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Mozart's Life

  1. 1. The life of: wolfgang amadeus mozart Talatala, Yella Siy, Michelle Lemi, Chynna Lim, Jermaine
  2. 2. w.a. mozart 1756-1791 <ul><li>Full name: Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Gottlieb Mozart </li></ul><ul><li>Birth place: Salzburg, Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Birth date: January 27, 1756 </li></ul><ul><li>Parents: Leopold Mozart (composer, violinist, concertmaster) and Anna Maria Pertl </li></ul><ul><li>Sibling: Maria Anna Mozart </li></ul>
  3. 3. SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
  4. 4. w.a. mozart as a child <ul><li>Age 3-5: Played the keyboards and clavier; composed minuets </li></ul><ul><li>Teenage years: mastered the piano, violin, and harpsichord </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>At age 8 (1764), he came to London </li></ul><ul><li>where played in public, and before </li></ul><ul><li>George III and his Queen. To the Queen </li></ul><ul><li>he dedicated six sonatas, and got fifty </li></ul><ul><li>guineas for them </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>In the year 1763- 1766, Mozart , together with his father and his sister were able to tour Europe. Mozart was able to play for Louis XV at Versailles during this trip. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Mozart was able to complete his first opera entitled, La Finta Semplice ( The Simple Pretense) in the year 1768. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>In the year 1772, Mozart was appointed concertmaster in the orchestra of the Archbishop of Salzburg. He was able to write many sacred works during this period. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Mozart was married to Constanze Weber in Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral in the year 1782. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>On April of the year 1787, Ludwig Van Beethoven arrives in Vienna to study with Mozart. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>On the day of his final public concert, Mozart played his last piano concerto, No.27 in B flat. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>In the year 1791, Mozart started to compose the Requiem. Due to overwork in composing this piece, Mozart suffered from depression and delusions that he has been poisoned. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>On December 4, 1791, Mozart gave his pupil, Süssmayr instructions on how to complete the Requiem. Mozart died the day after. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Years of travel <ul><li>Mozart's musical ability started to become apparent when he was a toddler. Mozart received intensive musical training from his father. He developed very rapidly and began to compose his own works at the age of five. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>During his young years, Mozart completed several journeys in Europe, beginning with an exhibition in 1762 at the Court of the Prince of Bavaria in Munich, then in the same year at the imperial Court in Vienna. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Then a long concert tour (three and a half years) took him with his father to the courts of Munich, Mannheim, Paris, London, The Hague, again to Paris and back home via Zurich, Donaueschingen, and Munich.They went to Vienna again in late 1767 and remained there until December 1768. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>During the first of these trips he met in Bologna G.B. Martini, and was accepted as a member of the famous Accademia Filarmonica . </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>A highlight of the Italian journey, which became a semi-legendary tale about Mozart, occurred when he listened to Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere once in performance, then wrote it out in its entirety from memory (he returned a second time to correct minor errors). </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>In September 1777 Mozart began a tour of Europe, accompanied only by his mother, that took them to Munich, Mannheim and Paris (where she died). </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>During his trips, Mozart met a great number of musicians, and knew the works of other great composers (among them J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, Joseph Haydn). Even non-musicians caught his attention: he was so taken by the sound created by Benjamin Franklin’s Glass harmonica, he composed several pieces of music for it. </li></ul>
  21. 21. J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, Joseph Haydn
  22. 22. REFERENCES <ul><li>“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart” Music with Ease. N.p., n.d. Web 06 June 2011. Retrieved from: http://www.musicwithease.com/mozart-life.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart” N.p., n.d. Web 06 June 2011. Retrieved from: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.its.caltech.edu/~tan/Mozartreq/main.html </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>“ W. A. Mozart” Mad About Mozart. N.p., n.d. Web 08 June 2011. Retrieved from: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.abc.net.au/classic/mozart/timeline.htm </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart” N.p., n.d. Web 08 June 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved from: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.masterliness.com/a/Wolfgang.Amadeus.Mozart.htm </li></ul>

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