Mozart in Vienna: City of Music
Register for this Fall 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website
Against his father’s wishes, Mozart moved to Vienna in 1781. There he would display his brilliant keyboard skills and compose some of Western Classical Music’s most memorable works. He would marry and raise a family, become friends with Haydn, collaborate with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte and co-exist with court composer Antonio Salieri. We will experience the Symphony in C “Jupiter”, The Magic Flute, the Clarinet Concerto, the Prussian string quartets, the Piano Quartet in g minor, the Requiem and other major works while chronicling Mozart’s challenging life as an independent musician in Vienna, the “City of Dreams” and cultural powerhouse of the 18th century. No musical knowledge is necessary for the enjoyment of this course. Fall 2023 tuition is $849.
Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.
You'll Walk Away with
- Familiarity with Mozart’s most well-known works
- An understanding of Vienna’s role in the development of classical music
- Knowledge about Mozart’s life and influences
- The curious and creative
- Classical music lovers and those wishing to learn more about classical music