The Miracle of Mozart

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The Miracle of Mozart

<p>In his short life, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote over six hundred works, many of which are among the most-loved in the classical repertoire, including the Clarinet Concerto and the Requiem. He also

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In his short life, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote over six hundred works, many of which are among the most-loved in the classical repertoire, including the Clarinet Concerto and the Requiem. He also dealt with personal tragedy as well as career trials and triumphs. This course will examine the life and music of Mozart, with many musical examples. No musical knowledge is necessary.


COURSE OUTLINE
Session 1

  • What do we think of when we think of Mozart?
  • Mozart’s Place in Music History
  • Europe in Mozart’s time
  • Mozart’s Musical Style
  • The Clarinet Concerto

Session 2

  • The Early Years
  • Mozart as a child
  • The Mozart family travelling
  • The Salzburg Years
  • First love

Session 3

  • The Vienna Years Part 1
  • Constanze Weber
  • Mozart’s Concertos
  • Mozart’s piano music

Session 4

  • The Vienna Years Part 2
  • Mozart’s Symphonies
  • The Marriage of Figaro
  • The Magic Flute
  • The Requiem


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe elements of Mozart musical style
  2. List some of Mozart’s major works, and describe their place in his musical output
  3. Describe some of the major events of Mozart’s life