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Wolfgang is a German male given name traditionally popular in Germany and Austria. Its earliest known bearer was a tenth century saint. The name is a combination of the Old High German word wulf, meaning "wolf" and gang, meaning "path, journey". Grimm (Teutonic Mythology p. 1093) interpreted the name as that of a hero in front of whom walks the "wolf of victory". A Latin gloss by Arnoldus Emmeramensis interprets the name as Lupambulus.

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Symphony No. 11 (Mozart)
84/73q, was at one time considered unquestionably to be the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ... An early manuscript from Vienna attributes the work to Wolfgang, but nineteenth century copies of the score attribute it respectively to Leopold Mozart and to Carl Dittersdorf ... first movements of the period by the three composers suggests that Wolfgang is the most likely of the three to have been the composer of K73q" ...
Mozart In Italy
... Between 1769 and 1773, the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his father Leopold Mozart made three Italian journeys ... The second and third journeys were to Milan, for Wolfgang to complete operas that had been commissioned there on the first visit ... From the perspective of Wolfgang's musical development the journeys were a considerable success, and his talents were recognised by honours which included a papal knighthood and memberships in leading ...
Wolfgang, Prince Of Anhalt-Köthen - Life
... In 1500, at just eight years of age, Wolfgang was admitted to the University of Leipzig, and in 1508, at sixteen, he took over the government of his principality with residence in Köthen ... Wolfgang had the opportunity to meet Martin Luther at the Diet of Augsburg in 1521 ... With Luther's help, Wolfgang introduced the Reformation in Anhalt-Köthen (1525) and Anhalt-Bernburg (1526), which made them the second and third ...
Mozart In Italy - Background
... tour" of the major Northern European cities, begun when Wolfgang was seven and Nannerl twelve ... and forced the family to seek refuge in Bohemia, where Wolfgang nevertheless contracted the disease ... composer Christoph Willibald Gluck, through an over-eagerness to secure a performance of Wolfgang's first opera, La finta semplice, and as a consequence ...
Mozart In Italy - Third Journey, October 1772 – March 1773
... The Mozarts returned to Milan for Wolfgang to complete the second carnival opera, commissioned at the end of the first journey after the success of Mitridate ... Wolfgang found himself in the familiar routine of composing rapidly while coping with problems such as the late arrival of singers and the withdrawal of the principal tenor due to illness ... Leopold reported on 18 December that the tenor had arrived, that Wolfgang was composing his arias at breakneck speed, and that rehearsals were in full swing ...

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