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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus(Encyclopedia)Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus mt´särt, Ger. vôlf´gäng ämäd´oos m´tsärt [key], 1756–91, Austrian composer, b. Salzburg. Mozart represents one of the great peaks in the history of music. ...
Vienna State Opera(Encyclopedia)Vienna State Opera, opera house and company in Vienna, Austria, founded in 1869 as an expansion of the Vienna Court Opera (Hofoper). Destroyed by wartime bombing in 1945, the elegant building's recons...
Amadeus(Encyclopedia)Amadeus, 1845–90, king of Spain (1870–73), duke of Aosta, son of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy. After the expulsion (1868) of Queen Isabella II, Juan Prim urged the Cortes to elect Amadeus as king. ...
Salieri, Antonio(Encyclopedia)Salieri, Antonio äntô´ny säly´r [key], 1750–1825, Italian composer and conductor. He received his first training in Italy, going afterward (1766) to Vienna, where he remained as conductor...
Amadeus VIII(Encyclopedia)Amadeus VIII md´s [key], 1383–1451, count (1391–1416) and duke (from 1416) of Savoy, antipope (1439–49) with the name Felix V. In 1434 he appointed his son regent of Savoy and retired t...
Amadeus, Lake(Encyclopedia)Amadeus, Lake m´ds [key], large, usually dry, shallow salt lake, 340 sq mi (881 sq km), 76 mi (122 km) long, 12 mi (19 km) wide, SW Northern Territory, Australia. The lakebed is usually cover...
Sawallisch, Wolfgang(Encyclopedia)Sawallisch, Wolfgang, 1923–2013, German conductor, b. Munich. A specialist in the classical German repertoire, Sawallisch began conducting as a teenager. After World War II, he became a coach at the...
Schäuble, Wolfgang(Encyclopedia)Schäuble, Wolfgang vôlf´gäng sh´bl [key], 1942–, German political leader. He studied law and economics at the Univ. of Freiburg and the Univ. of Hamburg and then worked as a tax lawyer (197...
Sankt Wolfgang(Encyclopedia)Sankt Wolfgang zängkt vôlf´gäng [key], town, Upper Austria prov., in the Salzkammergut, on the Wolfgang See, a lake. It is a popular resort, famous for the White Horse Inn. A noteworthy attraction...
Kapp, Wolfgang(Encyclopedia)Kapp, Wolfgang vôlf´gäng käp [key], 1858–1922, German right-wing politician. In 1920 he led the uprising known as the Kapp putsch, an armed revolt in Berlin aimed at restoring the German monarch...
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