Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Janissary Music

In the 18th century, Janissary music became all the rage in Europe. Janissaries were the men who guarded the sultan of Turkey. They had wonderful bands that included instruments that sounded very exotic to European ears: cymbals, triangles and bass drums.When Janissary music caught on in Europe, many composers, including Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, started using those instruments in their music.
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Music In This Episode

Turkish March

Abduction from the Seraglio Overture

Abu Hassan Overture

Symphony No. 100

Wellingtons Victory

Symphony No. 9

Turkish Rondo from Piano Sonata in A, K. 331