Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Standard Name: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus


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Education Margaret Kennedy
As a student she sang in the Oxford Bach Choir . Mozart was then unfashionable, and Kennedy boldly defended him against the prejudice of the choir's director.
Leonardi, Susan J. Dangerous by Degrees: Women at Oxford and the Somerville College Novelists. Rutgers University Press.
Education Vernon Lee
Violet also had several German and Swiss governesses. Marie Krebs Schülpbach , who taught her at Thun in Switzerland when Violet stayed there in 1866-9, was especially influential: they read theGrimms , Goethe ...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Cowden Clarke
Vincent Novello , MCC 's father, was a music teacher, choirmaster, composer, and music publisher, who played the organ for the Portuguese Embassy Chapel at South Street, Grosvenor Square, London, for twenty-six years. There...
Intertextuality and Influence Candia McWilliam
All the characters are fond of aphorisms (from Anne we get Bitterness is wanton, like showing the hangman the gauge of your neck . . . . It also comes easily to lazy sentimentalists
McWilliam, Candia. A Case of Knives. Bloomsbury.
Intertextuality and Influence Eleanor Farjeon
The Two Bouquets, An Operetta sets out to be very Victorian and also to parody Mozart 's Marriage of Figaro.
Farjeon, Annabel. Morning has Broken: A Biography of Eleanor Farjeon. Julia MacRae.
An Elephant in Arcady, set in the eighteenth century, revolves around the...
Intertextuality and Influence Elaine Feinstein
The range of allusion in these poems is extraordinarily wide although the tone is never pretentious. Gluttony is described as a ballad after the manner of Bert Brecht .
Feinstein, Elaine. Gold. Carcanet.
For the title piece—which speaks...
Intertextuality and Influence Noel Streatfeild
Apple Bough, 1962 (illustrated by Margery Gill , published as Traveling Shoes in the USA), is remarkable from a feminist point of view for the name of the youngest child in the central family...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Ann Kelty
The book bears in various details the influence of Jane Austen , though its overall project of pious didacticism is at odds with Austen's approach. The title-page quotes Rousseau on the topic of the sensitive...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Pipe Wolferstan
The title poem alludes through its name to Mozart 's Magic Flute. Its protagonist, Catherine, nearly eighteen, is gently mocked for her literary aspirations: Her Poems good, if not surprising, / On Friendship, Death...
Leisure and Society Josephine Butler
While in Oxford, JB , along with three of her husband's colleagues, formed a string quartet to study and perform the music of Haydn , Mozart , and Beethoven .
Petrie, Glen. A Singular Iniquity: The Campaigns of Josephine Butler. Macmillan.
Leisure and Society Mary Cowden Clarke
At Salzburg in 1879 MCC heard Hans Richter conducting the Vienna Orchestra (now the Vienna Philharmonic), and thought him the best conductor she had ever heard, superior even to Mendelssohn.
Clarke, Mary Cowden. My Long Life. Dodd, Mead.
In London in 1881...
Leisure and Society Sheenagh Pugh
She lists her interests as language, history, northern landscapes . . . snooker, mortality, cyberspace, and especially people.
Pugh, Sheenagh. “Sheenagh Pugh”. Yahoo! GeoCities.
In another place this list appears reshuffled, stretched to include beautiful men and music from Mozart to...
Literary responses Dora Carrington
When artist and critic Henry Lamb viewed the image of the last, he apparently heard or saw music in it. He informed her: I think there is something so very good about your head of...
Literary responses Toni Morrison
O'Brien , however, was overall dissatisfied with Jazz. She felt something was lacking, and missed the emotional nexus, the moment shorn of all artifice that brings us headlong into the deepest recesses of feeling...
Literary responses Harold Pinter
Peter Hall , its first director, likened the play to Mozart 's music for its precision, lyricism, and sudden descents into pain which are quickly over because of a healthy sense of the ridiculous.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Samuel Beckett


July 1765: The child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

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July 1765

The child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart left London, where he had resided throughout the previous year, playing before the royal family, and enjoying great popular success.

1 May 1786: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Le Nozze...

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1 May 1786

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 's opera Le Nozze di Figaro (in English The Marriage of Figaro) opened on stage in Vienna.

26 January 1790: Mozart's opera Così Fan Tutte had its premiere...

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26 January 1790

Mozart 's opera Così Fan Tutte had its premiere in Vienna.

30 September 1791: Mozart's last opera, Die Zauberflöte or The...

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30 September 1791

Mozart 's last opera, Die Zauberflöte or The Magic Flute (strictly not an opera but a singspiel because of its spoken passages) opened in Vienna.

1816: Gioacchino Rossini's opera Il Barbiere di...

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Gioacchino Rossini 's opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) had its first performance in Rome; its libretto, by Beaumarchais , is a prequel to The Marriage of Figaro, set by Mozart .


da Ponte, Lorenzo, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Cosi fan tutte Libretto. Translator Ridler, Anne, Perpetua, 1987.