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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Line breaks: Wolf|gang Ama|deus Moz¦art
Pronunciation: /ˈməʊtsɑːt
, ˈmoːtsart/

Definition of Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus in English:

( 1756–91), Austrian composer; full name Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

A child prodigy as a harpsichordist, pianist, and composer, he came to epitomize classical music in its purity of form and melody. A prolific composer, he wrote more than forty symphonies, nearly thirty piano concertos, over twenty string quartets, and sixteen operas, including The Marriage of Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787), Così fan tutte (1790), and The Magic Flute (1791)



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  • The First Concerto is quite Mozartian in style and Shelley sails through the solo part with effortless aplomb.
  • Pires is best known as an outstanding Mozart interpreter, and she brings a very Mozartian sense of balance and nuance to her Beethoven.
  • John Pritchard, an eminent Mozartian, conducts these six arias well.

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