Saturday, January 28, 2006


If you were there, you saw one of the best gifts offered up for Mr. Mozart's birthday. Where? Boston, of course, and the inimitable Richard Dyer has the details here.

And, on the topic of Mozart's birthday, Alex Ross gets it just about right(Mozart prolly wouldn't be dead, just hosting a crappy reality show on MTV) in suggesting: "If you really want to celebrate Mozart's world, Mozart's culture, Mozart's life, you would ignore the man himself and listen to music by a living composer. If you're not in the habit of doing so, I'd urge you to pay a little heed to modern composition over the next few days or weeks." Alex has some fine recommendations from the usual suspects. But, set those aside, and consider a splended little 2 CD set called "Night of the Living Composer" put out by the New Music Works Ensemble. You can order it directly from NMW here (giving the added of bonus not putting your money in to the coffers of the labels). If you're a composer, take note! NMW is looking for a few good scores.

Oh.. .. Happy Birthday Mr. Mozart. Anyone for cake?

1 comment:

Hucbald said...

How on earth did that site stay under my radar for so long?! Thanks.