Mozart’s magnificent opera “Don Giovanni” is a study in obsession and addiction. The opera, sung in Italian, was debuted on October 29th, 1787 in the “Teatro de Praga” in Prague. It is an “opera buffo” which includes elements of comedy, melodrama, and, in this case, the supernatural. It’s debut was an immediate and tremendous success. 20th and […]
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer A couple of nights ago I was on “Spotify” tossing about for a good rendition of Mozart’s […]
Mozart’s clarinet concerto in A Major, K622 and his clarinet quintet also in A Major, K581 are exquisite. Both works were composed for Anton Stadler, an Austrian virtuoso clarinet and basset horn player. The clarinet concerto was written in October 1791 two months before Mozart ‘s death. Mozart’s love of the clarinet permeates the music. The second movement Adagio of the […]
Mozart’s Gran Partita is one of my favorites especially the fourth movement “Adagio.” spotify:track:6nqyk8FNNdQT7636zL9db3
Enjoy “The Magic Flute” on Spotify: Let me know what you think.