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January 27, 2006 On the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, NPR's Fred Child wraps up a week of musical celebrations in Salzburg, Austria. The Mozarteum Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg and the Vienna Symphony perform works from the composer.
January 26, 2006 Sir Roger Norrington joins NPR's Fred Child in Salzburg for Mozart's birthday celebration. He conducts a selection of Mozart masterpieces, including the slow movement of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor and the famous duet "Bei Maennern" from the opera The Magic Flute.
January 25, 2006 Pianist Mitsuko Uchida joins the Hagen Quartet to play the composer's great G minor Piano Quartet, K. 478.
January 24, 2006 Pianist Mitsuko Uchida joins NPR's Fred Child in Salzburg to discuss the unusual slow movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 18 in F Major, K. 533.
January 23, 2006 NPR's Fred Child hosts Performance Today from Salzburg, Austria, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart. The celebration includes performances from the Juilliard Quartet and Shai Wosner.
January 20, 2006 Despite being one of the most successful composers of all time, Mozart could rarely find a job. We hear some of the pieces he composed while attempting to receive commissions or job offers, including the Dominicus Mass, K. 66, the Piano Sonata in B-flat, K. 281 and his famous G minor Symphony, No. 40.
January 13, 2006 Mozart's relationship with his father was one of love and mutual respect, but not subservience. Scholars Neal Zaslaw and Jane Glover explore the relationship. Music includes a sonata for piano and violin, intrigue from The Marriage of Figaro and a piano concerto.
January 6, 2006 As a part of our continuing series of Mozart commentaries, Jane Glover, conductor and author of Mozart's Women, introduces us to the composer's mother, Maria Anne; his sister, Nannerl; and wife, Constanze, pictured at left. All three had an influence on his music.
December 30, 2005 Elly Ameling sings the Mozart song "Little Frederick's Birthday," with Dalton Baldwin at piano. And we hear the West German Radio Symphony play Mozart's Symphony No. 38... the "Prague" Symphony.
December 30, 2005 We hear the overture to La Clemenza di Tito, by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Louis Langre conducting; a letter by Mozart with news of the successful premiere of Don Giovanni; from that opera, Cecelia Bartoli and Bryn Terfel sing "La ci darem la mano;" and the overture to The Marriage of Figaro, with Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
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