In the run-up to Mother’s Day weekend, here’s a glimpse at Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s mother.
Mozart’s relationship with his father, Leopold Mozart, was legendarily intense. In 1781, when Mozart was 25 years old, that relationship came to a tipping point.
In this episode of The Mozart Minute, learn about the four-year-old Mozart’s very first musical work.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Mozart and Salieri” brought together some illustrious musicians and helped create one Russian opera star.
“Amadeus” wasn’t the first dramatic work to take up the theme of Salieri’s envy of Mozart. Much earlier, Rimsky-Korsakovâ€™s opera Mozart and Salieri, had explored the same territory.
In the final scenes of Amadeus, Mozart dictates his Requiem Mass from his deathbed, however Mozartâ€™s sister-in-law Sophie Heibel, tells a different story.
Sure, Mozart was a genius. But he wasn’t the only one.
Mozart obviously loved to compose. Except when he didn’t.
When Mozart got sacked from the only real job he ever had, he went freelance. And he made ends meet with a little help from his friends.
In this episode of Classical 101′s “Mozart Minutes” podcast, Mozart says his fiancee is “far from beautiful,” has “no wit” and “understands housekeeping.” Must be love!