Monday, January 13, 2014

Rock Me Amadeus! Mozart's First Symphony . . . At Eight Years Old

Please take the time to listen - this is just over eleven minutes long (symphonies were shorter in 1764)  and the composer was only eight years old (eight years old!).  Peter Schaffer's cartoonish play and the subsequent movie was wrong about Salieri (he wasn't a killer), wrong about Mozart himself (he wasn't a babbling buffoon), but was dead on its title, the composer's middle name: "Amadeus".  Not because God loved Mozart more than the rest of us, but because the dazzling genius be bestowed upon Mozart was God's gift of love to all of us.