Mozart was just 25-years-old when he moved out of the nest. Away from home, he found love, musical inspiration, and composed his first opera, Abduction from the Seraglio, in Vienna. That piece, along with others, kick-started his career.
To make his music more accessible, he composed octets, as did Krommer with his Partita in F Major, Beethoven with Rondino in E-flat, Schubert with his Minuet, and Mozart again with his Serenade no. 11 in E-flat. As a result, their music was brought into the homes of the wealthy, who employed their own personal wind bands. These bands were typically made up of flutes, clarinets, horns, and bassoons. To hear the music these wind bands played, check out wcfsymphony’s winds on Sunday, August 5th at 4 p.m. on IPR's Symphonies of Iowa!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture, Abduction from the Seraglio (Harmoniemusik)
Franz Krommer Partita in F major
Ludwig van Beethoven Rondino in E-flat
Franz Schubert Minuet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade no. 11 in E-flat