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 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