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The Amadeus Myth: Mozart and his World, Culture and Society in late Eighteenth Century in Vienna, By Sandy Burnett

Classical music reached a peak of perfection in Vienna during the last three decades of the 18th century, an era in which every aristocratic household worth its salt had a Kapelle or band of musicians to keep everyone entertained. In particular, the refined musical discourse of the string quartet was held to be the highest form of musical art; the elegant interplay of its various string instruments once ewas likened by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to “four intelligent people conversing.”

In this illustrated talk, Sandy Burnett  examines the perfect storm of circumstances that made this extraordinary era possible and considers the remarkable figure of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a musician rightly prized - and mythologised - as one of the greatest there has ever been.

25
March
2020

Classical music reached a peak of perfection in Vienna during the last three decades of the 18th century, an era in which every aristocratic household worth its salt had a Kapelle or band of musicians to keep everyone entertained.

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