Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Mozart's Simple Beauty

Please enjoy one of my repeat classical music posts I publish on the weekends of the Tales.

W.A. Mozart [1756-1791]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the quintessential classical composer, along with Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Franz Joseph Haydn, are my top four favorite composers.  

Mozart, in my opinion, could make more with an uncomplicated theme or idea than any other composer. The musical idea may at first sound simple without much substance but the genius Mozart could turn it into a musical beauty with depth.

In the first movement of Mozart's 29th symphony in A Major, Mozart opens with a scherzo-like two note motif that he develops fully into a beautiful substantial movement.  This is a very pleasant and satisfying symphony in typical Mozart classical style.   

Please turn up the volume and listen to the first movement of Mozart's symphony #29 and be sure and listen to the first two notes of the symphony and see how he uses that short motif to develop this orchestral beauty in only the way the genius Mozart could.

W.A. Mozart: Symphony #29 in A Major, movement 1, Allegro moderato:

Wasn't that "simply" beautiful!


servative said...

Beethovan, Bach, Mozart ... heaven! TY Big Mike :)

Big Mike said...

Amen, serv! You're welcome!

eurobird said...

The music world is now poorer with the passing of this great conductor. Rest in musical peace!

Big Mike said...

Thanks Eurobird.