Posts Tagged ‘Mozart’

Vanity Fair

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

Thack­eray endows Rebecca Sharp — “that artful little minx — with all the qual­i­ties which make his own writing so delightful. He portrays Rebecca as an artist — the lost, bril­liant child of a singer and a painter, singing and dancing, scheming and dreaming her way though life.

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Boston Baroque: Abduction from the Seraglio

Thursday, May 21st, 1998

Mozart’s early opera, ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO starts out light and comic, grad­u­ally grows deeper, more melodic, and more profound, and ends in perfect harmony. He wrote in 1781, at the age of 25, bringing together elements of high art and melo­drama into a new form that tran­scends them both. “It was a break­though for Mozart,” says Martin Pearlman, conductor and director of the Boston Baroque.

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Christopher Hogwood

Sunday, December 1st, 1996

CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD has stopped conducting in the tradi­tional “stuffed shirt” tails and white tie; he now wears a black silk shirt. It gives him the air of an artist — or a monk. The Maestro’s new clothes are a metaphor for his approach to music: not a dusty, life­less tradi­tion, but some­thing authentic, full of meaning, and alive.

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