miercuri, 20 mai 2015

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Austrian composer - Antique Unused Austrian Artist Portrait Postcard, ca. 1900, Bruder Kohn


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Austrian composer - Antique Unused Austrian Artist Portrait Postcard, ca. 1900, Bruder Kohn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. 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 travelled 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 portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons.He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound; Ludwig van Beethovencomposed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years.
Antique unused, unposted condition, with some minor edge and corner wear from age and storage, it measures 5.5 x 3.5 in. (approx. 14cm x 9cm). Printed in Austria, the copyright is B. K. W. I (Bruder Kohn/Kohn Brothers) and numbered 871/33. Established in 1898 by three brothers, Solomon, Adolpf and Alfred, and known for their art cards, the brothers were deported in 1942, perishing in 1938 at Auschwitz. Minna Pixner, Solomon's daughter, escaped to England and reestablished the family business in 1949
Price - $ 10.00