Friday, January 27, 2006

Happy Birthday, Amadeus! 250!

Today is Mozart's 250th birthday. Whatta guy! While Amadeus was a terrific play and movie, there seems little doubt that he died young of natural causes, probably rheumatic fever. I never quite liked the insane way that Tom Hulce played him in that movie. Poor Salieri! Tarred forever by that play and movie. Take a look at Wikipedia and this terrific aging but (gee, the guy's dead, how much new stuff is happening) website: . If I hear a piece of classical and it sweeps me up, I can just about count on it being Mozart. (Beethoven sometimes fools me in his quiet pieces, though!). Hope you are happy, Wolfgang Amadeus! This painting of Mozart at age 21 in Bologna, is from

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