Although the Christian names most commonly used in reference to Mozart are “Wolfgang Amadeus”, he was actually baptized as “Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.” The first two of these names were chosen for the feast day...Show More Summary
It's Mozart's birthday. I'm on a bit of a Mozart high at present - doing a talk about him last night at the Wigmore Hall has left me a bit tearful and giddy and lovestruck, even though this is music I've known for more than four decades. Show More Summary
The Overthinkers tackle deflate-gate, "Mozart in the Jungle," and the Alan Turing biopic "The Imitation Game" starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Episode 343: The 800-Pound Benedict Cumberbatch in The Room originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]
A symphony orchestra (like most symphony orchestras) is in trouble, both in terms of finances and cultural relevance. New blood—and new concert attendees—are desperately needed, and so a sexy, charismatic young Latino conductor with luscious curls and an eccentric management style is brought in to replace the wizened outgoing maestro. Show More Summary
Mozart has not only enthralled countless music lovers through the ages but also intrigued neuroscientists. In fact, his genre of music has spawned a whole body of research into the effect of classical music on cognitive development in kids. The “Mozart Effect” is the idea that children and babies (even unborn) become more intelligent if […]
Amazon Studios, known for television series such as multi-Golden Globe winner Transparent, Annie-nominated Tumble Leaf, and Mozart in the Jungle, today announced that it will begin to produce and acquire original movies for theatrical release and early window distribution on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
Some would say it's Jonas Kaufmann. Others suggest that my lovely Hungarian Dances violinist colleague, David Le Page, bears a certain resemblance to the film star. But full marks to The Mozart Project - the producers of a superb interactive,...Show More Summary
Opening ceremonies for the European Capitals of Culture, a performance festival in Vancouver, and Mozart in Vienna are in this week's lineup of international art events.
He also went to Brussels, but it was rubbish.
Mozart, Bach and Beethoven all had perfect pitch. Now science claims to explain the phenomenon.
This video has all of them, starting from when he was about eight-years-old. Even the ones that people dispute that he actually wrote. Nonetheless, it's pretty amazing to see how his style evolved over time and how he developed his skill at orchestration throughout his life and career. What are your favorite symphonies?
“Opening Night” works in spite of itself. As an episode of television, its too tidy and constructed, almost every story and character beat was telegraphed from a mile away, and it tries too hard to force a neat conclusion for everyone in the ensemble. Show More Summary
I'm doing a pre-concert talk at the Wigmore Hall on 26 January about three of Mozart's greatest string quartets, the last half of the six he dedicated to Haydn, which the Hagen Quartet will be performing that night. I've been swotting. Show More Summary
I don’t know what to make of “Now, Fortissimo!” It’s not especially bad nor is it especially good. Nothing much really happens plot-wise, which is fine, but none of it is compelling, either. It’s occasionally funny and mostly boringShow More Summary
We jump back into pop culture by wrapping up our visit with Janet Varney including her cut on what makes her JV CLUB Podcast so unique. They we talk with Jason Schwartzman about his newest project, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, streaming right now on Amazon Prime. This week kicks off our 8th year – and […]
It’s understandable, nay expected, that after pausing the season’s main action with “You Go To My Head,” Mozart In The Jungle might downshift a little bit getting back to the driving plot. There are three episodes left to wrap up the...Show More Summary
A New York pastor on Wednesday uploaded a video of a sermon in which he “debunked” the atheism of comedian Bill Maher by referencing spiritual mediums and Mozart. Rev. James David Manning, pastor of Atlah World Missionary Church, conflated the soul with the metaphorical spirit of a...
Have you ever been somewhere that was definitely real but also felt like a dream? Maybe it was somewhere foreign, a place that you were invited to that exceeded all of your expectations. Maybe it was somewhere familiar, a quiet night with close friends that felt stuck out of time. Show More Summary
“With everything ugly out there, you have to break up something so fucking beautiful?” Mozart in the Jungle wants to be many different types of shows. It wants to be a backstage drama about an orchestra. It wants to be an exploration of the trials and tribulations of artists. Show More Summary