Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mercoledi Musicale

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart who was born 254 years ago today. I was searching for something appropriate to play - you know something that showed the depth and enduring humanity of the man and his music and came up with his variations on this little tune:

Hey Wolfie enjoyed a joke as much, if not more, than the next guy (and no he wasn't quite the vulgarian we see in Amadeus, its a movie!)and his music is shot through with humour and a great love of life. And in this performance Fazil Sayby performs it that way.

Happy Birthday Wolfie, you don't sound a day older!

27 gennaio - Sant'Angela Merici

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yvette said...

yes! quite true! Wolfie is an eternal recycled teenager!
(Was in Toulon last sunday for delicious Nozze!)

David said...

D'you know that 'Ah vous dirai-je, maman' aka Twinkle Twinkle is also subject to a set of virtuoso variations in Adam's Le Toreador? Sumi Jo recorded that, and I'm sure Dessay must have done an arias disc with it, but the most treasurable is the 16-year old Julie Andrews showing off her amazing coloratura or what?

sageweb said...

that was fun!

Sling said...

Totally charming!
Happy Birthday Mr. Mozart.