Thursday, December 15, 2005

Life without Mozart

Wouldn't life be so much poorer without Mozart's music ? I've lost count of the many sublime moments I have lived to the sound of "Eine kleine nacht music", the "rondo alla turca", the andante from the concerto no. 21 in C major for piano and orchestra, the andante cantabile from the symphony no. 41, the first movement from the symphony no. 40, the Konigin der Nacht and the 'Pa-Pa-Pa -Pa' from the Die Zauberflote, the exquisite Confutatis and the sublime Lacrimosa from the Requiem, the Overture and the "La ci darem la mano" aria from D. Giovanni, the gaiety of the Nozze di Figaro (Overture and the "Voi che sapete") the grandeur of the violin concerto no. 3's second movement, the piano sonatas, the clarinet, the horn and the oboe concerts ... and so many other masterpieces written by Mozart ! And he died at 35 ! Imagine if he had lived a little longer ...

By the way: 2006 marks the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. To join in the celebration of this genius's life and work, visit the official website.

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