Interesting facts about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart receives at his birth the name Theophilus, which in Greek means The man who is loved by God. Later, this name changed into German Gottlieb. Amadeus is an agnomen received by Mozart when he was 16 years old, after his visit to Italy, at Bologna, where he started the beholders through his talent as composer and musician.
The famous Mozart sweets, Mozart Kugeln, are prepared in Vienna by Mirabell. These bonbons are made of bitter chocolate, almond crème and delicious marzipan.
Lorenzo da Ponte, a famous poet, friend with well-known Casanova, wrote the librettos for Mozart’s masterpieces: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutte.
Mozart composed 41 de symphonies. The last one was called ‘Jupiter’.
Mozart’s music has therapeutic attributes. His works are used in the best psychiatric hospitals around the world.
Milos Forman directed Amadeus movie in 1984. The screenplay was written by Peter Shaffer, who transformed into a movie his well-known play. His play was inspired by Pushkin’s ‘Mozart and Salieri’ .
Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus’ father, was a violin teacher and a composer. He composed the lovely ‘Toy Symphony’.
For the duet between Papageno and Papagena from singspiel ‘The Magic Flute’, Mozart combined a few simple sounds just like in a children’s game, but the aria sounds incredibly beautiful. Most probably the recipe is very simple, but the magic ingredient is called genius and Mozart had a lot of it.
The Abduction from the Seraglio and The Magic Flute are not operas but singspiels. They both have a libretto in German.