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Aw snap! Wolfgang Amadeus Sassypants draws blood.

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//arm yourselves with knowledge and feels

I hope I did Wolfie justice

Talking of Don Giovanni (which is completely awesome by the way) didn’t I read that he composed the overture on the morning of the premiere? While he was hungover? I’m sure I read that. It certainly sounds like the sort of thing he’d do.

And as for that Requiem, Christ alive. We even played it on glockenspiels once (my teacher was…unique…) in our A Level class and not even that stopped it sounding immense.

ALSO

CLARINET CONCERTO (okay, I’m biased)

THE JUPITER SYMPHONY (I mean even just the opening chords, BAM BAM BAM, like they’re saying ‘listen up people MOZART IS IN THE HOUSE’ (which probably was the intention, I guess, given the symphony’s function back then, but I digress))

DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL (aka the most I have ever, ever laughed at an opera)

I have a lot of Mozart feelings. He was a wonderful, genius sassypants (though he was ‘a complete bastard to go to a dinner party with’, according to my tutor. I don’t know how he’d know. He was pretty old, but…)

Oh and I don’t know if you can get hold of the BBC’s series The Genius of Mozart from about ten years ago but if you can it’s pretty fab :)

Mozart is the fucking best. For more of a glimpse into his awesomeness, everyone should read Mozart’s Letters, Mozart’s Life by Robert Spaethling (editor and translator). It’s like reading Mozart’s personal blog.  

//YES!!! I HAVE THAT BOOK OMG SO AMAZING love the wordplay and the letters to his cousin and his wife and asdfjhadsjfh

ps it’s ask—wolfie just changed my url



On This Day In History~ December 5th
1791; W. A. Mozart dies


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons.
He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound; Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that “posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years.”

On This Day In History~ December 5th

1791; W. A. Mozart dies

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons.

He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound; Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that “posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years.”

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