Dr. Vincent P. de Luise, master scholar and Cultural Ambassador for the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, delivers a visual presentation enhanced with musical excerpts – Amadeus in Retrospect.
The music, life and legacy of Wolfgang Mozart continue to fascinate and enthrall. Who was Mozart? Of course, we all know his music, that rich and deep trove of ineffable melodies from his symphonies, operas, chamber and sacred works that is an essential part of western civilization. The wonderful play and movie, “Amadeus,” have introduced Mozart’s music to millions. Yet, much of Mozart’s life remains dotted with questions, falsehood and hyperbole. What did Mozart look like? What was his relationship with his father Leopold and his sister Nannerl? How did his years of touring Europe as a prodigy affect his health? How did his perfect pitch and eidetic memory inform his compositions? Why was he not as famous during his adult life as he was as a child? What was musical life like in the Vienna of the 1780s? Did he really compose without making mistakes? How did Mozart make a living without a patron? Why did he die so young? What is the Mozart “effect”? Can his music really make you smarter? Join Dr Vincent de Luise for a fascinating look at Mozart: the man, his life, and his wondrous musical legacy.
For more information about Vincent visit: amusicalvision.blogspot.com
Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road