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« on: January 27, 2009, 01:00:54 AM »

On this day in 1756, Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart entered a world that he would have an incredible and lasing impact on.  253 years after is birth, his music and career are still looked upon with awe and his compositions echo through concert halls worldwide.

Happy 253rd Mozart!
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009, 01:36:11 AM »

On this day in 1756, Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart entered a world that he would have an incredible and lasing impact on.  253 years after is birth, his music and career are still looked upon with awe and his compositions echo through concert halls worldwide.

Happy 253rd Mozart!
Indeed!  Some of my fondest memories are of playing his music (e.g., the first movement of his Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191, set as it was for trombone and piano; his Symphony No. 40, K. 550), though the part I most often played on my trombone was the bassoon's.  Just try to move a trombone slide as quickly as a bassoonist can run his fingers along the keys. Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 01:56:02 AM »

Indeed, Happy Birthday Mozart
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 07:04:08 PM »

I regret that I passed up the chance to hear his Requiem Mass K. 626 performed in the Dom at Salzburg when I was there this past summer.  Great composition.  Sometimes, I wonder if that is what the last judgment will sound like. 

Happy Birthday, Mozart.  I still think Beethoven is better, but you're OK, too! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 07:27:31 PM »

Happy birthday, Amadeus!

Nebelpfade, thank you for posting this, brother.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 07:32:47 PM »

Yeah, too bad he was a heretic.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 07:58:30 PM »

Yeah, too bad he was a heretic.

But his full name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Gottlieb Mozart! (http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/1-29-2005-64987.asp)

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2009, 08:04:32 PM »

A heretic?  But he was the "musical Christ"! (According to Tchaikovsky)   laugh
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2009, 08:06:47 PM »

Yeah, too bad he was a heretic.
Heretic or not, it's too bad he had to die so young (35).  Imagine what impact he would have had on the development of Western music if he had lived even just 15 years longer.
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2009, 08:09:18 PM »

I fell in love with Classical music because of him.

The Lord have mercy on his soul!
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2009, 08:23:08 PM »

Yeah, too bad he was a heretic.
Heretic or not, it's too bad he had to die so young (35).  Imagine what impact he would have had on the development of Western music if he had lived even just 15 years longer.
I know eh?  If he had lived as long as say, Beethoven (56)?  Imagine what his 23rd opera would have been like, or his 42nd Symphony?

I fell in love with Classical music because of him.

The Lord have mercy on his soul!

Agreed!  Lord have mercy on his soul! 

I have to thank my Grandfather and Mozart for starting my love and passion for classical music.  My Grandfather was a huge fan of Mozart's sacred pieces, and I will always remember the first time I heard his Mass No. 16 ("Missa solemnis") in C major (Missa aulica), K. 337 and Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626.
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2009, 08:38:05 PM »

Yeah, too bad he was a heretic.

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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2009, 09:50:58 PM »

...it's too bad he had to die so young (35).  Imagine what impact he would have had on the development of Western music if he had lived even just 15 years longer.

Yes indeed.  Happy birthday Mozart.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2009, 09:54:44 PM »

Old or New Calendar?  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2009, 10:33:37 PM »

A tall accusation by someone who is a catechumen.  In the future keep posts civil.

I was totally joking.  I just didn't put the smiley after the sentence.   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2009, 10:41:39 PM »

I have to thank my Grandfather and Mozart for starting my love and passion for classical music.  My Grandfather was a huge fan of Mozart's sacred pieces, and I will always remember the first time I heard his Mass No. 16 ("Missa solemnis") in C major (Missa aulica), K. 337 and Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626.
I really enjoyed singing his choral work Ave Verum Corpus (K. 618).
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A tall accusation by someone who is a catechumen.  In the future keep posts civil.

I was totally joking.  I just didn't put the smiley after the sentence.   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2009, 08:20:53 PM »

I am a great admirer of Herr Mozart. Back in 1991 I received a commemorative set of 21 cds of his music. The set was made to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his death. I think I still have the cds somewhere. . . they are probably stashed in my old room at my parents' home. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2009, 08:33:57 PM »

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=dK1_vm0FMAU

Now I know I am making a bold statement here, but this has to be one of the best renditions of Don Giovanni.  If you can ever get your hands on the Metropolitan Opera's rendition of Don Giovanni featuring Samuel Ramey, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Kurt Moll, and Carol Vaness, you will not be disappointed.
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2009, 08:51:11 PM »

^ Wonderful!  Thank you for posting this link.  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2009, 10:55:25 PM »

I love singing his operas.  My favourite is Cosi Fan Tutti.
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