A Serious Musical Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Born in the lands of Salzburg, Austria in 1756 came a prodigy man with intelligence to music. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a serious musical composer in the classical period (1750-1800). Although he had a short life, he produced symphonies, Concertos (Piano, Violin, and Horn), Piano Solos, Violin Music, Sonatas, Trios, Quartet, Sacred music, and operas throughout his life (Gilbert). He had forty-one symphonies, operas such as The Marriage of Figaro, concertos, chamber works, and a Requiem Mass. (McGraw-Hills Education 120). Mozart had an adventure for having the mind of a famous composer. To look at the beginning of his life, Mozart first practiced on the harpsichord at the age of four. Then At the age of six, he produced five short piano pieces. He later became a performer on a variety of instruments: clavier, violin, and organ. His skill came from his father, Leopold, a concertmaster in a court orchestra and violinist. Leopold and …show more content…
Dated back in 1786, the “Piano Concerto no. 23 in A Major, first movement” by Mozart was also supposed to be performed relative to the opera, The Marriage of Figaro. The concerto features a solo piano, flute, two clarinets, two bassoons, two French horns, and a set of strings all played in quadruple meter. A concerto is a multi-movement work featuring a soloist and an orchestra. In this case, a piano concerto is played by a solo piano. The piano concerto piece features a double-exposition sonata. Having a double exposition means that the two themes and bridge are played again, but features a solo piano before recapitulating to theme one. The near end of the piece features a cadenza, which is a moment to show the audience the skills of the solo instrument played. Throughout the cadenza, a long trill is played on the piano and finishes with the orchestra playing cadences, which are ending sounds that repeat (McGraw-Hills Education

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