Mozart's last three quartets, dedicated to the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm II, are noted for the cantabile character of the parts for cello (the instrument played by the king himself), the sweetness of sounds and the equilibrium among the different instruments. String Quartet No. 21 in D major, K. 575 (1789)
On 23 April, Mozart traveled from Leipzig to Potsdam, near Berlin, where King Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia maintained his principal residence and arrived on 25 April. As noted above, Mozart had told his wife that the King was anxiously awaiting him; if so, the arrival was a disappointment as the following court document indicated:
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on 27 January 1756 to Leopold Mozart (1719–1787) and Anna Maria, née Pertl (1720–1778), at Getreidegasse 9 in Salzburg. Salzburg was the capital of the Archbishopric of Salzburg, an ecclesiastic principality in the Holy Roman Empire (today in Austria).
Maik Irmisch: Kapitel "Greither und Wilhelm Schäfer" in "Aloys Greither - Hautarzt zwischen Mozart, Hesse, Dix und Scharl" Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2006 ISBN 3-8334-4909-8; Wilhelm Schäfer. Zu seinem 50. Geburtstag, hrsg. v. Karl Röttger. München: Müller 1918. Bekenntnis zu Wilhelm Schäfer. Zum 60. Geburtstag des Dichters am 20.
The equestrian statue of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg is a bronze equestrian statue installed outside Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, Germany.. External links
Wilhelm Backhaus ('Bachaus' on some record labels) (26 March 1884 – 5 July 1969) was a German pianist and pedagogue. He was particularly well known for his interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Brahms. He was also much admired as a chamber musician.
Wilhelm Walter Friedrich Kempff (25 November 1895 – 23 May 1991) was a German pianist and composer. Although his repertoire included Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms, Kempff was particularly well known for his interpretations of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert, recording the complete sonatas of both composers.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart je, prema ocjeni mnogih, jedan od najgenijalnijih skladatelja u povijesti glazbe. Mozart je bio čudo od djeteta, dječak koji je prije poznavao note nego slova i koji je već s tri godine počeo pisati jednostavne pjesmice, a s pet održavati koncerte.