Friday, January 27, 2006

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- 250th!

Today, we have a number of "live" events celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

But I want to draw special attention to one event in particular showcasing one of the finest artists of our age, Thomas Quasthoff:

At GMT 1900/EST 2:00PM, MDR FIGARO and RBB KULTURRADIO will be carrying the Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboim in an all-Mozart program starring Thomas Quastoff and also featuring soprano Sylvia Schwartz and violinist Nikolaj Znaider. Daniel Barenboim will also be heard at the piano. If you can, try and catch this broadcast, which starts slightly over an hour from now.

There are at least three or four other "live" Mozart entries today in addition, making it well worthwhile for you to check out the many commemorative offerings yourself:

http://www.operacast.com/thiswkdays.htm

Happy listening!

Geoffrey Riggs

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