Gottfried van Swieten

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  • Essay on Appearance vs. Reality in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus

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    Appearance vs. Reality in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus In the world of the 18th century, appearance was everything; and appearance often conflicted with reality. Such is the case in Peter Shaffer’s, Amadeus, which follows Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s musical career. Mozart’s career was enveloped in deceit and falsity, appearing to be brought on by poor choices he made, when all along he was being sabotaged by Salieri. When Mozart arrives in Vienna, Antonio Salieri pretends to welcome

  • The Problem Of Mozart 's Requiem

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    In the last decade, the problem of Mozart’s Requiem has divided itself into three categories which most of the scholars have majored on in an attempt to come up with a clear analysis of the arguments and various evidence. The three main problems include the authenticity problem viewed in a narrower sense, the instrumentation problem and the dating problem. According to Friedrich Blume, the question of authenticity comes in when the question of which parts were completed by Mozart and the other parts

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven And Ludwig Van Beethoven's Nine Symphonies

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    Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies Introduction Ludwig van Beethoven was a composer and Pianist of German origin and he is one of the famous composers to date. He is an important figure in the change between the classical music to Romantic era in Western music. Beethoven showed musical talent a young age and his father Johann Van Beethoven and composer Christian Gottlob Neefe were his teachers. At 21, Joseph Haydn became his teacher in Vienna and he taught him about composition. During his late 20s, Beethoven

  • Mozart And Beethoven 's Musical Origins

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    Haydn began his musical career as a choirboy in Vienna up until the age of 17. Mozart and Beethoven’s musical origins are similar, both coming from families with musical backgrounds. Mozart’s father taught him and his sister before taking them to tour throughout Europe. Beethoven also studied with his father before receiving his study abroad opportunity in Vienna in 1792. After serving as a choirboy, Haydn found himself in need of a means to make a living. He was barely able to support himself

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (German: [ˈvɔlfɡɑŋ amaˈdeus ˈmoːtsaʁt], English see fn.[1]), baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart[2] (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood

  • Influence of Baroque Music to Classical Music

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    CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Music of any period reflects, in its own way, some of the same influences, tendencies, and generative impulses that are found in the other arts of that time (Donna, 2005). Thus the word "baroque," usually used despairingly by eighteenth-century art critics to describe the art and architecture of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, came to be applied also to the music of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. After some years after the death of Johann

  • Influence of Baroque Music to Classical Music

    4166 Words  | 17 Pages

    CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Music of any period reflects, in its own way, some of the same influences, tendencies, and generative impulses that are found in the other arts of that time (Donna, 2005). Thus the word "baroque," usually used despairingly by eighteenth-century art critics to describe the art and architecture of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, came to be applied also to the music of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. After some years after the death of Johann

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