24. January 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

I’m really enjoying reading Mozart’s Letters, Mozart’s Life. He is now 21 in my reading, and is, as anyone who has read about him knows, quite a character. He’s not exactly nice, and has quite the potty mouth too. But I wonder if maybe everyone wrote that way, since one thing he writes is actually a (crass, in my opinion) German saying from the time. But reading this book puts more of a personality with the music. Interesting.

Not that I need the composer’s personality to enjoy a work (or to not enjoy it). But I must say that reading this backstage while listening to his Piano Concerto #22 was fun! It was almost as if he was right there. Maybe that sounds silly, though? (Remember … it is just silly old me!)

A friend and colleague said she didn’t think she’d really like him if she were to meet him. I wonder.
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