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Classical Notes: June 1, 2011 Archive

An Obit for the Ages....

Posted at 3:19 AM on June 1, 2011 by Ward Jacobson

Did you hear about the copper heiress who died last week at age 104? As obituaries go, it is a most interesting read - one of those where you kind of laugh and cry at the same time. Be sure to read both pages - the second page contains a real musical doozy or two! Read all about it here.

The Short Version: Third Billing

Posted at 11:29 AM on June 1, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

Mozart was down--financially, professionally--in the last year of his life, but not out. For him, a young man with immense talent, time was on his side. His current straits would become the briefest of dips in the market. But we, who can see the past's future, have a different perspective, and sigh for what's ahead.