Mozart obviously loved to compose. Except when he didn’t.
Once again this year, and by presidential proclamation, March is Women’s History Month in America. Saturday evenings in March on The American Sound, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick showcases music by some of America’s best contemporary composers – who also happen to be women.
Join Classical 10′s Jennifer Hambrick Monday at 1 pm to hear the fascinating story about how Haitian composer Sydney Guillaume came to compose a new work specially for the Bexley High School Vocal Ensemble.
When Mozart got sacked from the only real job he ever had, he went freelance. And he made ends meet with a little help from his friends.
From his hotel room on the Haifa Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever U.S. tour, Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich talks about crying babies, the musical intimacy of touring with an orchestra and his the extend “family:” the orchestra members themselves.
In this episode of Classical 101′s “Mozart Minutes” podcast, Mozart says his fiancee is “far from beautiful,” has “no wit” and “understands housekeeping.” Must be love!
It is no secret that Mozart enjoyed a good joke now and then.
A letter he wrote in October 1791 from Vienna to his wife Constanza tells of high jinx he brought about at a performance of his own Singspiel, The Magic Flute.
Did Mozart get the coat he so longed for in Episode One? How much did he have to shell out for it? And who was the Baroness von Waldstaetten, anyway? Find out, in Episode Two of Classical 101′s Mozart Minutes.
We all know that music affects our moods. Beethoven energizes us and Mozart’s music makes us hold our heads a little higher, while if you need to de-stress, the gentle, wafting music of Delius does the trick. Tune in for happy music on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday on Classical 101!