Posts Tagged ‘Mozart’
According to a recent Lexus ad, it’s just not hip to listen to classical music while driving, especially Mozart. But it is hip to be rude and leave three passengers stranded on a country road. Doing so will make you appear much younger and cooler, especially if you’re listening to generic electronic pop music while […]
The Belcea Quartet brings Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to the Shriver Hall Concert Series on Sunday evening. Series President, Stephen Jacobsohn, is very enthusiastic about the group.
BSO Principal Flute, Emily Skala, is stepping to the front of the Meyerhoff stage to play a Mozart concerto this weekend. It was my pleasure to speak with her about it.
Peter Shaffer has a lot to answer for. Thanks to him, we now link Antonio Salieri’s name to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s as someone who somehow had a hand in Amadeus’s downfall and death. It’s true that when Mozart first arrived in Vienna from Salzburg, Antonio Salieri was so well established as a court musician for […]
This coming Sunday, November 18th, Pro Musica Rara will present Love Letters from the Eighteenth Century at Towson University’s Center for the Arts. PMR’s Artistic Director Allen Whear did painstaking research into the correspondence and personal lives of some Enlightenment-era notables for this program; you can listen to our interview by clicking on the link […]
The notorious libertine Don Giovanni (or Don Juan) has inspired authors and composers since at least the seventeenth century. This weekend, Peabody Opera Theater brings Mozart’s operatic retelling of the infamous womanizer’s exploits to the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Stage director Roger Brunyate says Don Giovanni is his favorite […]
11:00 PM Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano and conductor (Schoenberg and Mozart) Tito Muñoz, conductor (Stravinsky) The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus SCHOENBERG: Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11 (for solo piano) MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 18 in Bb, K. 456 STRAVINSKY: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (original version, 1920) STRAVINSKY: Symphony of Psalms (1948 revision) Encore: Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnole
What is the longest viola joke? Harold in Italy. Okay, this one is quite funny, but for the most part I just don’t get the plethora of viola jokes. I mean, I get them, but I don’t understand why violas are the butt of the dumb blonde jokes of the music world. The viola has […]
WBJC’s web maestra, Diana Ross, has suggested that we blog about a Top 5 list of some kind, so here I go with my top 5 favorite instruments: Cello, because it sounds so luscious and sonorous. It has its limitations, to be sure—the cellists can’t stand for the National Anthem at the opening of the […]
For those of you who’ve come in to volunteer during a fundraiser, it’s probably no big secret that I’m a Fiber Addict. That is to say: I love yarn and yarn related activities. I usually have my knitting with me back in Volunteer Central, but I also spin yarn on a spinning wheel, weave cloth […]