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W.A. Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

performed at age ___ six for empress maria theresa
birthplace Salzburg Austria
life date 1756-1791
Father and teacher Leopold mozart
older sister Maria Anna ("Nannerl") often performed with her
toured in Paris, salzburg, Vienna, Munich, Augsburg, Mannheim, Italy
met with which great composers Bach, Haydyn, young Beethoven
Married to Constanze Weber, against fathers wish, two of six children survived
wrote music for who's coronation? Leopold II, king of Bohemia
famous works Jupiter(symphony), Dissonance(chamber music), The abduction from the seraglio(opera)
Opera Seria serious italian opera
Opera Buffa Italian comic opera
Singspiel German comic opera
rocket theme rapidly ascending arpeggio melody.
composition date 1787
genre: serenade for strings
performing forces: double string quartet
number of movements 4
influenced by Bach in development of piano concerto, haydn, Mannheim orchestra
Joined order of Freemasons. Leopold Mozart and Haydn also joined
dedicated works to Haydn
1st movement g major, opens with rocket theme, bridge turns to d major, followed by second theme with downward turn, enters codetta, with unison then strong cadence. development prepares with dominant chord for return of main theme, goes back to g major, end main them
2nd movement gentle movement, opens in c major, with cello and violins in an elegant style common to Mozart. section B consists of staccato and slurred passage, followed by trill calls and answers in section c. returns to section a and closes gently
3rd movement opens in G major with strong staccato quarter note pattern. Moves to trio in dominant key, sotto voce indicating smooth, calm, elegant style. returns to G major in menuet
4th movement bright fast-paced entry with rocket theme as demonstrated in first movement, elements of all movements present throughout, theme A returning commonly. ends with climbing theme A pattern, then final strong cadence.
Created by: olaurie