was like "grating a cobblestone down a piano's string".

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* AnnoyingLaugh: That hyena-like cackle that actor Tom Hulce adopted when portraying Mozart in the film ''{{Amadeus}}''? ''Film/{{Amadeus}}''? Yeah, that was based on the composer's actual laugh. His friends stated that Mozart's laugh was like "grating a cobblestone down a piano's string".
3rd Sep '16 11:33:37 AM Morgenthaler
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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 evidently 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.UsefulNotes/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 evidently proud of his German fatherland]].
29th Jun '16 3:44:44 PM Hjortron18
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* StuffyOldSongsAboutTheButtocks: Possibly the [[UrExample first use]] of it, though his song,"Leck mich im arsch," [[UnbuiltTrope lacks]] many properties of other buttocks songs.

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* StuffyOldSongsAboutTheButtocks: Possibly the [[UrExample first use]] of it, though his song,"Leck mich im arsch," Arsch," [[UnbuiltTrope lacks]] many properties of other buttocks songs.



* ToiletHumor: TheOtherWiki devotes an entire article to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozart_and_scatology Mozart And Scatology]], thanks to the abundance of scatological references in his letters and even his music (see "Leck Mich In Arsch," mentioned elsewhere on the page.) Some scholars, embarrassed by such humor (which is generally [[ValuesDissonance less socially acceptable now than it was in 18th-century Europe]]), have theorized that he may have had a mental condition such as HollywoodTourettes. But the typical consensus is he just liked potty jokes.

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* ToiletHumor: TheOtherWiki devotes an entire article to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozart_and_scatology Mozart And Scatology]], thanks to the abundance of scatological references in his letters and even his music (see "Leck Mich In Im Arsch," mentioned elsewhere on the page.) Some scholars, embarrassed by such humor (which is generally [[ValuesDissonance less socially acceptable now than it was in 18th-century Europe]]), have theorized that he may have had a mental condition such as HollywoodTourettes. But the typical consensus is he just liked potty jokes.
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]].
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