Month of Mozart banner

A November Festival on WQXR 105.9 FM and on WQXR.org

WQXR presents Month of Mozart, a celebration of the composer who has racked up more recordings than any other (nearly 10,000), created masterpieces in every genre he attempted, and who today is sampled by rock stars and rap artists and on movie soundtracks and video games.

Beginning Friday, Nov.1, Month of Mozart will provide many pathways into the music, mystique and majesty of Mozart through themed programming, live events, web exclusives and expert commentary.

Recently in Month of Mozart

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]

Mozart Piano Concertos

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mozart seizes an almost non-existent genre, the piano concerto, and elevates it to one of the most revered and popular musical forms.

Comments [1]

Mozart at the Movies

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Saturday at 9 pm: There's more to Mozart in film than "Amadeus." His music has played a role in over 900 films, bringing Mozartean drama, serenity and majesty to every imaginable genre.

Comments [8]

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]

The Fortepiano was Mozart's Forte

Thursday, November 07, 2013

On this episode of Reflections from the Keyboard, David Dubal highlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s solo piano works, some of which were composed when he was just 5-years-old.

Comments [3]

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]

After the 'Mozart Effect': Music's Real Impact on the Brain

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Twenty years after the now-debunked "Mozart Effect" study, neuroscientists are giving us a broader understanding of how musical training can impact brain development and cognition.

Comments [17]

Tell Us Who is Your Favorite Ferrando

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

In celebration of Month of Mozart, for this week's showdown we asked you to vote for your favorite of three classic performances of one beautiful Mozart aria.

Comments [4]

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]

Haydn and Mozart Quartets

Monday, November 04, 2013

Host Bill McGlaughlin examines two great composers of the 18th century — Haydn and Mozart — who were both masters of string quartets. The two men worked separately until eventually they met and joined forces in a way.

Comment

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

About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday, November 02, 2013

On this edition of Classics for Kids, a look at the colorful life of Mozart, from his the first pieces he composed as a 5-year-old, to the Requiem he was working on when he died.

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]

Café Concert: Susanna Philips

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The soprano Susanna Phillips brought to the WQXR Café a set of Mozart songs that have their roots in salon music, meant to be sung by amateurs in living rooms and at social events.

Comments [1]

Month of Mozart Specials on the Operavore Stream

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

As WQXR devotes November to life and career of Mozart, the Operavore stream will present a wide assortment of the composer's vocal works including his pivotal operas.

Read More

Comment

Top Five Myths about Mozart

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mozart still faces rumors about his life, his genius and death. As the Month of Mozart kicks off, we dug up five of the most infamous myths and researched the facts behind these tales.

Comments [22]