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Mozart and Schubert in Vienna (03:29)


No other city in the world can match the importance of Vienna in the history of music. Mozart believed in the aristocratic civilized society; on the other hand, Franz Schubert had little faith in the public forms of patronage and success.

Mozart's "Andante for Flute and Orchestra" (02:26)

The silent, simple elegance will never fade from Mozart's music. James Galway plays the composer's Andante for Flute and Orchestra.

Child Prodigy (01:30)

In Salzburg, Mozart's father recognized his son as a child prodigy. By the age of 6, Mozart was being shown off at courts and traveled frequently throughout Europe. Wherever he went he picked up musical ideas.

Mozart's "Haffner Serenade" (03:16)

Viewers hear Mozart's "Haffner Serenade" and see views of Salzburg.

Mozart in Vienna (03:50)

After three months in Vienna, Mozart decided he could forge his life there. He became a free-lance musician. Viewers hear Mozart's Piano Concerto in F played by the Vienna Philharmonic.

Mozart's Personal Life (03:51)

Mozart married Constanze Weber in Vienna. The marriage was a happy one, but Mozart was never able to make money or find a suitable court appointment in Vienna. Viewers hear the finale of Piano Concerto in F.

Man of the Theater (01:41)

The orchestra in Mozart's operas acts as an instrument of theater says Sir Peter Hall. Mozart departed from the tradition of writing operas about mythological figures and wrote operas about the present day.

"Don Giovanni" (05:29)

Mozart's "Don Giovanni" was a great success in Prague. The finale of "Don Giovanni" is included.

Prague Symphony (04:28)

Viewers hear an excerpt from the Symphony No. 38 in D ("Prague") played by the Czech Philharmonic.

"Cosi Fan Tutte" (05:16)

The story in Cosi Fan Tutte (Finale, Act I) is based on a scandal in Mozart's time. Viewers enjoy this excerpt from the opera.

Mozart's "Requiem" (03:20)

Mozart never achieved financial success in his lifetime, and he died impoverished. Few people attended his funeral and at the time no one marked his grave. Hear "Dies Irae and Lachrymosa" from Mozart's Requiem.

Franz Schubert--Personal and Professional Life (02:11)

Supported by friends and occasional commissions and fees, Schubert was able to devote himself to full-time composing. Schubert did not hear his music performed professionally, but in Vienna's coffee houses, his friends played and sang his work.

Schubert's Songs (02:08)

Schubert wrote over 600 songs. "Seligheit," a piano-accompanied solo, is included. Schubert's music is just as important as the words of his songs.

Schubert Poetical Inspiration (05:07)

Schubert's song cycle is based on poems by Wilhelm Müller. Viewers are treated to a professional performance of "Frühlingslaube," a song about spring and love.

Schubert's Impromptus (01:48)

Pianist Jörg Demus plays one of Schubert's Impromptus.

"Quartet in C Minor" (06:34)

Like Mozart, Schubert left unfinished compositions, not because he died but because he felt he could not match the perfection of the first movements. Viewers hear Quartet in C Minor,

Schubert's "An die Musik" (02:23)

Viewers hear Schubert's "An die Musik."

Credits: Vienna (01:19)

Credits: Vienna

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This program covers Mozart in Salzburg; Mozart in Vienna; Mozart’s operas examined by Sir Peter Hall; the great Mozart symphonies and the Requiem Mass; and Schubert, his piano works, chamber music, and Lieder. Performers include James Galway, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Jörg Demus, and the Amadeus Quartet. Contents include excerpts from: Mozart’s Dies Irae and Lachrymosa from the Requiem, Andante in C Major, Piano Concerto K414, Haffner Serenade, Piano Concerto in F, Don Giovanni, Symphony No. 38 in D (‘Prague’), Cosi Fan Tutte (Finale, Act I); Schubert’s Seeligkeit, Frühlingslaube, German Dances, Impromptus and First Waltzes, Quartet in C Minor, and An die Musik. (61 minutes)

Length: 61 minutes

Item#: BVL722

ISBN: 978-0-7365-5845-7

Copyright date: ©1982

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