Tag Archives: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Appeal to eternity

For me, Mozart is about pure, heavenly joy…but also about profound depth and tragedy.There is a great secret surrounding the last 3 symphonies – # 39,40 and 41 and some believe they have been written for posterity.

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W.A. Mozart: Regina Coeli in C major, K. 276

 

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You ask that I forget you ?

I love to watch artists at work. This is a working session of the Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova & Nikolaus Harnoncourt animating the aria “Ch’io mi scordi di te?” from  Mozart’s ” La clemeza di Tito”. (The conversation is in … Continue reading

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Making Mozart

William Christie and Les Arts Florissants; Mozart: Mass in C minor, K427

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Laudate dominum

The laudate dominum is the opening verse of psalm 11. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes Laudate eum, omnes populi Quoniam confirmata est Super nos misericordia eius, Et veritas Domini manet in aeternum. Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat … Continue reading

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Musica sacra (5)

The Credo, a setting of the Nicene Creed, is the longest text of a sung Mass. It is a statement of belief. Who listens – or reads through it – with an  open mind, will find many pointers. In particular the most … Continue reading

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Sadness

  There is a beautiful sadness to autumn. A time to part, something tugs, something ebbs. There is such clarity, sharpness and coolness in the air. Witnessing the turning to nothing. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Traurigkeit” (Sadnesss) Entführung aus dem Serail … Continue reading

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Musica sacra

    The Mass, a form of sacred musical composition, has always been very special to me. From when I was a kid I heard them many times performed live on Sundays at church and I was always fascinated by … Continue reading

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