Monday, August 14, 2006

Mozart Lives to 70

“In the unimaginable alternate universe in which [Mozart] lived to the age of seventy, an anniversary-year essay might have a sentence such as this: ‘Opera houses focus on the great works of Mozart’s maturity – “The Tempest,” “Hamlet,” the two-part “Faust” – but it would be a good thing if we occasionally heard that flawed yet lively work of his youth, “Don Giovanni.”’"

 Alex Ross in The New Yorker