Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy Birthday Mozart! The Life and Works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [streaming audio]

Mozart was born on this day in 1756. Students can learn about his life and key selections from his musical works by listening to the streaming audio: the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

Summary:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the most astonishing child prodigy in the history of music, is felt by many people to be the greatest composer who ever lived. Dominated and shaped by a highly intelligent but frustrated and ambitious father, his story sees the development of a unique genius, from precocious and often endearing childhood to liberated fulfillment, unexpected poverty, and a tragically early death. Generously illustrated by Mozart's music, from his fifth to his final year, this portrait-in-sound reveals a fascinating yet elusive character, drawing richly on the words of the composer himself and those who knew him.


Database:
Naxos Music Library a comprehensive collection of recorded classical music available via streaming access. It includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogues. Classic pop, blues, contemporary instrumental, gospel, and rock music as well as Chinese orchestral music are also represented. Includes biographical information on composers or artists.

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