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Mozart, in the Artists’ Words

painting of Mozart as child prodigy

painting of Mozart as child prodigy

Care to brush up on your Mozart? Or maybe one-up the know it all who corners you at intermission? Check out these insights from some of music’s best minds as they muse about the works of Salzburg’s favorite son; also hear what Mozart’s own father had to say, in a letter to his son read by WFMT’s Kerry Frumkin.

Spend Mozart’s birthday listening to the music. All day on Monday, January 27th WFMT goes wall-to-wall Mozart.

Joel Smirnoff, longtime violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet:

 
Conductor Bruno Walter, trained under Gustav Mahler:

 
Letter from Leopold Mozart to his son, Wolfgang, read by Kerry Frumkin:
 
 
International violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter:

 
Austrian conductor Josef Krips:

 
Scholar, composer, and arranger Gerard McBurney; serves as creative director of the Chicago Symphony’s Beyond the Score:
 
 
English conductor John Eliot Gardiner:

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