18.03.2012 [Plain Dealer] - Consider the smash hit of 1791 Vienna: "Die Zauberflote" or "The Magic Flute," with music by Wolfgang AmadeusMozart and book and lyrics by Emanuel Schikaneder, who might have become the Rodgers and Hammerstein of their era had the composer not died in
30.03.2012 [Canton Repository] - The play explores how it might have gone when a 16-year-old Ludwig von Beethoven journeyed to Vienna in 1787 to meet his idol, Wolfgang AmadeusMozart, 31. (Historically, the meeting may or may not have transpired.) The opposite of a dry
23.03.2012 [Greenville Daily Reflector] - Did a real-life scandal in 1790 prompt Wolfgang AmadeusMozart to write “Cosi fan tutte”? There are still rumors that the famed composer wrote the opera based on facts that took place in his beloved Vienna. “Cosi fan tutte” will be performed by the
24.03.2012 Ludwig and Wolfgang: Birds of a Feather? By Tom Wachunas In 1787, 16 year-old Ludwig van Beethoven traveled some 900 miles from Bonn to Vienna with the hope of training under WolfgangMozart, who was then 31.
If Germany, my beloved fatherland, of whom you know I am proud, will not accept me, then must I, in the name of God, again make France or England richer by one capable German; — and to the shame of the German nation. - Letter to Leopold Mozart (Vienna, 1782-08-17), from Mozart: The Man and the Artist, as Revealed in his own Words by Friedrich Kerst, trans. Henry Edward Krehbiel (1906)