Wednesday, October 15, 2008

ABC Wednesday-M

Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
(27 January 1756 - 5 December 1791)

MOZART was a musical prodigy who started composing at the age of five. At six years of age, MOZART was playing before the Bavarian elector and the Austrian empress. Much of his childhood and adolescence was taken up with tours, which included performances before many of the royal courts of Europe.


MOZART at seventeen accepted a post as a court musician in Salzburg, but was unhappy with his low pay and limited opportunities. Over the next eight years, MOZART frequently traveled in search of a better position and composed abundantly. This situation continued until his dismissal from Salzburg in 1781 by his employer, the Prince-Archbishop, and his subsequent departure for Vienna.

MOZART spent the rest of his busy life in Vienna, where he achieved relative fame. However, his finances remained precarious, with periods of prosperity and poverty. In 1782, MOZART married Constanze Weber against the wishes of his family; six children were born, of whom two survived infancy.

Musically, this was a period of outstanding creativity which saw the production of many of his best known symphonic, concertante and operatic works, and his final, incomplete Requiem. MOZART died at the age of 35 from a feverish illness, although rumours surfaced that he had been poisoned. MOZART was buried in a Vienna suburb, with little ceremony and in an unmarked grave, in accordance with prevailing custom.

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56 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love your Mozart! How adorable.

Mental P Mama said...

That Bear Completely Cracks Me Up:)

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a very elegant Mozart Bear!He even has the pomaded hair! (If I've got that right.)

Kay Dennison said...

Fabulous! I'm going to swipe this photo to Steph over at Incurable Insomniac -- she's a composer AND a Mozart scholar -- she's had the blues of late and needs a good smile.

naturglede said...

I allways got a smile in my face when I look into your blogg. Love the nice Mozart:)

kRiZ cPEc said...

kudos to Mozart and great post

RuneE said...

Very worthy M - especially with sound!

ArneA said...

Love Mozart

Aileni said...

Really Bear, you are priceless.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

So cute & adorable.

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent, Bear! Mozart, along with Bach are "Louis's" favorite composers. The Germans have a saying (often attributed to the Swiss-German theologian Karl Barth):

Wenn der Herr Gott im Himmel sienen Engeln Musik für ihr zu spielen, spielen sie immer B a c h.

When God in Heaven commands his Angels to play music for him, they always play B a c h.

Aber wenn sie Musik für sich selbst spielen, Spielen sie immer M o z a r t .

But when they play music just for themselves, they always play M o z a r t.

babooshka said...

Inpsired M. Music rather than Muzak.

nina said...

I've always enjoyed Mozart's music. Do you like the Magic Flute?

Rose said...

Mozart was a true musical genius; your Mozart looks cute as well:)

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you, Bear Naked; I enjoyed your reasons to give thanks--very true!

Jay said...

Aw ...look at the little Mozart bear! LOL!

I'm very fond of Mozart. He seemed to have a childlike enthusiasm for everything from what I've read - and a mischievous sense of humour.

AphotoAday said...

And with all those accomplishments -- he was a bear too?... Amazing...

TSannie said...

Mozart is one of my favorite composers. And your bear so represents him!

Wonderful M post!

Suburbia said...

I thought last weeks one was cute but he's fantastic!!

Reader Wil said...

Your bear does really look like Mozart! I think it is so clever of you to dress him exactly appropriate to the occasion!
Thanks for your visit! If you want to know more about the aborigines you can see that under the label "Australia's terrible history".

ellen b said...

This Mozart bear is so darn cute. I love his outfit!! Have a wonderful day!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Love this Mozart bear....good post too.

Daryl said...

So elegant .. when NYC participated in the Cow Parade a few years ago Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts had several 'cows' on the plaza in front of the Met Opera house .. one was dressed as Moozart .. I must remember to post a photo of it.

:-Daryl

antigoni said...

I love your post! How many bears do you have?

Miss_Yves said...

Marvellous choice !
"M"is for"mignon"(=cute, lovely)
miss Yves

starnitesky said...

I love the wig! Good information too.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Hee! Love that Mozart--the man, the music, and the bear!

Gemma said...

Always charmed when I visit here.
;-)

richies said...

I love the Mozart bear, and the good bio.

BABYLONEZOO said...

Belle représentation de la lettre M

Liz said...

Look at his wig! Ah, that is so cute!

leslie said...

So cute! I have two bears dressed in Victorian garb that I've dubbed Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

splummer said...

Hi!
Wonderful "M"! Mozart is one of my favorite composers! Thanks for visiting my place. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Neva said...

a very lovely Mozart!

becky voyles said...

Oh, I love this one Bear! I always wanted a Yorkie so I could name him Wolfgang Amedeus & call him "Wolfie". I dated a guy who's last name was Wolf also.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Marvelous Mozart lesson, Ma'am!
:-)

D Herrod said...

I love your bears.

magiceye said...

thank you for the encapsulated bio of Mozart.

Vicki said...

I love all your bears. Don't tell him I told you this, but my son collects bears too. I bought him his first one when he was about 2 yrs. old and now he has a HUGE collection.

david mcmahon said...

Wonderful post, evoking a wonderful talent.

In answer to your question, I haven't been to Cuba (yet) !!!

Alan said...

Mozart was quite the character. In his horn concerti, written for a friend of his who played the horn and sold cheeses, he frequently changed ink colors in mid stream and wrote little barbs to his friend over the music: "Don't screw up this part, you putz!" and things of that nature. Good stuff. Great music. I'm sure he was a lot of fun to be around. :)

earthlingorgeous said...

Marvelous mozard bear you have! I love all your bears! Can I have one! If my memory serves me right Mozard also had autism cool!

goodfather said...

Magnificent! More, more!

Powell River Books said...

Thank you for visiting my post showing Margy's Mouse Mechanism. You have such cute bears, there's no end to the possibilities. And a belated Happy Thanksgiving. - Margy

uncleawang said...

Thank You for visiting my ABC-Wednesday post.
You have a wonderful post too.

Gordon said...

Another delightful dressed up bear; a great post.

Kikamz said...

a very cute bear! he just looks so delicate dressed up as Mozart! can i cuddle it? hope the mouse won't nibble on those cute little nose!

Ackworth Born said...

Mozart is one of my favourite composers and this is a cracking post - there are some great M posts this week and this one of them.

Can Bass 1 said...

The chap's completely overrated if you ask me. Attwood was much better.

i beati said...

Tunes flying thru my head as I read Did you have a large voter turn out ??I didn't read about it yey..sk

Melissa said...

Mozart- great choice! Love the bear!!

Dragonstar said...

Magnificent Musical Memo! And a very handsome bear.

photowannabe said...

Now that's the cutest portrait of Mozart I have ever seen. Great info Bear and a great post for M.

kml said...

Just love his little wig! You have a bear for everything!!

Rebeckah said...

Very informative! Thank you for sharing! Like always, it is a joy to come and learn here from you : )!

Rambling Woods said...

Great choice for ABC Wednesday...Love your bears. It's because of you that I went and got mine out and have them on display again...

DeeJay said...

A very handsome Mozart
Sorry I am late visiting this week but was working away all of last week and have only just posted my 'M'