If you aspire to play in an orchestra, you could practice hard to perfect your playing. Or you could do what the musicians of the Really Terrible Orchestras of U.K. and the U.S. do: grab an instrument you’ve tried to play well but simply cannot, show up at rehearsal and laugh at your mistakes.
In this episode of The Mozart Minute, we meet the librettist for Mozart’s most inspired operas.
The otters at Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo might have small claws, but they sure can handle a keyboard.
Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart, was himself a professional musician, and famously promoted his children’s prodigious musical gifts.
New York City-based On Site Opera experiments with Figaro Systems software to deliver opera supertitles straight to your Google Glass “eyewear.”
Was Mozart’s dad, Leopold Mozart, a proud father doing his best to nurture his gifted children’s talents, or were his paternal instincts dimmed by dollar signs?
At one point in time the very notion of a woman conducting an orchestra at all – even fully clothed – was so outlandish to some that it took a long time to take hold. With some people, it apparently still hasn’t.
In the run-up to Mother’s Day weekend, here’s a glimpse at Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s mother.
Concert organist Gail Archer is passionate about organ music and music by women composers. And she says she’s on a mission to make both more widely known.