Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

An unknown child reacted to a performance of Mozart by blurting out "WOW!" at the end of one composition.
Judges said cheese exposed to hip hop had the best smell and taste, compared to those exposed to Mozart or Led Zeppelin.
Photo of Mozart statue courtesy Tourismus Salzburg In a room illuminated by candlelight, two singers, garbed in the costumes
Whether in his definitive biography of Ives, his meditation on Brahms or in this most recent offering, Swafford gets to the core of the man and deep inside the music.
So far this season at the Met I have seen three sensational shows, The Marriage of Figaro, The Death of Klinghoffer and most recently Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
Beyond the nonstop stream of colorful images, what I admired was an impressive group of artists, many of whom were making their WNO debut in this beloved Mozart work.
And speaking of Angels, have you been following the cultural revelations coming out of the Vatican? It seems that there isn't
For me, the choice was obvious: "Penny Lane," a bouncy tune that's bounced around in my head since I first heard it in my
I've never before said a final goodbye to a piece of music, but just before Christmas I packed up two enormous suitcases of quartet music and took it to my basement storage bin. It was a strange sensation, somewhat ghoulish, like burying one's self alive.
Casanova was a friend of Lorenzo da Ponte, the man who wrote the words to Mozart's Don Giovanni. Casanova, Lorenza da Ponte, and Don Giovanni. A frighteningly powerful intersection of virility, machismo and hubris.


Don Giovanni was a womanizer -- one beside whom Don Draper would pale. But it was not this Don's philandering, but the way in which he held himself above God and all morality that shocked Mozart's audiences most.
Composer and pianist Timothy Andres's take on the subject of demigods in art is far removed from conventional Romanticism: "We like to imagine that our artists have this kind of divine inspiration. I think if they say they do, they're probably having you on," says Andres.
Much has been written about the care and nurturing of the gifted child. Far less advice is available on the care and nurturing of those children who perpetually stand in the shadow of a gifted child.
Events were once set in motion that would have changed the history of sacred music forever. But we can only guess what Mozart's popular music for Catholic liturgies would have sounded like.