The other subsection in this final chapter involves what Burnham calls "the open close," which refers to the unmistakably Mozartean
effect of ending seemingly tragic works in the major mode.
And the novel ends at a perfect Mozartean
pitch, with dust, the primal element of death, about to be joined with water, the primal element of life.
That long-abandoned practice is one of the elements of Mozartean
style that conductor BOBBY McFERRIN and pianist CHICK COREA explore in The Mozart Sessions (Sony Classical), their new recording of Mozart's piano concertos, performed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
In the wake of this confession Brophy departs from the Mozartean
plot in order to restage the novel's foundational narrative.
One unforgettable moment, in which she transforms the plodding execution of a familiar hymn into a heavenly strain of Mozartean
lightness, is especially breathtaking.
lines of notes glide lightly downward in the last measures, as if there has been a reconciliation, a calm acceptance of the final descent.
The piece was written with Mozartean
speed and definitiveness in about two weeks, and set to a four-part text by a medical student, Marie Pappenheim.
I heard the second-named cast on May 12, and found the singing on the whole to be vivaciously, youthfully Mozartean
. Mezzo Pascale Spinney did as believable and convincing a turn as Cherubino as she did as Hansel in VO's Hansel und Gretel last December--certainly a singer to watch.
This was the most recent work (1882!) on the programme, which began with Beethoven's Creatures of Prometheus Overture, tubby-sounding at first, but progressing with a Mozartean
fizz, and continued with an atmospherically dramatic Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture (with a clarinet duet from Alastair Moseley and Anton Clarke-Butler so gorgeously and sensitively blended).
Such blissful creative unselfconsciousness had something Mozartean
competition was initiated by two primary art schools in Brno, Frantisek Jilek Primary Art School and Primary Art School on Veveri street, to mark the 225th anniversary of the concert given by the eleven-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the hall of the Reduta in Brno.
Cortese says he hears several traits that strike him as more Mozartean
. There's an argument there, I suppose.