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In Vienna, the Mozarts are received by Maria ..

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / arr. Mark Williams. Concert Band Conductor Score & Parts.
Ironically, the most recent performances give a better indication of Mozart's own aesthetic, whereas the older ones reflect the view of the 19th century when what little attention that was paid to Mozart tended to mold his work into the far different outlook of that time. While several recordings of Mozart symphonies were made during the acoustical and early electrical eras, the piano concertos apparently were considered a less saleable commodity. The earliest recording of that I've encountered is from November 1933, in which Edwin Fischer plays and conducts the London Philharmonic. A specialist in Bach and Mozart and known for his smooth, gentle touch, Fischer brings a moderate romantic sensibility with constantly varying tempos and gentle but evident transitions; thus the restless central section of the is forceful yet effortlessly integrated into the surrounding lyricism. Fischer provides his own highly inventive and thoroughly tasteful cadenzas; the one for the , in particular, condenses into 75 seconds an extraordinary voyage from cascading strength through supple contemplation that fully fits the character of the entire movement.

5 Mozart’s Reception in Vienna, 1787-1791 ..

While more Mozart is served in this concert series prepare for an utterly different experience
Experience a journey in time to the 18th century with the Berlin Residence Concerts. Enjoy an exquisite gala dinner and the masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the baroque ambiance of Charlottenburg Palace.

 

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The Emperor, who thought highly of Mozart, attended several of his “academies” but did little else for him. Eventually, there was an appointment as Court composer, but there were next to no orders for compositions. When a salary was added to the title, it was a meager one, and Mozart’s last years, in spite of some notable successes (Figaro, 1786), were beset by financial worries, aggravated by Konstanze’s many sicknesses and confinements. No longer was Mozart in great demand as a performer and composition teacher. And despite the fact that his opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio, was a hit, life was seldom easy for him. He was a poor businessman, and finances were always tight. Political infighting at the Viennese Court kept him from obtaining the patronage that composers of the period so greatly relied upon, and he descended to a life of genteel poverty.


Many of his Piano Concertos were written during the 1780’s, usually with a specific occasion in mind. When his father came for a visit in 1785, things were still going tolerably well. Mozart’s initial success as a free-lance performing artist, composing nearly all of the music he played, eventually faded since the Viennese tired of his novelty, and their generous support of his work wore off. Although he was still able to support himself, he had become accustomed to a lavish lifestyle that was difficult to maintain. His marriage to Konstanza Weber did not help. She was even less able to control spending than was he. Although Mozart and his family could never be said to have lived in dire poverty, they were forced to move eleven times in the ten years they lived in Vienna, each time to less expensive lodgings.


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Several years before the death of his mother, at age fifteen, Mozart had been installed as the concertmaster in the orchestra of the Archbishop of Salzburg. Things did not go very well since Mozart did not get along with the Archbishop. Their relations deteriorated to the point where, in 1781, Mozart quit this lofty position and headed for Vienna, quite against his father’s wishes. It was also evident that Mozart grew increasingly restless without the influence of his mother in the family. Tensions between Leopold and his son mounted over time. In Vienna, Mozart was at first kept busy and happy by composing. His first German Opera, Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), attained immediate and lasting success. Soon after its first performance in 1782, Mozart married Konstanze Weber, a step for which his father never forgave him. The young couple visited Salzburg the following year; Konstanze sang the soprano solo part in the Mass in C Minor, K. 427 when the incomplete work was first heard at St. Peter’s Church. Mozart, who earlier had distinguished himself as a violinist, now was eager to make a name for himself in Vienna by appearing as a pianist, in concerts given by himself and others.

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To many who are admirers of Mozart’s music, the very human traits revealed in his letters have been disturbing, particularly those to his cousin, Maria Anna Thekla. Almost all of these letters contain crude jokes, puns, and obscenities. Likewise, the composer also wrote canons with similar texts that were later “suppressed,” since they did not fit a wholesome picture of the composer. But these aspects of Mozart’s character should be viewed as the lighthearted side of his personality and not taken seriously.

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Whether as a musical prodigy and piano virtuoso or as a composer of instrumental works, songs and operas – the phenomenal Mozart had become the master of all disciplines by early youth. During his brief 35 years of life, the musical genius had composed more than 600 works. He still acts as a magnet for music lovers worldwide. In the year 1789, Mozart visited Berlin and appeared before Friedrich Wilhelm II in a celebrated concert at Charlottenburg Palace. Reason enough for the Berlin Residence Orchestra to continue the Mozart tradition in the palace and to indulge your ears with an exquisite selection from the rich instrumental and vocal accomplishments of the master composer.