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level 9 History

Mozart

TermDefinition
birth/death dates 1756-1791
birthplace Salzburg,Austria
childhood child prodigy, played violin, harpsichord. piano, organ, and composed
family members father Leopold, sister Nannerl (mother Maria Anna)
places worked Salzburg until age 25, then Vienna aged 25-36
Hieronymus von Colloredo bishop in Salzburg - he and Mozart didn't get along and Mozart moved away.
Constanze Weber Mozart's wife. They had six children, of whom two survived to adulthood.
Lorenzo da Ponte wrote libretto for Marriage of Figaro - comedy 'opera buffa' (also, for Don Giovanni and Cosi fan Tutte)
Emmanuel Shickenader wrote libretto for Magic Flute - singspiel
opera buffa comic opera sung in Italian, nothing spoken. Example - Marriage of Figaro
opera seria 'serious' opera sung in Italian, nothing spoken. Example - Idomeneo
singspiel comic opera sung in German, with spoken dialogue. Forerunner of musical theatre. Example - Magic Flute.
symphonies over forty. "Haffner" - "Jupiter"
chamber music duos, trios, quartets, quintets' serenades, divertimenti. Example "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik".
piano music sonatas, concertos
operas more than 20. including Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Cosi Fan Tutte, Marriage of Figaro, Idomeneo, Abduction from the Seraglio (Harem).
vocal music lieder, concert arias, motets, masses. Examples - Requiem Mass, Coronation Mass.
Created by: tdaniell