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Mozart b

Classical Period

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
part b

 The ''magic flute'' is considered to be one of the most representative artwoks  of the Enlightenment

Mozart -A musical joke K522 -IV Presto
An early use of polytonality can be heard in Mozart's music . In his "musical joke" K522 (1787), the composer deliberately ends with the violins, violas, cellos and French horn playing in four discordant keys simultaneously; B flat, G major, A major and E flat major.  Polytonality occurs in later composers such as Igor Stravinsky

Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626)
Mozart left this work unfinished because of his death, on 5th of December 1791. It was completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr and was given to Franz von Walsegg  in 1792.   

                    Constanze Mozart (1762-1842)

1840 daguerreotype allegedly of Constanze Mozart, seen at front on the far left, two years before her death. Bavarian composer Max Keller  is seated center front and to his left is his wife, Josefa. From left to right in rear are the family cook, Philip Lattner (Keller's brother in law), and Keller's daughters Luise and Josefa. The image was first brought to scholarly attention in 1958.

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