It’s difficult to make an artist long dead seem engaging and relevant, no matter how effervescent he was while alive. But not only does Phil Grabsky showcase Mozart’s heavenly music to reinforce his brilliance, he also plays upon the misconceptions about the man gleaned from the historically inaccurate, Oscar-winning biopic Amadeus. A host of scholars and noticeably attractive classical performers talk about Mozart’s historical significance and how his work makes them feel, while narration traces his life from child prodigy to premature death at age 35. The amount of detail further enhances our understanding of both the genius and the man.
Friday April 13 2007
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