Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Everyone in Europe knew Mozart was in love. Even his dad. Even total strangers. Here’s the story.
“You know that I had never seen anyone die, although I had often wished to,” Mozart wrote to his father. “How cruel that my first experience should be the death of my mother!”
Mozart’s Parisian saga continues with complaints about rude hosts, dirty pool from a concert impresario – even unacceptably muddy streets.
Wolfgang to Leopold: I still don’t like Paris. Leopold to Wolfgang: Deal with it.
During his job hunting trip to Paris, Mozart cozied up to all the right people in the French capital, networked something fierce and, as he did everywhere, handily made a bunch of friends. But, alas – No. Such. Luck.
There might be worse things than being an organist at the court of Versailles. Then again, if you believe Mozart, there might not.
The funeral ceremony Mozart organized for his beloved pet starling had all the bathos of the most outlandish comic operas.
You’d think an opera composer as great as Mozart was would write an opera role as demanding as that of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte only for a top-notch singer. But did he?
Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick opines that if Mozart were alive today, he’d be the kind of guy to push the pooch home in a pram after doggie play dates, dress it in designer sweaters and feed it nummy organic treats from upscale pet boutiques.
In this episode of The Mozart Minute, Wolfgang Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart, tells his wife and son about a moment of weakness that led Franz Joseph Haydn to deliver a less-than-stellar performance – in church..