Posted at 8:10 AM on September 18, 2006
by John Zech
Filed under: The blog
Amidst the many articles and books about Mozart during this, his 250th anniversary, an article in yesterday's New York Times by Anthony Tommasini does a great job I think, in looking at Mozart's development as a composer, what made him great, and how he might have "taken it to the next level" (as we say these days) if he had lived to age 70 or beyond, instead of dying at the age of 35.
If you want to get a better understanding of classical music's greatest poster boy, you could do worse than spend a few minutes reading "If Mozart Had Better Health Care."