Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart raised the symphony to heights that in many respects remain unsurpassed. Of his odd symphonies, produced between andthe earliest ones are conventional but precocious, reflecting influences of Johann Christian Bach, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, and Joseph Haydn.
His only sibling who survived past birth was an older sister: Maria Anna, nicknamed Nannerl. Mozart was baptized the day after his birth at St.
Baptsismal Record Mozart was baptized January 28,the day after his birth, at St. The baptismal register of the cathedral parish contains the entry shown below, written down in Latin by city chaplain Leopold Lamprecht. The parallel five-column format of the original document, seen in the figure, is transcribed below in five consecutive paragraphs.
Material in brackets represents editorial additions by Otto Erich Deutsch see belowintended for clarification. Knocker; Oxford-New York, He was deputy Kapellmeister to the court orchestra of the Archbishop of Salzburg, and a prolific and successful composer of instrumental music.
These began with an exhibition in at the Court of the Elector of Bavaria in Munich, then in the same year at the Imperial Court in Vienna and Prague. During this trip Mozart met a great number of musicians and acquainted himself with the works of other composers.
The family again went to Vienna in late and remained there until December Martini in Bologna, and was accepted as a member of the famous Accademia Filarmonica.
This lead to further opera commissions, and Wolfgang and Leopold returned twice from Salzburg to Milan for the composition and premieres of Ascanio in Alba and Lucio Silla Toward the end of the final Italian journey Mozart wrote the first of his works that is still widely performed today, the solo cantata "Exsultate, jubilate", K.
Mozart was a "favorite son" in Salzburg, where he had a great number of friends and admirers, and he had the opportunity to compose in a great number of genres, including symphonies, sonatas, string quartets, serenades, and the occasional opera.
Some of the works he produced during this early period are very widely performed today. For instance, during the period between April and December ofMozart developed an enthusiasm for violin concertos, producing a series of five the only ones he ever wrotesteadily increasing in their musical sophistication.
The last three K. The E flat piano concerto K.
Nevertheless, Mozart gradually grew more discontented with Salzburg and made increasingly strenuous efforts to find a position elsewhere.
The reason seems to be in part his low salary, florins per year Leopold, the vice-Kapellmeister, made The situation became worse in when the court theater was closed, and the other theater in Salzburg was largely reserved for visiting troupes. Wolfgang and Leopold they were both looking visited Vienna from 14 July to 26 September and Munich from 6 December to March The visit included Munich, Mannheim, and Paris.
In Mannheim he became acquainted with members of the Mannheim orchestra, the best in Europe at the time.
He also fell in love with Aloysia Weber, one of four daughters in a musical family.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ludwig van Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote: "posterity will not see such a talent again in years".
Mozart's Musical Diary; Background information on Mozart and the Thematic CatalogueWritten works: The Magic Flute. The Mozart family grand tour was a journey through western Europe, undertaken by Leopold Mozart, his wife Anna Maria, and their musically gifted children Maria Anna (Nannerl) and Wolfgang Amadeus from to At the start of the tour the children were aged eleven and seven respectively.
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