from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus 1756-1791. Austrian composer, among the greatest and most prolific in history. Mozart's over 600 works include 41 symphonies, 27 piano concertos, 16 operas, 19 piano sonatas, and other orchestral and chamber works. As a child prodigy he toured Europe with his father, (Johann Georg) Leopold Mozart (1719-1787), the composer of a renowned violin method.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. By analogy with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a musical virtuoso.
- n. By extension, a virtuoso in any field.
- proper n. A German surname.
- proper n. Specifically, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. prolific Austrian composer and child prodigy; master of the classical style in all its forms of his time (1756-1791)
- n. the music of Mozart
Sorry, no etymologies found.
In auditions, he asks musicians to play a phrase of Mozart as if it were by another composer, such as Brahms, Ravel or Bach.
D minor for Rachmaninoff or Mozart is to express a certain fatal mood.
He writes to Hillary Clinton about an academic paper he has read, titled "On the Economics of Musical Composition in Mozart's Vienna."
On Thursday night, after a visa glitch prevented the contralto Nathalie Stutzmann from arriving for her scheduled "Kindertotenlieder," it was just Eschenbach and the orchestra, in Mozart and Mahler.
Eschenbach's Mozart is healthy and notably non-neurotic, and the symphony was a buoyant bonbon, rushing along in three brief movements, dancing in an ebullient conclusion.
On Ravelry, the Mitered Mozart is easily found, but not the Harmony.
Mozart is certainly more than a foolhardy composer and Salieri more than his covetous adversary.
Mozart is represented by a powdered wig over a brain; John D. Rockefeller's jacket is made out of money.
For Strindberg, on the other hand, all of Mozart is a cacophany of pretentious warbling.
I wonder if it is not related to the theory that Blair Tindall expressed in "Mozart in the Jungle"