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YGK Mozart

YGK Works by Mozart

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One of Mozart’s best-known pieces is the ____________ _______ __________ from his Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331. That sonata begins with a theme and variations that inspired Max Reger to write his Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart. “Rondo Alla Turca”
Of Mozart’s first 38 symphonies, the _____________ ___ ________ __________________(No. 25, K. 183) is the only one in a minor key “Little” G minor symphony
The ____________ _____________________ (No. 31 in D major, K. 297), written for that city, begins with a fast upward D major scale that can be classified as a “Mannheim rocket,” a popular opening device for symphonies. “Paris” Symphony
The libretto, by Emanuel Schikaneder, who took the role of Papageno at the premier, incorporates many Masonic elements (both Schikaneder and Mozart were Masons). The Magic Flute
Tamino is saved from a serpent by three maidens of the Queen of the Night, but Papageno, a bird-catcher, claims credit. The Magic Flute
The Queen of the Night, who has two very difficult arias (“O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn” and “Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen”), attempts to stop Tamino and Pamina from joining Sarastro, but is magically exiled with Monostatos. The Magic Flute
Both are shown their counterparts—Pamina and Papagena—but must face several trials at the hands of the sorcerer Sarastro, who heads a cult of Isis and Osiris and is assisted by Monostatos, a treacherous Moor. The Magic Flute
Mozart's last composition; anonymously commissioned by the Count von Walsegg. Mozart died before he could finish it; many musicians have completed it, including Mozart’s student Franz Xaver Süssmayr, and more recently Richard Maunder and Robert Levin. Requiem
The scoring is notably for low-timbered instruments, omitting oboes and flutes and substituting basset horns for clarinets. The theme of the “Kyrie” was taken from “And With His Stripes We Are Healed,” a chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Requiem
After the dramatic “Dies Irae,” the “Tuba Mirum” begins with a trombone solo. Requiem
The circumstances surrounding Mozart’s death remain mysterious, and led to the (unfounded) rumor that ___________ __________murdered him Antonio Salieri
The Salieri murderer myth gave rise to the ____________________ ______________ play Aleksandr Pushkin
The play Mozart and Salieri, inspired a Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov opera and Peter Shafer’s ______________, which became an Academy Award-winning film. Amadeus (Rock Me, Amadeus!)
This opera is, along w/ The Marriage of Figaro & Don Giovanni, one of Mozart’s collaborations w/ Italian librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. Così fan tutte (roughly, They’re All Like That)
Soldiers Guglielmo and Ferrando, who love sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, respectively, brag about the fidelity of their fiancées Così fan tutte (roughly, They’re All Like That)
in a coffeeshop, Don Alfonso makes a bet that he can make the sisters fall in love with other men in one day. Don Alfonso disguises the two men as Albanians after bribing the sisters’ maid Despina Così fan tutte (roughly, They’re All Like That)
at first they resist (see Fiordiligi’s aria “Come Scoglio”), but after Dorabella and Guglielmo trade a medallion and a heart-shaped locket, Fiordiligi is seduced by Ferrando. Così fan tutte (roughly, They’re All Like That)
In the end, the sisters “almost” marry the wrong husbands, and only realize they’ve been tricked when the two men return to the stage half in disguise, half out. Così fan tutte (roughly, They’re All Like That)
While often called an opera, this Mozart piece, is, like The Magic Flute, actually a Singspiel with spoken dialogue (as opposed to sung recitatives). The Abduction from the Seraglio
The action takes place at the home of the Ottoman Pasha Selim, and the music uses “Janissary” military instruments associated with “Turkish” music. Belmonte is trying to rescue his lover Konstanze from the Seraglio (harem) The Abduction from the Seraglio
Belmonteis assisted by Pedrillo, his servant, while Osmin works for the Pasha. In the end, the Pasha releases Belmonte and Konstanze, much to Osmin’s chagrin. The Abduction from the Seraglio
Famous arias include Osmin’s “O, wie will ich triumphieren” and Konstanze’s incredibly difficult “Martern aller Arten.” According to one story, Joseph II accused it of having “too many notes.” The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart’s 3 other notable symphonies include the Haffner Symphony, Linz Symphony, Prague Sympony
There is no __________________ ___ ___: Mozart added an introduction to a symphony by Michael Haydn (Joseph’s brother) and scholars did not notice that the rest of the work was not by Mozart until 1907. Symphony No. 37
Mozart wrote Symphonies ____________________in about three months in the summer of 1788, for unknown reasons. There were his last three symphonies Symphony No. 39–41
Of Mozart's last three symphony, only _________________________, has a slow introduction; unusually, it omits oboes entirely. No. 39 in E flat major
One of Mozart's last 3 symphonies, ____________________________, on the other hand, was revised to reduce the oboe part and add clarinets; the last movement may have inspired the third movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. No. 40 in G minor
One of Mozart's 3 last symphonies, ____________________________, probably got its nickname of “Jupiter” from Johann Peter Salomon. No. 41 in C major (Jupiter Symphony)
Its first movement quotes Mozart’s aria “Un bacio di mano” (“A kiss on her hand”), composed for Pasquale Anfossi’s opera Il curioso indiscreto; its last movement presents five themes which are all brought together in a massive fugato at the end. No. 41 in C major (Jupiter Symphony)
These include two of Mozart’s most familiar pieces, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, and A Musical Joke. Serenades and Divertimentos
_______________________________, originally scored for string quartet and double bass, is translated as “a little night music” (more accurately as “a little serenade”); it includes a lovely “Romanze” second movement as well as the more famous 1st movement Eine kleine Nachtmusik
________________________________is exactly that: a parody of bad composition, ending with chords in four different keys, and including almost every possible kind of “mistake.” A Musical Joke
Mozart’s other Serenades include the “____________________” for 13 instruments (No. 10 in B flat major) as well as Posthorn and Haffner. “Gran Partita”
Mozart, like most composers of his day, wrote most of his _________________ _______________ in sets of three or six; he also wrote two standalone concertos for a total of 23 string quartets
The most famous of Mozart's string quarters are probably the six ________________________________ “Haydn Quartets”
The Haydn Quartet collection begins with the highly chromatic ______________ Quartet in G major. Spring
The Haydn Quartets ends with the even more chromatic __________________ Quartet in C major, which begins with an extremely dissonant Adagio introduction. Dissonant
The Haydn Quartets also include the _____ Quartet, No. 17 in B flat major, so named for its “hunting-horn” melodies Hunt
The other famous collection of Mozart quartets is the set of three ________________ (Nos. 21–23), dedicated to Friedrich Wilhelm II, which make prominent use of the cello. Prussian Quartets
Mozart's Prussian Quartets were dedicated to this King of Prussia Friedrich Wilhelm II
Mozart's Prussian Quarters make prominent use of the _______ cello
Mozart wrote the _________________ _________________, No. 20 in D major, for his friend Anton Hoffmeister. Hoffmeister Quartet
The Concerto No. 21 in C, is often nicknamed __________________ _______________ because it was used in the 1967 Swedish film of that name. “Elvira Madigan”
Mozart’s piano concertos are numbered from _______, though six of them are arrangements of works by other composer 1-27
The Concerto No. 8 in C major, is named for Countess Lützow
Concerto No. 9 in E flat major is nicknamed “Jeunehomme” or “Jenamy”
Concert No. 26 in D is called the “________________” because it was played at the coronation of Leopold II. Coronation
The Coronation Concerto was played at the coronation of this King of the Belgians Leopold II
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