Mozart Biography

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On 27th January 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born to Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria in Salzburg. Mozart began his career as one of the most celebrated child prodigies in eighteen-century Europe. With his father Leopold being a highly respected composer and violinist Mozart discovered his interest in music. At the age of 4, his father, Leopold taught him minuets which Mozart played effortlessly. By the time he was 5, Mozart was able to compose small pieces. In his very early career, Mozart and his sister made many trips to Europe where they performed as child prodigies. In 1773, Mozart was selected to the court of the ruler of Salzburg Prince Archbishop Hieronymus Colorado. During this time, he produced 5 violin concertos and 5 piano concerto …show more content…
35 “Haffner”. The symphony is names after the preeminent Haffner family of Salzburg, with whom the Mozart’s were old friends with. It was composed in 1782 in Vienna. It was performed in D. Major. The Haffner symphony did not originally started as a symphony, but as Serenade to be used as background music and when seeing it perform so well with public, Mozart decided to call it a symphonies as some sources stated but the others also state that that “Mozart was asked by the Haffner family to write a symphony for them” (www.favorite-classical-composers.com). To make it sound fuller he added two Clarinet and two Flutes to the woodwind section of the first and last movements. The piece in the total had two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, and two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and Strings. “The work is in eight movements, including three minuets, two slow movements, two full sonata-form movements, and a sizable central rondo. There are remarkably few real melodies in the work, just juxtapositions of texture and tonality that are often humorous when done right. There is an opening March in D major that might easily have opened the evening 's festivities, and the entire performance captures the curious mix of pomp and irrepressible wit that makes this work unlike any other of Mozart’s (www.allmusic.com). The performance of the Haffner symphony proved very successful. The music is celebratory, but also with a

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