Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mozart Monument in Salzburg, Austria

I have been browsing for half an hour now of a picture to share here. I finally found a picture taken in Salzburg, Austria, the birthplace of the famous composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salzburg, also known literally as "Salt Fortress" is the 4th largest city in Austria. It is the capital of the federal state of Salzburg.

The image I have below is the Denkmal or monument of Mozart located in Salzburg, Austria. This was taken during my first visit in this city last June 2007. I already visited this city twice and the last one was in November 2008.

it's me striking in front of Mozart's monument in Salzburg, Austria last June 2007

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood in Salzburg. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty; at 17 he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and the Requiem. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart

3 comments:

My Public Secrets said...

I want to go there someday Sis. dyan din kasi pinanganak ang asawa ko. His originally from Salzburg. di pa man ako nakakapunta, love kona ang place na yan. beautiful picture you've got Sis :)

pilgrimchick said...

Gotta love Mozart--there is someone who everyone, no matter where they are, knows.

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