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Mozart in Duluth

Posted at 4:28 PM on September 23, 2010 by Alison Young (2 Comments)
Filed under: Concerts, Musician stories

"Never should I have thought that a clarinet could be so capable of imitating a human voice so closely as it was imitated by thee. Verily, thy instrument has so soft and lovely a tone that nobody who has a heart can resist it."

This Saturday, I'll be hosting the pre-concert "Behind the Music" talk for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra's opening night concert. Richard Stolzman is the guest playing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.

I was getting my notes together, deciding which facts to include and what to emphasize all while Stolzman's recording played in the background.

Suddenly I found myself moved to tears. How is it possible - I asked myself - could such sublime music spring from one man's mind?

Of course there is no answer. We are simply given the gift without a thing asked in return, but that we enjoy!

Comments (2)

so very great...and so very simple and beautiful...the gift is accepted...thank u Alice and Wolfgang...love...

Posted by niky | September 27, 2010 2:55 PM

in the middle of the night, I saw you crying and I really wish you wer here. I want Love in the middle of the night, and I lie and thought about you. oh yea, yea, you' ve been to far and its hard to find my way back to you. Oh Baby. Baby why don't you wait for me I
need your Love I need your Love to help us all the way through
Its Love I need in the middle of the night, I saw your face and wish you were here, The time is long passed overnight, i feel and you're not here, but baby, baby why dont you wait for me. I need your love, I need your love,
To get us all way through, O' come back to mw i really, really missed you, in the middle of the night, in the middle of the Night, o' come back to me I really, really missed you, in the middle of the night Macoby "Blues" In the middle of the night, Black ,Black, up Drinking wine" Middle of the night, middle of the Night!

Posted by KATYCE DOWN FORBES | October 2, 2010 8:57 PM