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!
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.
Did Mozart get the coat he so longed for in Episode One? How much did he have to shell out for it? And who was the Baroness von Waldstaetten, anyway? Find out, in Episode Two of Classical 101′s Mozart Minutes.
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So aware was Johannes Brahms of Beethoven’s spirit looking over his shoulder, it took him a very long time to get around to completing a first symphony. In fact he was 43 when Symphony No. 1 in C minor premiered in 1876. Three other major works for orchestra had already appeared before the First Symphony: Serenades 1 and 2 (1857 and 1859) and the First Piano Concerto (1858).
The Columbus Symphony performs music by Rossini, Silvestrov, Haydn and Mozart father and son, this weekend at the Southern Theater. James Sommerville plays and conducts
If Mozart were alive today, I think he’d be a hipster. I think he’d listen to This American Life on his iPhone while working on his next masterpiece at the iPad set up on the drafting board in his urban loft condo with the exposed brick walls.
Sounds of the classical guitar can be heard in a variety of settings in music of Mozart, J.S. Bach, Issac Albeniz and Yann Tiersen on the next Fretworks Saturday evening at 7 p.m. on Classical 101.
Last Thursday, Detroit Tigers hitter Prince Fielder chose Mozart’s requiem as his at-bat music. If you could choose at-bat music – music that tells the world something about how you’re going to play the game, largely construed – what would you choose?
Isabel Leonard joins the ranks of soprano Renee Fleming, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and other opera elites in winning the 2013 Richard Tucker Award.