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So. What do you know of Viennese Classicism?!
It's Haydn :iconhaydnplz:, Mozart :iconpervymozartplz:, Beethoven :iconpissedoffbeethoven:, yes?
... ... Go on, put your thinking cap on!
(Yeah, you'll need a strong shot of VODKA!!! for this ... )
Turn ON the Logic button: despite sharing certain stylistic frames 18th century generally stood for, Haydn (*Rohrau) lived most of his productive years in Hungarian Esterháza and has distributed his works (and of others, it's complicated) from there, Mozart was a proud Salzburgian German (''we Germans'' phrase - Leo moved from northern Augsburg) and first hand sucked up influences from all over Europe and in total spent less than 9 years in Vienna (minus the travels) and Beethoven,
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B.) GOOD LUCK SALIERI!
Here :iconwineplz:, use WINE this time: text runs off a bit, just bare with me, lots of lovely nuggets are offered to tickle your mind ...
... To death quoted, but fairly accurate ~ MOSEL's description:
"Salieri was in stature small rather than large, neither fat nor lean, of a brunette complexion, lively eyes, black hair, temperament choleric, quick tempered, but able to say with Horace, *tamen ut placabilis essem*, [ his anger was easily appeased ] for reflection always very quickly took the place of his anger. He was fond of order and neatness, dressed fashionably but always in clothes suited to his years. All games were alike indifferent to him, he drank nothing but water, but was inordinately fond of backed cakes and sweets. Reading, music and solitary walks were his favourite amusements. Ingratitude was hateful to him; on the contrary, among the most pleasant of his duties were those which a sense of obligation was imposed upon him
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PART 4 (A)
SALIERI: ... Grab a beer, this will take a while ...
A.) ... FIRST THINGS FIRST!:
Now. About Caterina Cavalieri and Antonio Salieri ~ 'cause let's face it: this is the most interesting part of the canon!
Anotnio Salieri as a Lover ... Hmmm! Well, we only have the ONE anecdote which Wolf Mozart related in his letter about them visiting his *Zauberflöte* together – but as much as I absolutely deplore to admit it – Braunbehrens might be right in saying they were ''just friends'' ...
Turn ON the Logic button:
1.) Mozart personally new both and was collaborating with both on many projects (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per_la_ricuperata_salute_di_Ofelia), the last of which may have been the Tonkünstlersozietät's concert of 16/17 April 1791 ~ where Salieri directed works by Mozart (symphonies, arias) and Paisiello, and again (under direction of Salieri) in August the *Coronation Mass* with insert
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... I blame Rousseau and Rameau ...
(Who bickered bitterly over importance & primate of Melody over Harmony – & vice versa.)
When I first heard *Tarare* I thought: what the f.ck is this sh.. of an opera?! But then it hit me: it is precisely what it is not ... It pretty much throws away the form, disregards the usual numbers and is a constant flow of music and words coming out as musically spoken – yet as true to natural speech as possible – continuously, without a break and without one element EVER noticeably topping off the other. Beaumarchais insisted on primarity of words (parlando, arioso, melisima): of the story, of dialogue, of, in short – what translated as sung speech or recitativo – which makes it neither wholly an opera nor a drama – but a clever synthesis of both – a deal which only Dickie WAGNER about 70 years later managed to pull off (in his own, more lyrical way and with his own libre
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Cave ab homine unius libri ... "We are all one. Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way." ~ Neale Donald Walsch
Had he but spar'd his Tongue and Pen, He might have rose like other Men:
But, Power was never in his Thought; And, Wealth he valu'd not a Groat:
Ingratitude he often found, And pity'd those who meant the Wound:
But, kept the Tenor of his Mind, To merit well of human Kind:
Nor made a Sacrifice of those Who still were true, to please his Foes.
* Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift.
... Digging up dead people. ... For study purposes!
... CORRECTING THE GAPS in our COLLECTIVE MEMORY.
... For FUN, really.
''Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Quand la populance se mele de raisonner, tout est perdu.'' (Reason can justify everything - it is its winning trait - and a deadly flaw ...)
LIFE'S MOTTO: (one for Reality, one for Illusion)
~ Bumbulum magnum - vince pecunia. ( = Fart great - win money.)
~ Teneant omnes cervisia et evomere postea. (= Hold all the beer and vomit afterwards.)
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