A Mozart Playlist for the Marathon

Friday, November 01, 2013

WQXR is kicking off Month of Mozart with a marathon of all-Mozart music on Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 am to 11 pm, which got us thinking: Let's make a playlist of some of Mozart's most energizing tunes to take you through the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 3.

The New York Marathon is 26.2 miles and we've selected just under three hours of energizing Mozart tunes. (OK, we know that means you'd have to maintain a six-minute mile, but we believe in you!)


Click on the mile marker to see each piece.


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Comments [5]

Jane Olinger from NJ

A month of "Belgian chocolates" is never enough for me. Please continue to feature a month of......I appreciate the richness of exploring one composer in depth in turn.

Nov. 04 2013 03:42 PM
concetta nardone

I cannot forgive QXR for the Bach and nothing Bach that went on forever. Bach and Mozart, and other great composers should be treated as a condiment and not the main meal. Variety is necessary.

Nov. 03 2013 08:24 AM

I still don't see a playlist. (WQXR can't post them ahead of time, correct?)

Nov. 03 2013 02:03 AM

I agree V.

November 1 was a little over the top. Better on Nov. 2.

I like hearing about Mozart's life rather than endless "bibbedy-bobbedy-boo" in B-flat. Mozart was a genius. Every note he wrote was not genius.

Nov. 03 2013 01:03 AM
V Allen from Westchester County

As much as I love Mozart, the thought of nothing but Mozart for one solid month is like eating a box of Belgian chocolates every day. This is just too much of a good thing. Music is so rich, so vast and so beautiful, that a solid month of nothing but one composer is overkill.
As much as Sirius XM is "car" music, I will have to play them for variety. I have no idea who does your programming, but these events that go on for days celebrating just one composer's music, and now one solid month, of ONE composer are just too much and dilute the beauty of the music. And believe me, I love Mozart!

One chocolate is enough, but 10,000 is impossible, and indigestible, too. Please, let's lighten up. What is the point in this?

Nov. 01 2013 03:55 PM

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About Month of Mozart

Mozart is arguably the most admired and most adapted composer in the history of Western music. He has the most recordings (nearly 10,000 in print and has been referenced endlessly in popular culture. His life has been filtered through many theories of genius and creativity – some plausible, others outlandish. Unlike many composers, Mozart has never gone out of fashion, in part because his music has come to stand for so many aspects of classical music. Throughout November, WQXR celebrates Mozart's work through concert broadcasts, multimedia projects, marathons and other features.