“Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183”
The classical era lasted from the 1750s to the 1820s, during this period the progression in instrumental music depended greatly on the influence of three master composers. The three were Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven (Kamien 156). Like the period before classical music, instrument has become just as important as vocal music. But, unlike the baroque period, the classical period music incorporated more movements, had more than one central mood, rhythm was flexible, the texture was centrally homophonic, and other characteristics. The classical orchestra during the period had four section which are strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. During this period one of the great master composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born on 1756. At a young age, he was considered a music prodigy. During the classical period some of the musical forms that were written are operas, piano concertos, chamber music (string quartet and string quintet), symphonies, and other genres. Mozart was able to write in all those musical forms and considered the most versatile composer during this period (Kamien 176). Although, Mozart composed over 600 music pieces, which is considered a tremendous amount during his time. Out of all Mozart’s symphony, he only had two symphonies that were in minor key symphonies no. 25 and no. 40 (classicalmusic.about.com). This research paper would analysis and discuss symphony no. 25 and Mozart’s life a few years before and after he composed this symphony (biographyonline.net).Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 or “little” G minor was composed around September 1773. The first time it was performed was on October 5, 1773 in Salzbur…
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