Ep. 62 - Behind the Portraits: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Music? Check. Art? Check. For our podcast, that's nothing special, but our series installment is! For most composers, images pop into our minds, but not often do we truly consider the pictures and how they came to be. Enter our Behind the Portraits series, a special blend of art and music. Then enter Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the focus of the episode. Many images have been created of him, so we'll hone in on a handful and some music that Mozart composed around the time of the portraits. You won't want to miss a single stroke! Art: Giambettino Cignaroli and Saverio dalla Rosa (attributed to): Portrait of Mozart: 1770 Joseph Lange (1751-1831): Mozart am Klavier (1782-83) Barbara Krafft (1764-1825): Porträt Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1819) Music (Spotify playlist): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91): Mitridate, re di Ponto (1770) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35, "Haffner" (1782) Connect with us! Patreon | Instagram | Facebook | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mozart has a surprisingly interesting story, and is the first composer we've covered on the show. Not only was he a child prodigy, he was a huge fan of scatological humor - aka shit talk - and had quite a way with the ladies. email@example.com . Listen to the accompanying playlist for this episode on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6VwndhJVtrMUnpm749OlxA?si=cb3ceeabf6d243b6 .Support the show
Episode 358: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "A Starling"
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“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart"Be my coworker. I'd love a bag." - MeLINKS:Check out my source for this week's reading, Christopher Burn's "Poetry Changes Lives": https://www.poetrychangeslives.com/mozarts-funeral-for-his-pet-starling/Send your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.orgMy website: www.robynoneil.comMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robyn_oneil/?hl=enMe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Robyn_ONeilHandwritten Notes: https://www.instagram.com/handwrittennotesontv/
This week we’re digging into the life of a child star who rubbed elbows with a young Marie Antoinette, toured Europe for nearly three decades, and wrote dozens of excrement-themed love letters to his cousin.
Donald Macleod finds connections between Mozart’s operas and the composer’s own lifeBorn in 1756, the theatre was a life-long passion for Mozart. Starting at the tender age of just 11, in the space of 22 years he produced an astonishing 24 theatrical works. His destiny was to follow in his father’s footsteps, as a court musician. Instead, by 1781, after a disagreement over his frequent absences from court, Mozart parted ways with his employer, the Elector of Cologne. He left Salzburg and servitude behind, to set himself up in Vienna, a thriving centre for music. The following year he triumphed with his comic singspiel, Die Entführung aus dem Serail. The succession of works that followed include many of the mainstays of operatic repertory, among them The Magic Flute, which was completed in the year of his death, at the age of 35 in 1791.This week Donald Macleod finds connecting points between the characters Mozart created for the stage and the composer's own experiences in life. He examines how Mozart struggled to be a dutiful son, and how he tackles honour and duty in Idomeneo, Lucio Silla and Mitridate. The ideas of enlightenment that influenced Mozart's own views find expression in the balance of power he depicts between servants and the ruling classes in The Marriage of Figaro. The composer’s thorny path to marriage with Constanze also finds him examining the complexities of love in Die Enführung aus dem Serail and Così fan tutte. Donald ends with Mozart's masterly representation of temptation and evil, as characterised by the ultimate bad boy Don Giovanni and the scheming and manipulative Queen of the Night.Music Featured:Overture to Le nozze di FigaroLe nozze di Figaro, Act 1: Cinque, dieci …. Se vuol ballare, Signor ContinoLa finta giardiniera, Act 1: Appena mi vedonCosì fan tutte, Act 1: Scene 3 (excerpt)Don Giovanni , Act 1: Notte e giorno faticarDon Giovanni, Act 1: Ah! Chi mi dice mai...Madamina, il catalogo è questoDon Giovanni, Act 1: Champagne AriaDie Entführung aus dem Serail, Act 2: Martern aller ArtenLe nozze di Figaro, Act 2: Esci ormai, garzon malnato …Signore! Cos’è quell’stupore?Le nozze di Figaro, Act 3: Hai già vinto la causa….. Vedró, mentr’io sospiroDon Giovanni, Act 1: Finale, Riposate, vezzose ragazzeLa clemenza di Tito, Act 1: Parto, partoDie Zauberflöte, Act 1: Bei mannern, weiche Liebe fühlenIdomeneo, Act 1: Estinto e Idomeneo ….tutte nel cor vi sento ..Pieta! Numi pieta!Così fan tutte, Act 1: Finale, Ah che tutta in un momento … Dammi un bacioLe nozze di Figaro, Act 2: Porgi AmorDie Entführung aus dem Serail, Act 2: Wenn der Freude Tränen fliessen … Ach Belmonte! ach mein Leben!Don Giovanni, Act 1: O sai che l’onoreLucio Silla, OvertureLucio Silla, Act 1: Dall sponda tenebrosa; E tollerare io posso; Il desio di vendettaMitridate, Rè di Ponto, Act 2: Lungi da te, mio beneLa Clemenza di Tito, Act 1: Come ti piaci imponiLa Clemenza di Tito, Act 2: Deh per questo istante solo; Ove s’intese mai più contumace; Se all’impero, amici DeiDie Zauberflöte, Act 2:Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem HerzenDie Entführung aus dem Serail, Act 1: Solche hergelauf’ne LaffenLe nozze di Figaro, Act 1: La Vendetta… via, resti servitaIdomeneo, Act 3: Ha vinto amore …. d’Oreste, d’AiaceDie Zauberflöte, Act 1: Finale, Wie stark ist nicht dein zauberton ...Es lebe Sarastro! Sarastro soll lebenDon Giovanni, Act 2: Finale II, Già mensa è preparata ... Ah dov’è il perfido?Presented by Donald MacleodProduced by Johannah Smith for BBC WalesFor full track listings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000s8w7And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
One of the most amazing things about music is belonging to a community that allows you to connect with new people from all over the country (and world)! Meghan and I discuss our love for Mozart and some of the challenges with the piece. All while drinking gin martinis.Martini: 2 oz gin, 1 oz dry vermouth, dash orange bitters, stir and pour into a martini glass. (Disclaimer - you can really do it however you want, this is just how I made mine)With special guest Meghan Todt Williams--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pourmeamozart/support
The Mozart Effect: Anne-Sophie Mutter on the Life and Work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Simply Charly's Culture Insight
Considered by many to be the greatest composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) composed hundreds of pieces of music. Among his most famous works are Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music, 1787) and the operas Don Giovanni (1787) and Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute, 1791). He died of a mysterious fever at age 35.One of the greatest violin virtuosos of our time, German-born Anne-Sophie Mutter has performed concerts in all the major music centers of Europe, the USA, and Asia. She celebrated her 30th stage anniversary in 2006 - which coincided with Mozart’s 250th anniversary - with a series of new recordings of all his major works for violin. About Mozart she said: “He has always been present in my life. I’ve never stopped thinking about him, and I’ve always been trying out new ways to get closer to him. He’s the composer I have grown up with, who was always there waiting for me at every juncture of my career.”She joins us on Culture Insight to share her insight into the life and work of Mozart.
Welcome to episode five of the Doneson podcast! Taking it back to one of the original classics, today we’re exploring the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A child prodigy pianist who was composing at the age of five and had written over fifteen pieces of music by the time he was a teenager, Mozart was a musical genius. His complex understanding of music exceeded the skills of many adults and accomplished composers of the day and in years since. From concertos to operas, Mozart left a legacy of music to the world, that is still revered to this day. However, his personal life was the complete opposite of his successful career. He suffered from borderline personality disorder that left him prone to fits of anger and uncontrolled behavior. With a drinking problem and the tendency to overspend, he had to lean on extended family for financial support. Mozart was often consumed with feelings of emptiness and sorrow despite his musical accomplishments. What kind of leader does this make him? Listen to the full episode to find out!
Composer Focus: Richard Tognetti on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
In this episode of Composer Focus, Richard Tognetti – violinist, composer and director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra speaks to Edward Seckerson about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Acast, Spotify, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
Pour Me A Mozart
I have another very special guest this week, my mom! Our first guest to talk about both Mozart and wine (which both the title and logo of the show suggest will be the only subjects).Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" is Mozart's last. My mom did all my homework for me this week and gives a really great history about Mozart and has great things to say about this piece.New Your Sour: 2 oz Rye whiskey or bourbon, 3/4 oz simple syrup, 1 oz lemon juice, 1 egg white (we used aquafaba), 1/2 oz red wine--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pourmeamozart/support