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Mozart: resilience under stress

Andrew Steptoe

in Genius and the Mind: Studies of Creativity and Temperament

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523734
eISBN:
9780191688997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The chapter analyses the life and achievements of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and reveals his career transition from child prodigy to mature adult artist. The purpose in this chapter is to outline the ... More


Mozart's Second Childhood

Peter Kivy

in The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087581
eISBN:
9780300135114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087581.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter examines how Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was “Beethovenized” in the first half of the twentieth century. It explains that Beethovenized means that the music of Mozart's which became the most ... More


Salzburg and the Grand Tour 1756–1769

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on 27 January 1756. Direct evidence of his urge towards composition comes in the form of early keyboard pieces, which his father Leopold helped him write down. As a ... More


The Idea of National Opera, c. 1800*

Silke Leopold

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of many composers who, during the last quarter of the eighteenth century, thought more and more about a German-language opera. The idea of a German national opera was ... More


Speaking Mozart’s Lingo

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Robert Levin became a fortepianist by accident. What makes Levin uncommon is that he introduces into the Mozart works he performs: he does not play the same notes at each performance but makes some ... More


The Master Musicians: Mozart

Julian Rushton

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the great icons of Western music. An amazing prodigy — he toured the capitals of Europe while still a child, astonishing royalty and professional musicians with his ... More


Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography

John C. Tibbetts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106749
eISBN:
9780300128031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106749.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book is about composer biographies in the likes of Amadeus, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Swanee River, and Rhapsody in Blue. Even before movies had sound, filmmakers dramatized the lives of composers. ... More


Tuba Concerto

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0091
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The form of the Tuba Concerto is nearer to the form of Johann Sebastian Bach than to that of the Viennese School, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven, though the first and last ... More


Vienna 1781–1785

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Colloredo summoned Mozart to Vienna as a Konzertmeister, composer, and keyboard player, to entertain his guests. Colloredo surely noticed Mozart's interest in exploiting Vienna for his own benefit: ... More


The Little Man from Salzburg

Peter Kivy

in The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087581
eISBN:
9780300135114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087581.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter examines Arthur Schopenhauer's work on the genius of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It discusses his The World as Will and Representation and suggests that the legend of Mozart was ... More


Mannheim and Paris 1777–1779

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Following his resignation from the archbishop's service, Mozart set off, on 23 September 1777 with his mother. Leopold wanted Wolfgang to find a better patron in Germany, within the relatively secure ... More


Vienna and Prague 1785–1788

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During 1785 Mozart continued composing at the top of his bent. The Fantasia in C minor (K. 475), a masterpiece of carefully honed “improvisation”, was finished in May for publication with the C-minor ... More


Aftermath ‘…de morte transire ad vitam’

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Mozart was a famous composer in his own lifetime. This simple assertion needs to be made from time to time, as the story is still told of the hopelessly misunderstood genius, dying in poverty and ... More


Mozart’s Second Thoughts

William Kinderman

in The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037160
eISBN:
9780252094286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037160.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that Mozart's music, rather than emerging fully formed from the mind of a genius, is rather the product of much labor throughout the compositional process. In particular, the ... More


The Last Years 1788–1791

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The penultimate entry for 1788 in Mozart's catalogue reads “NB: im Monath November Händels Acis und Galathée für Baron Suiten bearbeitet”. Mozart had taken over from the ballet composer Joseph ... More


Italy and Salzburg 1769–1773

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

On 12 December 1769, the male Mozarts set off for Italy, aided by 120 ducats from the court treasury. The Mozarts gave their first concert in Verona at the end of 1769, then travelled on to Milan. ... More


Salzburg 1773–1777

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The family began to enjoy an improved economic situation when Wolfgang's honorary title of Konzertmeister was confirmed by Archbishop Colloredo in 1772, with a salary of 150 gulden. In the autumn of ... More


Musicological reports on early 20th century musical prodigies: The beginnings of an objective assessment

Reinhard Kopiez and Andreas C. Lehmann

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Popular anecdotal accounts do not satisfy rigorous scientific standards but can be very useful for cross-historical comparisons of precocious achievements. Fortunately, more objective scientific ... More


Salzburg and Munich 1779–1781

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Cursing the people of Salzburg even in his last letter from Munich in January 1779, Mozart set off for home. He was offered free travel in the coaches of various dignitaries, whose schedules he had ... More


Opera Buffa: ‘Most Important is that it must be Really Comic’ 1

Julian Rushton

in The Master Musicians: Mozart

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182644
eISBN:
9780199850624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182644.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Mozart's central place in the operatic canon rests mainly on three works with libretti by Lorenzo da Ponte, thanks to which the privileged position of Viennese opera buffa among late 18th-century ... More


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