Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Adagio for Glass Harmonica in C major


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Adagio for Glass Harmonica in C major

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About 'Adagio for Glass Harmonica in C major'

Artist: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (biography)   (sheet music)
Born:January 27, 1756 , December 5, 1791
Died:Salzburg , Vienna
The Artist:A child prodigy, Mozart wrote his first symphony when he was eight years old and his first opera at 12. He went on to write some of the most important masterpieces of the Classical era, including symphonies, operas, string quartets and piano music.
Composed:1815
Info:
The Glass Armonica is an instrument invented by none other than Benjamin Franklin, founding father of the United States. The instrument consists of a series of rotating glasses played with the finers.

Composers were also struck by the haunting sounds produced by Franklin's instrument. Mozart wrote two pieces for the instrument including this "Adagio and Rondo 617".


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