In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Composer personalities
Well-known composers seem to most always be assigned certain traits. Â Beethoven was unhappy and Mozart was something of a buffoon are common ones. Â Some have called Wagner arrogant and Debussy a womanizer. Â There is some truth in each of those statements, but they all over-simplify very complex people.
How much do you need to know about Â the personal life ofÂ composersÂ before you try to interpret their music? Â ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr and I discuss that in today’s installment of In the Key of Danzmayr.