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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Bryan Marshall. Early Life. Born: January 27, 1756 Family Parents: Leopold and Maria Mozart Siblings: Maria Anna Mozart Born in Salzburg Austria. Traveling . Started traveling at 13 Traveled to Italy Lasted from 1769-1773 While traveling:

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early life
Early Life
  • Born: January 27, 1756
  • Family
    • Parents: Leopold and Maria Mozart
    • Siblings: Maria Anna Mozart
  • Born in Salzburg Austria
traveling
Traveling
  • Started traveling at 13
  • Traveled to Italy
    • Lasted from 1769-1773
  • While traveling:
    • Rewrote the score Miserere from memory
    • Wrote two opera’s: Mitridate and Lucio
    • Wrote a Serenata and String Quartet
asst concert master
Asst. Concert Master
  • Ordained Asst. Concert master in 1773
    • Was only 17
  • Wrote five violin concertos
    • His only violin concertos
    • Wrote first piano concerto
    • No. 9 E flat major
growing tired
Growing tired
  • Left home town in 1777
    • Traveled with Mother Anna
  • No success in finding work
    • Great opportunities, no luck
  • Mother Anna Maria Dies
    • July 3 1778
the imperial court
The Imperial Court
  • Returned home in 1778
  • Continued creating
    • Symphonies
    • Sacred works
  • Opera was his main focus
    • Ideomeneo huge success
  • Income
    • Taught Music, composed and preformed for locals
  • Imperial Court
    • Met wife Constanze Weber.
family ties
Family Ties
  • Marriage
    • August 04, 1782
  • Kids
    • Six kids
  • Famine

-Only 2 of the 6 children survived

  • Success
    • The abduction from seraglio
  • Bach and Handel
    • The Magic Flute & Symphony #41
beginning catalog
Beginning Catalog
  • 1780’s
    • 22 concerts in 5 weeks
    • Began cataloging his music
  • Lived lavishing lifestyle
  • Change in taste
    • Imperial Court favored Antonio Salieri
  • Worked with Lorenzo Da Ponte
    • The Marriage Of Figar
    • Don Giovanni
highs and lows
Highs and Lows
  • Manic Depressive
  • Finished Most Famous Works
    • The Magic Flute
    • Final Piano Concerto in B Flat
  • Started Requiem
  • Wealth increased, health did not
  • Illness and death
    • Succumb to rheumatic Fever
    • Died on December 5, 1791
mozart requiem
Mozart Requiem
  • Requiem (Mass for the dead)
  • Mozarts Last Piece
  • Written for Count von Walsegg’s wife
  • Who actually finished Requiem?
  • What people really thought?
requiem listening guide
Requiem Listening Guide
  • 0:03 Introit
  • 1:00 Dies Irae
  • 1:30 Harmonies come to a stop and the rhythm and tempo become very fast
  • 2:20 The tempo ascends to a very fast pace,
listening guide cont
Listening Guide Cont.
  • 3:05 Rex tremendae (king)
  • 3:51 the timbre changes drastically becoming happier not as dark
  • 4:50 the dynamic begins to disappear getting very quiet
  • 5:43 dynamic gradually becomes louder, the harmonies become stronger.
listening guide cont1
Listening Guide Cont.
  • 6:11 the volume becomes very loud
  • 7:10 texture is thin with mostly voice and very little instrument
  • 7:31 the dynamic ascends to a loud volume creating a sense of tension again
  • 8:40 As the song comes to a close
little night music
Little Night Music
  • Most recognized song of genre
  • Created in 1787
  • Who was it commissioned for?
  • Unpublished for 30years
  • published in 1827 by Johann Andre
little night music listening guide
Little Night Music Listening guide
  • 0:00 Theme 1 starts
  • 0:50 theme 2 starts
  • 1:58 Chorus
  • 2:12 Verse
  • 2:30 tempo begins to slow down
  • 3:44 melody and rhythm ascend to a higher pitch
little night music listening guide1
Little Night Music Listening guide
  • 3:55 This is the moment that the Recapitulation begins, theme one starts.
  • 4:41 Theme 2 starts with a softer sound then the previous repeats of theme 2.
  • 4:46 there is a sudden change in tempo
  • 5:34 dynamic becomes very loud and harsh suddenly.
  • 5:46 song ends
works cited
Works Cited
  • "Mozart, (Johann Chrysostom) Wolfgang Amadeus." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2013
  • "Wolfgang Mozart Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2013.
  • "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Biography." Kidzworld. KidzWorld, n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2013
  • "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart." Biography. 8notes, n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2013.
  • "World Biography." Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Biography. Encyclopedia of World Biography, n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2013.
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