My Year with Mozart

Lawrence Toppman spends a year listening to every note of his 200 CD set of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and shares weekly musings of his journey with history’s most versatile composer.

My Year with MozartApril 18, 2019

Was Mozart a Christian Composer?

Many of the composer’s operatic works exhibit the truest expressions of Christian teachings – forgiveness.

My Year with MozartApril 11, 2019

His Frenemy, Yes – but Not His Killer

Antonio Salieri – he’s remembered for something he didn’t do: murder Mozart.

My Year with MozartMarch 21, 2019

Mozart’s Invisible Sister

Wolfgang praised her songs in his letters, but none of her music remains for us to judge.

My Year with MozartMarch 14, 2019

The filthy Mozart

Not all songs written by the composer were serious. In fact, some show a more humorous side.

My Year with MozartMarch 7, 2019

Honey, I Shrunk the Concertos

How Mozart may have inadvertently invented the piano quintet