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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart musical style and contributions

-Viennese Classical ideals

-explored, advanced, developed virtually all Classical genres

-counterpoint within homophonic textures

-symmetrical phrase structures (four-measure phreses)

-contribute to development of sonata form

-double-exposition sonata form in first movement of concerto

-harmonic language balanced diatonic and chromatic elements

-orchestral writing expanded use of wind instruments

-crystallized 18th-century piano style

-opera central to career

-compelling, realistic characters

-conventional recitativo secco: quickly advance plot

-sectional forms in arias

-vocal qualities and melodic lyricism in instrumental writing

-works cataloged by Ludwig von Köchel 1862 ("K" numbers in titles of works refer to this catalogue)

2

How did Mozart exemplify Viennese Classical ideals?

-elegance

-balance

-poise

-refinement

3

In which works did Mozart crystallize the 18th-century piano style?

-solo works

-concertos

4

Describe Mozart's contribution to opera

-3 types:

-opera serious (serious Italian opera, sung throughout): Idomeneo

-opera buffa (Italian comic opera, sung throughout): The Marriage of Figaro

-Singspiel (German comic opera with spoken dialogue): The Magic Flute

5

How did Mozart create compelling and realistic characters?

-dramatically

-musically

6

Why did Mozart use sectional forms in his arias?

shift moods and point of views in characters