Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mozart mania


Here is a cartoon about Mozart's Piano Sonata K. 545. Someone posted it on a piano discussion group on the Internet that I look in on now and then. I think I have watched it 10 times.

Today's picture, by the way, comes from a dandy site devoted to Mozart portraits. Can any other composer claim a site like that? I ask you.

You can waste hours on that site and I love to do that.

I am funny about Mozart. I do not mind joking around about him but I do not like it when people turn him into a joke. Maybe that's because when I was growing up he was still suffering from those misconceptions that his music was "elegant" and that was it. And that he was this perpetual child. That was not true!

Around that time certain musical groups would hold these Mozart birthday celebrations that would get wild and silly. People would be running around the room yelling stuff about "Wolfie." God, I hated that.

But I am no prude! I do love joking around about Mozart, as long as it is in the right spirit and not ignorant or annoying.

There is the matter about how Mozart looked like my brother George. Wow, that was one of the first blog posts I ever wrote! So much water over the dam since then.

And here is another thing I think is a riot.

1 comment:

  1. prof. you know whoJanuary 20, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    Composer portraits? You might try "The Face Of Bach", which includes photos of his skull (?) at

    http://www.npj.com/thefaceofbach/

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