Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Many people have asked me this over the past 10 years. It's a fair question, I think. For someone whose music is said to be so healing, you might think that Mozart actually was a healer but there is no evidence whatsoever that he ever thought of himself in those terms.
As a matter of fact, Mozart's life was extremely chaotic and he was always running around at the last minute finishing up the symphonies, concertos, and chamber music that had been commissioned for him. You may or may not realize that Mozart died a pauper...destitute...and was buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna. Such a brilliant man who wrote music that was all of genius quality. So tragic.