Moss-ly Mozart

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WQXR

The WQXR Archives celebrates Month of Mozart with highlights from Lloyd Moss's WQXR show This is My Music.

Comment

Café Concert: Pacifica Quartet & Anthony McGill

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Pacifica Quartet is joined by Anthony McGill, the principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, to give a performance of the second movement of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in the WQXR Café.

Comments [2]

Ten Great Mozart Guitar Shredding Videos

Thursday, November 21, 2013

In bedrooms, basements and man-caves around the world, Mozart's music is alive and well among electric guitarists. We’ve found ten of the most mind-blowing, face-melting Mozart “shreds.”

Comments [4]

Mozart Mash-Ups: Reimagining the Composer

Thursday, November 21, 2013

This Saturday, WQXR will present a variety of wild and inventive reworkings of Mozart's music. Here are a few examples to get you primed.

Comments [2]

Mozart and the Opera with Matt Aucoin: The Trickster

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mozart sometimes has a reputation for being a "safe" composer of "pleasant" music. But conductor Matt Aucoin says, look closer, and you'll find the mischievous Mozart who is not to be trusted.

Comment

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Mozart, Muppet-Style

Saturday, November 16, 2013

For this Saturday’s cartoon, Mozart gets the Muppet treatment. Miss Piggy and Link Hogthrob perform the duet "La ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni between the characters Don Giovanni and Zerlina.

Comments [3]

Mozart and the Opera with Matt Aucoin: The Last Year

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mozart never let his personal grief or physical pain affect his compositions; he could write music that suited the subject. Mozart was, in this regard, a chameleon. Find out why tonight at 11 pm.

Comment

Quiz: Test Your Mozart Smarts

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mozart's humor, his finances, an appearance on the TV show "M.A.S.H." and a Donald Trump-themed production are among this week's quiz questions. See how much you really know.

Comments [2]

Mozart's Likes: Eight Random Things The Composer Couldn't Resist

Monday, November 11, 2013

If Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had a Facebook page, here are a few things you might find at the top of his list of "likes."

Comments [3]

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Rondo alla Turca

Saturday, November 09, 2013

For this Saturday’s cartoon, we present the third movement of Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331, "Rondo alla Turca."

Comment

The Mozart Festival from Salzburg

Friday, November 08, 2013

Travel to a place where the top musicians from around the world gather to celebrate Mozart. The Mozart Festival, hosted by Hannes Eichmann, brings you to Salzburg, Austria, for some of the best performances of Mozart from his hometown.

Comment

Quiz: Test More of Your Mozart Knowledge

Thursday, November 07, 2013

After last week's kick-off quiz, we're offering another chance for you to test your knowledge of all things Mozart. Try this week's and see if you're moving up to "genius" level yet.

Comments [2]

Mozart and the Opera with Matt Aucoin

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

On this first of four one-hour programs on Mozart and the Opera, conductor and composer Matt Aucoin takes a close look at the composer’s gift for covering a wide emotional range.

Comments [1]

When Mozart Was Taboo on WQXR

Monday, November 04, 2013

There was a time at WQXR when the suggestion of a month-long Mozart festival would have been fighting words.

Comments [27]

Mozart and Clementi: A Pianistic Duel - Parts 1 & 2

Sunday, November 03, 2013

It was one of classical music's most famous pianistic battles: Mozart vs. Clementi. Tonight at 10 pm, David Dubal looks at this spirited face-off with music by both composers.

Comments [2]

Saturday Morning Cartoons: La Linea plays Mozart

Saturday, November 02, 2013

The Saturday morning cartoon for this first weekend in Month of Mozart, features Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 16 in C, K. 545, "Sonata facile" (Easy sonata).

Comment

My Mozart

Friday, November 01, 2013

We want to know, what does Mozart mean to you? Everyone who shares his or her Mozart memory will be entered to win the complete works of Mozart 170-CD set.

Comments [7]

A Mozart Playlist for the Marathon

Friday, November 01, 2013

With the New York City Marathon on Sunday, we have what you need to run your personal best: a playlist of some of Mozart's most energizing tunes to carry you for 26.2 miles.

Comments [5]

The 20 Essential Mozart Recordings

Friday, November 01, 2013

Throughout the Month of Mozart we counted down a list of the 20 essential Mozart recordings, reaching No. 1 on Saturday. Check out the full list.

Comments [16]

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Mozart?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Are you Mensa on Mozart or more "meh?" Test your knowledge of all things Mozart with our online quiz. We'll have a new one each week.

Comments [14]