Mozart http://tpr.org en The Dark Side Of Ryo: Mozart's D Minor Concerto http://tpr.org/post/dark-side-ryo-mozarts-d-minor-concerto <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend wraps up the third annual </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Mozart Festival Texas</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. A solo recital takes place Friday night with Rick Rowley. Saturday an orchestral concert rounds out the festival with two masterpieces: the </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">'Jupiter' Symphony</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Piano Concerto No. 20</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:59:17 +0000 John Clare 15809 at http://tpr.org The Dark Side Of Ryo: Mozart's D Minor Concerto Mozart Festival Texas Debuts Third Season http://tpr.org/post/mozart-festival-texas-debuts-third-season <p>The music of Mozart has not gone out of style since his time, and the third incarnation of the <strong>Mozart Festival Texas</strong> has some of the master's greatest works on tap. <em>"Of course, we feature other composers too,"</em> says founder and maestro Terry Frazor. <em>"This year Beethoven, Brahms, and even Scarlatti get their due."</em></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:04:00 +0000 John Clare 15234 at http://tpr.org Mozart Festival Texas Debuts Third Season "Mozart's Sister" A Good Choice For Summer Viewing http://tpr.org/post/mozarts-sister-good-choice-summer-viewing <p>With temperatures in the triple digits and repeats on television, it is easy to turn to the movies. Summer blockbusters have been hit and miss so far in 2013, and with streaming so easy these days with Netflix, Hulu, Redbox, and Amazon, our own John Clare has been scouting out some great titles and performances for you:</p><p>I really adore <em>Mozart's Sister</em> ("<em>Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart"</em>) a 2010 film I ran across on Netflix (and available to stream on Amazon too). It can easily be compared to <em>Amadeus </em>- thoroughly entertaining, while historically inaccruate.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:04:00 +0000 John Clare 15226 at http://tpr.org "Mozart's Sister" A Good Choice For Summer Viewing Branagh Imagines Mozart's 'Magic Flute' In Wartime http://tpr.org/post/branagh-imagines-mozarts-magic-flute-wartime Mozart's <em>The Magic Flute,</em> the last opera he lived to complete, has some of his most sublime and sublimely comic music. Technically, it's more of a musical comedy, what in German is called a <em>Singspiel,</em> a play with songs and spoken dialogue. I was excited to learn that it was filmed by Kenneth Branagh, whose Shakespeare movies I really admire. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Lloyd Schwartz 14081 at http://tpr.org Branagh Imagines Mozart's 'Magic Flute' In Wartime Mozart Pop Opera Finally Available In The US http://tpr.org/post/mozart-pop-opera-finally-available-us <p>Seven years ago<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_Flute_(2006_film)"> (2006)</a>, and with a 27 million budget, <strong>Kenneth Branagh</strong> made a film version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's <em>The Magic Flute </em>(read the film synopsis <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475331/synopsis?ref_=tt_stry_pl">here</a>.) The Peter Moores Foundation, who do amazing work translating opera into English, commissioned Stephen Fry to make this adaptation, and it remains witty, sexy, funny, passionate, and silly as the original libretto!</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:17:22 +0000 John Clare 13298 at http://tpr.org Mozart Pop Opera Finally Available In The US Playing Mozart — On Mozart's Violin http://tpr.org/post/playing-mozart-mozarts-violin The violin and viola that <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15327819/wolfgang-amadeus-mozart" target="_blank">Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart</a> played himself are in the United States for the first time ever. The instruments come out of storage only about once a year at the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria. The rest of the time, they're kept under serious lockup. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:45:50 +0000 editor 13189 at http://tpr.org Playing Mozart — On Mozart's Violin French Master Shows Romantic Side With Mozart Gem http://tpr.org/post/french-master-shows-romantic-side-mozart-gem <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two works share the <strong>San Antonio Symphony</strong> program this weekend with conductor <strong>Sebastian Lang </strong></span><strong>Lessing</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: </span>Shostakovich's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> <em>Symphony No.8</em> and Mozart's <em>Piano Concerto No. 22</em> with soloist <strong>Michel </strong></span><strong>Dalberto</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 02:43:34 +0000 John Clare 11526 at http://tpr.org French Master Shows Romantic Side With Mozart Gem Marches Madness: 'Turkish' Mozart, Jazzed By An Expert http://tpr.org/post/marches-madness-turkish-mozart-jazzed-expert <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Whp1kWZ8Y</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:04:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 8666 at http://tpr.org Marches Madness: 'Turkish' Mozart, Jazzed By An Expert Sorgi & Thomason vs. Mid Texas Symphony In Saturday's 'Superbow' http://tpr.org/post/sorgi-thomason-vs-mid-texas-symphony-saturdays-superbow <p><strong>Mozart and Schubert on tap in New Braunfels Saturday night </strong></p><p>The<strong> </strong>Mid Texas Symphony<strong> </strong>continues their 35th&nbsp;season with "Superbows" -- the music of Mozart and Schubert. Featured in Mozart's <em>Sinfonia Concertante</em> is violinist Craig Sorgi and violist Eliza Thomason.</p><blockquote><p><em>"The second movement is just an incredibly poetic and emotionally deep movement to play."</em></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:43:51 +0000 John Clare 5549 at http://tpr.org Sorgi & Thomason vs. Mid Texas Symphony In Saturday's 'Superbow'