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Mozart’s Assistants (2/2)

Mozart’s days were packed with work. How was that to be accomplished? The answer: he had assistants. Two of them remained loyal to him until his last breath.
The first article in this two-part series was about Joseph Weigl, a Kapellmeister with whom Mozart liked to rehearse his operas. Today’s article focuses on a man who was especially helpful to Mozart in composing.

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Mozart’s Assistants (1/2)

Mozart’s days were packed with work. How was that to be managed? The answer: he had assistants. Two of them remained loyal to him until his last breath.

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Bach’s Weimar Problem (And How He Solved It)

Johann Sebastian Bach could have been satisfied on March 2, 1714. After his early professional years, he was appointed concertmaster in Weimar. This meant he received a handsome annual salary of 250 florins. However, there was a problem.

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Lortzing’s Operas (List)

Albert Lortzing (1801–1851) is one of the lesser-known composers today, although he played a decisive role in shaping the genre of German Spieloper. His work “Zar und Zimmermann”, for example, is still popular today. In this list you will find all Lortzing operas with the corresponding work number.

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