03. August 2009 · 5 comments · Categories: Videos

Mozart has recently been called fluffy and soulless by some younger oboists. (Hi Ren! Hi Nat!) I have never seen him as such. He does have lighter music (he wrote music for entertainment, to be sure), but I just hear so much more than fluff and I’ve never thought him to be soulless. But I’ll let you all decide. 😉

Here’s some Mozart for you to enjoy:

Requiem Mass in D Minor I – Introitus and Kyrie:

Third Movement of the Gran Partita:

“Ach ich fühl’s” from Die Zauberflöte:

First Movement of Piano Concert No. 20:

(Part 1)

(Part 2)


  1. I remain unconvinced.

  2. So Ren – what *do* you find moving? I’m guessing perhaps more overtly romantic music such as Brahms, or perhaps something on a more grand scale such as Mahler, or…? Since I heartily disagree with your assessment of Mozart (while recognizing your right to disagree with mine!), it might help me to understand where you’re coming from if I know what does “ring your chimes,” so to speak.

  3. Hey, you posted my favorite piano concerto and my favorite serenade movement! But the three that scream “SOUL” and “INNER TURMOIL” to me are:

    Lacrymosa from the Requiem – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE2muDZksP4
    Piano Concerto 23 2nd mvt – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRobAAY5VGw
    Clarinet Concerto 2nd mvt. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPjtRSgg2fg

  4. watch Amadeus!

  5. Cooper, I’m with you on the first two. The clarinet concerto doesn’t do it for me. Go figure!