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Archive for June 17, 2013

Chamber Music on Monday Night

Page 1, Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio

The origin of the title of the Mozart Trio is oft told: “Kegelstatt” means bowling alley in German, which describes the composer enjoying a little game with his friends. It is wonderful to think of the genius jotting down these notes between turns at hurtling a heavy ball down the lane. The truth is less convenient for radio intros: Mozart did claim to write music in “Vienna 27 July 1786 while playing skittles