Saturday, December 5, 2009

PAGES FROM THE PAST - MOZART





T
oday marks the 218th death anniversary
of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

But did you know that the man who gave the world wonderful music to last forever died penniless, and only one person walked with his coffin from the church to the cemetery for its burial in an unmarked pauper's grave? His interment was a disgrace to all of Vienna. Thrown in a ditch with several other people, not even a bad inscription marked its location

Mozart come closest of all musicians to being the universal composer. During his short life time (he died at 35), he wrote operas and symphonies, chamber music and church music, solo and concert works for virtually every instrument--plus mechanical clocks and musical glasses.

Rossini once said, "Mozart is not the greatest, he is the only musician in the world." And to quote Schubert, "O Mozart, immortal Mozart! How many and what countless images of a brighter, better world hast though stamped on our souls."

10 comments:

Kap Roq said...

Bro ang galeng ng blogsite mo. Talagang fav mo si Mozart ha!

Ramon said...

Greatest composer!

Bay Martin said...

@ Kap Roq

I love playing his rondos and sonatas.

Bay Martin said...

@ Ramon,

A real man of genius!

Ramon said...

Like you!

Bay Martin said...

I am not a genius, man. Just an average guy!

Ramon said...

I wish to hear his Rondo Alla Turca again. I dig it when you are playing part 2. Napapaindak ako ngekkk!!!

Joseph said...

I like his Sonata K545, too!

Bay Martin said...

@ Ramon

You are always welcome to listen to my Rondo. Just let me know when you plan to visit, okidoki!

Bay Martin said...

@ Joseph,

Sonata K545 is a masterpiece!