Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), prolific and influential composer of classical music.

Etymologies

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Mozart +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Esters are those fruity "Mozartian" as Turin would write chemicals.

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  • The year began with a Mozartian bang as Radio 3 gave us – or subjected us to, depending on your point of view – every note Wolfgang Amadeus ever wrote.

    The best classical music of 2011: Tom Service's choice

  • Renowned for his Mozartian roles, he's also carved out a niche in contemporary opera, appearing in John Adams's "Doctor Atomic" and Mark-Anthony Turnage's "The Silver Tassie," and earlier this year played Howard K. Stern in the world premiere of Mr. Turnage's "Anna Nicole," based on the life of the eponymous glamour model, at the Royal Opera House in London.

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  • The dark obsession at the Bastille is countered by the brilliance of Mozartian melody at the Palais Garnier, where a sterling cast makes "La Clemenza di Tito" a delight.

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  • Thirty years ago, when the British director Jonathan Miller turned his attention to Mozartian opera, the justification for his radical, composer-ignoring approach was that "we owe him nothing."

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  • There was similar Mozartian crispness and fine phrasing in the D major Haffner symphony that opened the concert.

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  • Full of Mozartian echoes and with the same orchestration as Così fan tutte, the opera is prime Glyndebourne territory.

    The Rake's Progress; BBC Prom 35; Three Choirs festival

  • Serail also has a somewhat miscast tenor in the form of Matthew Polenzani who is fine but not particularly Mozartian in any way.

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  • Mr. Pizzarelli ' s tone here assumes a Mozartian purity, even while his approach to ballad playing seems more modern than most modernists yet as warm and emotional as it ' s possible for the clarinet and the tenor sax to sound.

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  • Bigger in scale than most, it's closer in feel to Strauss's own mid-period operas – Rosenkavalier, say, or Intermezzo – than to Mozartian neo-classicism.

    Strauss: Oboe Concerto; Serenade in E Flat; Suite in B Flat – review

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