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 [...]
Mozart Minute: Mozart Redux
Although Mozart never secured a professional musical appointment that was the sole support of himself and his family, he certainly did not go unnoticed.
Even during his lifetime, Mozart set the standard for musical Europe.Â Bonn court organist Christian Gottlob Neefe knew this.Â
In a notice he published in a Hamburg musical newspaper in March of 1783, and that has been reprinted in musicologist Maynard Solomon’s Beethoven and elsewhere,Â he capitalized on Mozartâ€™s well-known musical gifts to promote one of his own students. Â ”This healthy young man deserves support to enable him to travel,” Neefe wrote. Â ”He would be sure to become a second Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart if he progressed as he has begun.”
In case youâ€™re wondering, Neefe’s student was the 12-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven.