dear lord, please let them play this song at my funeral.
Hey! So you’re going to be a music major! That’s great! If you’re anything like I was this time last year (graduating high school) you are equal parts SUPER excited and SUPER terrified. I just wanted to share a few thoughts on practicing that I…
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Could it be that the signature Mozart giggle that rings throughout Amadeus (and so torments arch-rival Antonio Salieri) was generated at times by nervous energy over a waning performance career? The timing of Mozart’s numerous piano concertos mirrors his popularity as a composer/performer in Vienna. But while he logged the completion of Piano Concerto No. 25 in his notebook on December 4, 1786, there is no account of a Mozart performance taking place the next day as scheduled. Philharmonic Program Annotator James Keller wonders if the concert was cancelled at the last minute due to lack of audience interest.
Read the full story, including widow Constanze’s failed effort to publish the score after Wolfie’s death, in our online program notes. Then, join us as Artist-in-Residence Emanuel Ax performs the Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major tonight and Saturday.