Monday, July 29, 2013

Mozart / Symphony No. 40

This past weekend, I went to a concert where this classic was played, and I was surprised to find the familiar music striking me anew with its beauty. Music is oftentimes more filling than food, and in this case, every movement was a satisfying course all on its own.

The program described this piece as Mozart making " 'an appeal to eternity' at a time when his worldly fortunes were in decline...Here we encounter the remarkable fusion of opposites – of passion and formal elegance, sorrow and exultation, darkness and light..."

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