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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy 257th Birthday Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

Two hundred and fifty seven years ago today, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.

Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons.

Mozart learned voraciously from others, and developed a brilliance and maturity of style that encompassed the light and graceful along with the dark and passionate. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound; Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years."

Source: Wikipedia

Indeed, It's been a couple hundred years and we still haven't seen anyone like him since, and maybe never will. In honor the 257th anniversary of his birth, here is about four hours of his music.

Part One track list:

1 .- Allegro
02 - Adagio
03 - Rondo- Allegio
04 - Allegra Moderato
05 - Romanza- Andente
06 - Rondo- Allegro Vivace
07 - Allego Assia
08 - Andante
09 - Allegro In D minor
10 - Cassation
11 - Clarinet Concerto Ii
12 - Concierto Piano N12 I
13 - Concierto Piano N12 Ii
14 - Concierto Piano N12 Iii
15 - Concierto Piano N23 I
16 - Concierto Piano N23 Ii
17 - Concierto Piano N23 Iii

Part Two track list:

18 - Divertimento
19 - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
20 - Flute Concierto D Major
21 - Horn Concerto
22 - Pequeña Serenata Nocturna I
23 - Pequeña Serenata Nocturna Ii
24 - Pequeña Serenata Nocturna Iii
25 - Pequeña Serenata Nocturna Iv
26 - Serenade
27 - Sinfonia 41 I
28 - Sinfonia 41 Ii
29 - Sinfonia 41 Iii
30 - Sinfonia 41 Iv
31 - Symphony N24
32 - Symphony N29
33 - Symphony N31
34 - Symphony N33
35 - Symphony N35
36 - Symphony N36
37 - Symphony N38
38 - Symphony N39
39 - Symphony N40 I