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“Hard To Overstate His Significance In Italian Culture” Dante Turns 750

“I teach Dante to American undergraduates, and I struggle to convey to them his place in Italian culture. The obvious comparison is to Shakespeare, but this is like trying to make sense of Mozart by means of Coltrane: the number of centuries that divide Dante from Shakespeare is practically as large as the number that […]

Cosi fan tutte for all

Garsington Opera is taking its new production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte to areas where professional companies rarely go, with free screenings around the country. The production debuts on 5 June 2015 with a fine young cast includingShow More Summary

L.A. Chamber Orchestra ending season on a sunny note

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

If what you hear is what you get, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is ending its season in the best of cheer. Major keys prevailed Sunday night at Royce Hall, where the main music was Mozart's ravishing Piano Concerto No. 21 in the optimistic key of C Major and Mendelssohn's gallivanting "Italian"...

An Opera That's Performed in Highland Park, and Set in Highland Park

When we last heard from Pacific Opera Project in March, the local company was cleverly reinterpreting Mozart’s The Abduction From the Seraglio by dressing up the cast as characters from Star Trek. Now it's bringing the same absurd approach to Richard Strauss’ comic opera Ariadne auf Naxos, whipping up a...

Young Mozart reviewed in 1769

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

"While in London, an 8 year old Mozart proved a huge sensation. But with his child prodigy status came questions from a skeptical few. Was he really so young? Was he really that talented? One person eager to test the truth of these doubts was Daines Barrington, a lawyer, antiquary, naturalist and Friend of the Royal Society." [via]

Los Angeles Ballet gala includes dance, fashion, music and horses

The event: The Los Angeles Ballet’s annual gala previewed “Sechs Tanze” (Six Dances), choreographed by Jiri Kylian and set to the music of Mozart. The piece is part of the ballet company’s “Director’s Choice” program, which begins May 16 in three separate venues in Los Angeles.

Eboniey Jeter Dies: University Of North Texas Basketball Standout Found Dead In Her Dorm

Eboniey Jeter was a college basketball star with a promising future, but that has been cut short after the 21-year-old was found dead in her University of North Texas dorm room. Jeter was found on Tuesday in her room in Mozart Square...Show More Summary

What We Are When the Striving Ends?

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Western culture is uniquely concentrated on striving. It is the whole of our lives. Even in the womb, parents barrage the fetus with Mozart. Toddlers must learn to walk and talk and eat without drooling, to run and jump and...

Brum here we come

I've been drafted in as a late-notice pre-concert speaker for my much-loved CBSO today and tomorrow. Concert is a truly yummy programme involving a lot of Mozart and Haydn, conducted by Andris Nelsons - who last night scooped the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for conductor of the year. Show More Summary

Customer Loyalty Survey Makes A Few Surprising Connections

Trader Joe's has some of the most loyal customers in the grocery sector according to Satmetrix's Net Promoter Industry Benchmarks Report. Photop by flickr user Mike Mozart. Loyalty can be an elusive quality to track. Sure, you can measure...Show More Summary

Rising star Laura wins London residency

Laura van der Heijden, BBC Young Musician of 2012, turned 18 this month. Today, the cellist was named artist in residence with the London Mozart Players, starting in June, as soon as she finishes her A-Levels. Go, Laura.

Thinking and playing - My encounter with violinist Eric Silberger

Multi-layered Pagannini Caprices, playing in a volcano and writing modern baroque music, all this and Mozart with the Philharmonia Orchestra. My encounter with violinist Eric Silberger. The young American violinist Eric Silberger has just made his debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra (18,19 April 2015) performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. Show More Summary

A Beautiful Visualisation Makes Music So Easy To Follow

If you’ve ever glanced at a conductor’s score for a symphony — or, let’s be honest, a student’s piano book — you’ll have realised that musical notation is a pain to follow. So instead, this visualisation boils down a Mozart clarinet concerto to its roots to help you follow along. More »      

View of Fortress Hohensalzburg from Mirabellgarten, Salzburg in Austria

It’s no wonder why everyone who visits Salzburg wants to come back. It is a beautiful city with many attractions to draw your attention. History is dotted around every corner, from Mozart’s birthplace to the Fortress Hohensalzburg protecting the city. Show More Summary

Mozart Composed 792 Pieces In His Short Life, Started His Career As A 5 Year Old

Data Visualisation by @Jishai. Data Source: Wikipedia. Visualization Tool: Illustrator.

This Beautiful Visualization Makes Music So Easy To Read

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’ve ever glanced at a conductor’s score for a symphony — or, let’s be honest, a 9th-grader’s piano book — you’ll have realised that musical notation is a pain to follow. So instead, this visualization boils down a Mozart clarinet concerto to its roots to help you follow along. Read more...

A Mesmerizing Animated Graphical Score of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Stephen Malinowski of the Music Animation Machine created a mesmerizing animated graphical score of the second movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto accompanied by a recording of the piece performed by the Fulda Symphonic Orchestra. His graphical score provides a stunning visualization of the beautiful music. The notation he used is quite simple, yet its use […]

The Mozart Myth

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard about how Mozart would compose entire musical scores in his head and only write them down once they were finished. Even authors who say creativity is more hard work than genius have admitted that Mozart was an exception. But it maybe he wasn’t. In his new book […]

Mozart concerto? It’s kids stuff

This is boy wonder Daniel Lozakovitj, 13, who signed to global management today.  

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