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.
According to Zubin Mehta, who first conducted the Vienna Phil in 1961, â€œItâ€™s their obstinacy that has kept them so different, sound-wise, from the other orchestras of the world.â€
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..
Whenever someone asks Timothy Russell, Conductor Emeritus of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, about his favorite composer or piece of music, he has a saying he likes to pull out. Â ”Whatever I’m conducting at the moment.” That is a simple answer to a complex question – but an honest one – for anyone in the music business. [...]
Hear musical sounds from the heart of Bavaria in Germany as we feature the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for the rest of the week on Symphony @ 7. Â This evening, current music director Jonathan Nott will lead the orchestra in Franz Schubert’s youthful Symphony No. 2 in B flat. “Extraordinary city. Extraordinary orchestra,” is how the [...]
The next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101 will feature guitar, lute and mandolins. Â The Modern Mandolin Quartet will start the hour with the finale from Antonin Dvorak’s American Quartet, the String Quartet No. 12 in F in an arrangement for four mandolins from their CD, “Americana.” The early 19th century guitarist [...]