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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