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In this final part of our concertmaster conversation, David Danzmayr mentions that he sometimes steps back and leaves the orchestra to play segments of pieces alone, because thereare times that the conductor can just “get in the way.”
Sure, Mozart was a genius. But he wasn’t the only one.
There is more to the Concertmaster’s job than just playing “all of the really tough solos.” In our second look at the Concertmaster’s position, ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr begins to describe in more detail the role played by the person sitting at the front of the violin section.
Mozart obviously loved to compose. Except when he didn’t.
The latest Opera Abbreviated podcast features Borodin’s Prince Igor. See it live form the Met in HD on March 1 at noon, or listen to the live radio broadcast on Classical 101
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.
The concertmaster is the last musician onstage before the conductor – and any soloist in, say, a concerto. ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr about the role of the Concertmaster.
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!
Being a composer, performer, or conductor oftentimes means you do one thing exclusively. The amount of time it takes to prepare to conduct, plan concerts, etc., seems to leave little time for practice.
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.