Wolfie’s Wheel Turns

August 30, 2016 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | Classical Music, MUSIC | 0 Comments |

"Where's my 'Best Of' Compilation?" - 'Mozart's Last Days' by Hermann Kaulbach (1873)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) was identified in Charles Murray’s Curious historiography, Human Accomplishment, as ‘measurably’ the most eminent and significant person in Western Music (along with Beethoven).

Mozart finally gets his collected hits properly done.  (Now that Mrs Gibb has passed, we can note that Andy Gibb got a greatest hits record after one hit single).  Now, we see not only Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi, et al, but just about everything the great prodigy ever scribbled, a huge undertaking that will pose a giant test of his admirers.

Deutsche Grammophon & Decca Records are marking Wolfie’s 225th death anniversary with 225, the largest collection of Mozart ever assembled.  See the link for more details: http://www.mozart225.com/

Mozart would have laughed like a drain!


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