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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical Style Period (1750 - 1830). He composed over 600 works before his death at only 35, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of all composers.

    I was surprised to find that there's not really a Mozart thread here yet. Everyone post your favs. Here are mine.

    I love #40, especially the second movement. Truly music to sooth the savage breast.



    I'm normally not a big choral fan, but nobody writes for voices like Mozart. Here's the Lacrimosa from his famous and wonderful Requiem Mass in D minor which he wrote on his death bed.

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    I like the pomp and circumstance of Marriage of Figaro



    I'm also thinking of Violin Concerto in G KV 216-Allegro



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    Good ones Hesta. Figaro and Magic Flute are my favorite Operas.

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    Mozart writes some of the most incredible andante/adagio movements in his pieces. I think he's the only composer who's works I'll often go right to the second movement. I gave an example of that in the original post with the 40th. Here's a couple more.


    Andante movement of the Piano Concerto 21



    2nd movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmuzic



    Now ya gotta admit, that's some puuurdy stuff!
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    Mozart is totally cool....

    The simple fact that he was known also for farting at his audience...makes him beyond brilliant!

    Add the masterpieces to the mix...and you have one helluva stellar Musician!
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    Requiem is great mozarts kewl as is bach and beet ther all great really

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    Everybody post your favorite Mozart works!

    Here's the hauntingly beautiful Clarinet concerto, adagio (2nd) movement of course.


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    this.

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    ^ Funny!! How did "Love Story" get in there??! Haha!

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    Mozart was and will remain one of the genius of muic history.

    The big mess in C minor is my favorite masterworks, first because it is a perfect synthesis of the harmonic and contrapuntic languages in tonal music, then because this piece was not ordered to Mozart, and we discover the real, deep and serious composer he was. The work is huge like an immortal monument dedicated to god, much far away from his usual "galant" style.

    I just wrote an analysis of this piece that could be of good interest for some of you.

    enjoy !

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    Don't just school us Vives, post something that we can all enjoy. Here's the Kyrie.



    I love the way Mozart pushes the harmony from one secondary dominant key area right into the next in this section. If you listen to what was being written during the period, nobody else was this harmonically sophisticated.

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    ok, but analysis is not "schooling" anyone, but the only way to understand music. Don't you think ? In fact, just telling I like or I don't like is not so interesting to me, but telling why it is or not, for technical or esthetical reasons is much more gratifying..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivies69 View Post
    ok, but analysis is not "schooling" anyone, but the only way to understand music. Don't you think ? In fact, just telling I like or I don't like is not so interesting to me, but telling why it is or not, for technical or esthetical reasons is much more gratifying..
    You misunderstand Vives. I agree with what you are saying, and I didn't suggest that you shouldn't do it. If you look, you'll see that I often do the same thing. What I was suggesting, is that you don't JUST do that. I started this thread so people could actually post some of their faves, so we could all share the enjoyment. Capiche?

    Btw..interesting analysis.

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