Tagged: Mozart

Mozart Portrait Research & Controversy

The Core presents an article by Daniel J. Wakin on the debated topic of Mozart portrait authenticity. The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, have announced their intriguing findings. A sample of the article: “It’s an emotional question,” Ms. Ramsauer said. “Mozart is such a universal genius. Everybody knows him. Everybody takes part of his life.”… One […]

‘The Strangest Art’ by Wendy Lesser

Relating to the work of CC202, which inspects Mozart, is an essay arguing that revivals of classic works do not hold back the opera genre from blossoming. Here is an excerpt: Nothing, perhaps, will ever be as good as Shakespeare, but that doesn’t prevent Tony Kushner or David Mamet from writing marvellous plays now. Shostakovich […]

Separating Mozart from “Amadeus”

Professor of music and lecturer for the core Roye E. Wates recently published a book covering the reality and fiction surrounding Mozart, titled Mozart: An Introduction to the Music, the Man and the Myths.  Wicked Local interviewed Professor Wates on the book, and it sheds some insight into how Amadeus may be more hurtful than […]

CC202 video homework

Anne Whiting (Core ’11, CAS 13) observes that the homework in CC202 involves, sometimes, trawling videos on YouTube. Behold: The Three Boys – The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote) by Mozart A clip from Ingmar Bergman’s 1976 film version of Mozart’s opera. NB: This version will be screened next week, on Monday and Tuesday February 7th […]

Analects of the Core: Mozart on inspiring situations

When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose opera The Magic Flute will be examined in Prof. Roye Wates‘ lecture tomorrow afternoon for the students […]

A new book by Prof. Wates

Professor Roye Wates is a long-time guest lecturer in the Core Humanities, where she speaks to sophomores about the method and meaning of Mozart’s operas. Core students are not the only beneficiaries of her knowledge—she is frequently called upon to give pre-concert talks in the Boston area, and has lectured on various aspects of Mozart’s […]