Talk:Leopold Mozart

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Isn't it questionable to include a reference to some ostensible truth revealed by "modern psychoanalysis" since it is a field that is quite controversial and pseudoscientific? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.185.213.33 (talk) 10:15, 17 May 2006

Hello Anon, could you please be more specific? I looked in the article and couldn't find any mention of psychoanalysis. Opus33 (talk) 18:48, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Expulsion from university[edit]

Does anyone know why Leopold was expelled from university? 83.5.249.115 08:13, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Apparently he attended it poorly. He was quite calm when he summoned by the directors and expelled. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.79.236.35 (talk) 02:47, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Moving a passage to this talk page[edit]

Hello, I've just moved this from the article to this page:

Most critics would agree that he reached a high point of his creativity around 1760. After that, the amount of time he put into composing as well as teaching violin gradually decreased until 1771, when he wrote his last composition. He did, however still concentrate on his job as Kappellmeister as well as many of his and his son's concerts all around the world. He did however mention that he hated those in a letter to his daughter. He wrote, "Every day there are concerts; and the whole time is given up to teaching, music, composing and so forth. I feel rather out of it all. If only the concerts were over! It is impossible for me to describe the rush and bustle."[1][2]

The first two sentences repeat material given earlier. Leopold wasn't a Kapellmeister. His son didn't perform all over the world, just parts of Western Europe.

The letter is quoted out of context: it comes from the time (1785) of Leopold's visit to Wolfgang and Constanze in Vienna. Most of the letters from this visit indicate that Leopold was very happy to observe his son's success at first hand; for discussion, see Solomon 1995, 346. The letter quoted here was an exception; it expressed the old man's fatigue at following around after Wolfgang on a daily basis, during a very hectic phase of the latter's career. Opus33 16:07, 14 October 2007 (UTC)


Johann Georg Mozart[edit]

An article was just added on Leopold's father. Is anything of substance actually known about him? If so, please add it to keep the article from otherwise very likely deletion. If not, please change to a redirect. DGG (talk) 17:07, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Composer project review[edit]

I've reviewed this article as part of the Composers project review of its B-class articles. This article is clearly B-class; but is arguably defective in its treatment of him as a composers. My full review is on the comments page; questions or comments should be left here or on my talk page. Magic♪piano 14:17, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Amadeus[edit]

Isn't his portrayal by Roy Dotrice in "Amadeus" worthy of inclusion in this article?

Hello, and please don't yell. Typically, when classical music figures are referenced by popular culture items, we report this in the articles about the popular culture item, not the classical music figure. This normally will best serve the reader seeking information. Opus33 (talk) 18:43, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Grave[edit]

Leopold Mozart was not buried in the grave in the St. Sebastian cemetery, but in the communal crypt. See Walther Brauneis: "Am Grabe Leopold Mozarts. Tod und Begräbnis von Mozarts Vater im Spiegel der Berchtold zu Sonnenburgschen Familienchronik." In: Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl, Thomas Hochradner (Hrsg.): Auf eigenem Terrain. Beiträge zur Salzburger Musikgeschichte. Festschrift Gerhard Walterskirchen zum 65. Geburtstag. Selke Verlag, Salzburg 2004, ISBN 3-901353-32-1, S. 401–416.--80.121.81.187 (talk) 21:08, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. This article is extremely weak, because as usual it is based on the weakest available literature (Solomon, Halliwell), without taking into account the most important German standard works (Mančal, Valentin, etc.).--Suessmayr (talk) 21:31, 21 June 2014 (UTC)