For my friend Colonialist, for our entertainment… You know to whom I’d like to sing this.
There are a good few such Mozart canons which lend themselves to such moments as these.
You’ll find the links at the Youtube site of this canon.
Mozart was in the habit of writing the most heavenly music.
He was also known not to hold back with comedy and ridicule. (See “Will der Herr Graf ein Taenzchen mal wagen?” from “Figaro”.)
Some weighty voices (especially of psychologists in the field looking for sensationalism, and movie producers trying to rally publicity for “Amadeus”) have been trying to establish that Mozart had some psychiatric syndrome, i.e. Tourette’s. This is patent nonsense.
- At age 15 Mozart was the greatest violinist of his time, overshadowing his father Leopold who had been that before him.
- One of the main identifying features of a Tourette syndrome are nervous tics.
- You do not play violin with tics. Let alone become the greatest violinist of your time.
The theory of Mozart’s “Tourette’s Syndrome” was based on the following: His exuberant nature (“hyperactive” – but a sufferer of hyperactivity cannot draw a closed circle, let…
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