Leopold Mozart

Biography

Born: November 14, 1719; Augsburg, Germany   Died: May 28, 1787; Salzburg, Austria  
Johan Georg Leopold Mozart was born in Augsburg, Austria, on November 14, 1719, son of a bookbinder. On his father's death in 1736, he was sent to Salzburg to study for the priesthood. When he ended these studies, he found a job as a valet and musician in a noble family. He worked himself up through the ranks and in 1757 became court composer to the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. In 1747 he married Anna Maria Pertl. They had seven children, but Read more only two survived. Maria Anna Wallburga Ignatia ("Nannerl") and the great Wolfgang Amadé Mozart. For the rest of his life he held his Salzburg position, educated these children, and directed the career of his son until Wolfgang's majority.

Leopold was a skilled composer of considerable imagination, good enough that some of his own work was confused with that of his son. Most of this music was written in the earlier part of his career; his composition trailed off as he devoted more of his attention to the development (and exploitation) of Wolfgang's talents. Another important contribution to music was his exceptionally fine treatise on violin playing, published in 1756. It details many things about musical expression and ornamentation that have proven invaluable to scholars investigating authentic performance practice. Read less
Mozart: Lieder / Suzie Leblanc, Yannick Nézet-séguin
Release Date: 05/30/2006   Label: Atma Classique  
Catalog: 22327   Number of Discs: 1
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Leopold Mozart


MOST POPULAR WORKS
I. Allegro
II. Menuetto - Trio
III. Finale: Allegro
I. Andante (cadenza by N. Eklund)
II. Allegro moderato
WORKS
I. Allegro
II. Menuetto - Trio
III. Finale: Allegro
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in D Major: I. Adagio
II. Allegro moderato
Horn Concerto in D (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato
Horn Concerto in D (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Horn Concerto in D (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Menuetto
III. Allegro
I. Andante (cadenza by N. Eklund)
II. Allegro moderato
L. Mozart: Sinfonia in D major "Die Bauernhochzeit" (Peasant Wedding) - 1. Marcia villanesca
L. Mozart: Sinfonia in D major "Die Bauernhochzeit" (Peasant Wedding) - 2. Menuett
L. Mozart: Sinfonia in D major "Die Bauernhochzeit" (Peasant Wedding) - 3. Andante
L. Mozart: Sinfonia in D major "Die Bauernhochzeit" (Peasant Wedding) - 4. Menuett
L. Mozart: Sinfonia in D major "Die Bauernhochzeit" (Peasant Wedding) - 5. Finale. Molto allegro
I. Marcia villanesca
II. Menuet
III. Andante
IV. Menuet
V. Finale: Molto allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Allegro assai
II. Menuet e trio
III. Andante
IV. Presto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Menuet e trio
III. Andante
IV. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Menuet e trio
III. Andante
IV. Allegro
I. Presto assai
II. Andante staccato
III. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Andante non poco
III. Presto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Presto assai
I. Allegro
II. Andante un poco - Allegretto
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro
L. Mozart: Sinfonia burlesca in G major - 1. Sinfonia
L. Mozart: Sinfonia burlesca in G major - 2. Hanswurst (Menuett)
L. Mozart: Sinfonia burlesca in G major - 3. Il Signor Pantalone (Andante)
L. Mozart: Sinfonia burlesca in G major - 4. Arlecchino
I. Allegro
II. Andante, piu tosto un poco
III. Menuet
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Presto


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