Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mozart's Birthday

Albert Einstein said "We cannot despair about mankind knowing that Mozart was a man."

For me personally, Mozart is the voice of God. There's no other music so vital, so indispensable, so transcendent.

Some beautiful quotes about Mozart can be found here.


Peter said...

Thanks!!! A wonderful compilation! I thought I was going to bed, but... (But, Bach wasn't bad either!) :-)

"Funny" how the piano concert andante has got the nickname Elvira Madigan, a Swedish film from the 60's. Was it that successful abroad?

Ruth said...

I loaded these all up yesterday morning so I could listen uninterrupted one after the other. Thank you.

Claudia said...

Ruth and Peter, I'm glad you enjoyed the compilation even though the sound quality on You Tube leaves much to be desired.

I never saw the Elvira Madigan film but its association with the 2nd movement of the piano concerto no.21 must have been striking for it to "stick" for so long. According to the Wikipedia "the limpid sounds bring to mind a lazy boat ride on a placid lake[citation needed], which was the imagery used in the movie. This has led to an anachronistic nickname of Elvira Madigan for the concerto. The use of this nickname has decreased in recent years as memories of the Swedish film have faded."