Download e-book for kindle: Musical Genius: A Story About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Barbara Allman

By Barbara Allman

A musical prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart begun enjoying the piano and composing while he was once simply 3 years outdated. in a position to play a number of tools, between them the piano and violin, Mozart spent a lot of his formative years traveling ecu courts together with his relations. From the time he was once 3 until eventually his dying simply thirty-two years later, he produced a massive quantity of musical works. between them the famed operas The Magic Flute, the wedding of Figaro, and Don Giovanni.

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It did his soul good to see his friends again. He had written a dramatic solo especially for Aloisia while he was in Paris. Wolfgang was eager to hear her sing it so he could put the f inishing touches on it. At last, he saw Aloisia, but she snubbed him. She had become too successful to waste her time on a young composer. In his letters, Leopold tried everything to get Wolfgang home again. When threats and scolding didn’t work, he coaxed and made promises. Wolfgang finally arrived back in Salzburg six months after his mother’s death.

She felt Leopold Mozar t ignored his own duties to the archbishop in Salzburg. When Wolfgang was sixteen, father and son made another trip to Italy. During this trip, Wolfgang composed another opera, Lucio Silla. The remarkable male soprano Venanzio Rauzzini helped to make this opera a success, and Wolfgang wanted to thank him. He sat at his writing desk and began putting down the music for a motet—a song for church. ” He created the joyful melodies, arching phrases, trills, jumps, and runs that Italian opera singers loved to sing.

She had a lovely singing voice. Wolfgang and Constanze enjoyed laughing and singing together. They loved each other. Wolfgang thought someone as good-natured and fun-loving as Constanze would make a good wife and mother. Out of respect for his father, Wolfgang wrote to ask for his consent to the marriage. Leopold wrote back telling Wolfgang he would not give his permission. On August 4, 1782, however, the conf ident young composer mar ried Constanze Weber, the young woman he loved. It was just two weeks after the success of his new opera.

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