Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is considered one of the greatests music composers of all times. He created operas, concertos, symphonies that changed classical music. Mozart played several instruments and started playing in public when he was just 6 years old.
Mozart died on December 5, at age 35 and we would like to dedicate him this post with some of his best creations. Here we go.
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major
Mozart wrote this tune for his friend Joseph Leutgbe to be played on a natural horn, a predecessor to the modern French horn. It was completed in 1786, and it is a tune couple with playful strings. If you feel sad, this tune it is one of the best ways to change your mood.
If you don’t change your mood after listening to this tune, nothing will 😉
The Marriage of Figaro
This opera is a great love-story with a lot of sense of humour, considered an opera buffa (comic opera) composed in 1786. The libretto is based on a stage comedy, La folle journee, ou le Mariage de Figaro. It tells how the servants Figaro and Susana are getting married despite the effort of the Count Almaviva to seduce her and teaching Figaro a lesson in fidelity.
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
You might have heard this piano concerto somewhere… It’s been used in films such as Superman Returns, The Spy who loved me and Elvira Madigan. The concert was completed on 1795 and it is one of the most beautiful piano concerto ever written. It has three movements, allegro maestoso, andante and allegro vivace assai.
Oboe Concerto in C major
It as composed in 1777 for the oboist Giuseppe Ferlendis. It is his only oboe concerto. This concerto is a piece widely studied bot for flute, as Mozart re-worked it as a concert for flute in D major, and oboe.
Così Fan Tutte
This opera is one of the three operas of the three operas composed to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. It is an Italian opera buffa in two acts first performed on 1790. It was written and composed at the suggestion of the Emperor Joseph II.
We haven’t forgotten about his opera The Magic Flute, The Requiem or his Haydn Quartets, but it would be impossible to mention all of his works in just one blog. We will do it in some coming posts.
Thanks Amadeus! You Rock!
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