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My Year with MozartJanuary 23, 2020

Five Things I Learned from My Year with Mozart

Thoughts on spending a year with the prolific composer

My Year with MozartJanuary 16, 2020

Lorenzo Da Ponte: Mozart’s other half

By Lawrence Toppman According to legend, the wife of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II heard a guy at a

My Year with MozartJanuary 9, 2020

Genius: Neither brains nor sweat

By Lawrence Toppman You know the quotation attributed to Thomas Edison, right? “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and

My Year with MozartJanuary 2, 2020

Mozart and Masons

By Lawrence Toppman You cannot fully appreciate Mozart without knowing something about his connection to Freemasonry. He entered

My Year with MozartDecember 26, 2019

10 Mozart pieces you need to hear

By Lawrence Toppman A friend familiar with this blog suggested a post titled “The Best of Mozart.” Those

HolidayDecember 13, 2019

5 Perfect Holiday Gifts for the Classical Music Lover

A few ideas that are sure to help round out your gift list