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Was Mozart and innovator?

Was Mozart an innovator?

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As the years go by I´m becoming more and more interested in Mozart´s music. Obviously he was a genius, and one of the greatest composers ever, but it´s not as clear to me if he was an innovator as a composer. I can tell why both Haydn and Beethoven were innovators and introduced new compositional aspects in the classical period, but not in Mozart´s case. In searching for this topic I´ve found opposite points of view.
So, I would like to know what people think here in TC about this. Was Mozart an innovator? Yes, no, Why? If the answer is "yes", In what senses he was? Did he introduced or developed inedit aspects in classical music´s world? Thanks by advance for your opinions! :tiphat:
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Mozart was a principal force in the development of the piano forte.
Mozart operas were revolutionary in their dramatic integration of plot, character, character development, and music.
I even think the violin-viola riffing in the Concerto Consonants prefigured jazz. The same dynamic is at work in Batti batti, o bel Masetto between the soprano and the cello (it could be described as intercourse) but only in performances by conductors like von Karajan who.understood such potentials.
Mozart was more than innovative; his work was revolutionary.
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