Instrumentally Speaking Pre-concert Talk one hour prior to performance.
Robert Franz, Conductor
Simone McIntosh, Soprano
WSO Chorus, Dr. Bruce Kotowich, Chorus Master
“Mozart’s influence transcends history. Each generation see something different in his work… Mozart’s music, which to so many of his contemporaries still seemed to have the brittleness of clay, has long since been transformed into gold, gleaming in the light, though it takes on a different luster for each new generation. Without it each generation would be infinitely poorer. No earthly remains of Mozart survived save a few wretched portraits, no two of which are alike; the fact that all the reproductions of his death-mask, which would have shown him as he really was, have crumbled to bits seems symbolic. It is as though the world-spirit wished to show that here is pure sound, conforming to a weightless cosmos, triumphant over all chaotic earthliness, spirit of the world-spirit.” – Alfred Einstein, Mozart: His Character, His Work
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