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Five Degrees from Beethoven
UT pianist Anton Nel, figuratively descended from a line of teachers beginning with Beethoven
"...van Beethoven, who for his part was taught by Mozart's composer friend, and rival, Joseph Haydn. Before that, the..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Peter Serkin
Despite not always fully engaging with soloist Peter Serkin, the Austin Symphony Orchestra was clear, tidy, and provided some sweeping music
"...explains how, in trying to characterize a program of Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Michael Torke, Austin Symphony conductor Peter Bay..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Arts Review by Jerry Young

In Memoriam: Bill Fagan
"...sweater-clad host of Mr. Esther's Neighborhood to Wolfgang I'm-a-genius Mozart to the blond third of Peter, Paul, and Mounds...."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Veritably Vienna
A. Mozart Fest's Veritably Vienna concert showed that violinist Uli Speth and pianist Mary Robbins know the benefits of collaboration in Mozart's violin sonatas
"...From the first few notes of Mozart's Sonata in E-Flat Major, K. 380, it was apparent..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Arts Review by Jerry Young

In Other Election News ...
Nader still off Texas ballot, Pete Sessions' naked butt, sexing up GOTV, and more
"...BookPeople (603 N. Lamar); Thursday, Oct. 21, 5:30pm at Mozart's Coffee Roasters (3825 Lake Austin Blvd.), and Saturday, Oct...."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...The second, some years earlier, was when Stoltzman played Mozart's clarinet concerto with the Austin Symphony. In the celestial..."

Oct. 1, 2004 Column

Life Enhanced
"...The second, some years earlier, was when Stoltzman played Mozart's clarinet concerto with the Austin Symphony. In the celestial..."

Sept. 28, 2004 Postmarks

Attention to Sound
John Cage's approach to music has shaped how Michelle Schumann listens to and plays it
"...establishment and rarely welcomed to share musical programs with Mozart, Brahms, or even the acknowledged 20th-century masters, but the..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

Summer Series Schedule
"...June 5: Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro Overture, Piano Concerto No.17); Tchaikovsky..."

June 4, 2004 Music Feature

Summer Schedule Highlights
"...June 5 with a gala opening orchestral program of Mozart and Tchaikovsky, is brimming with outstanding concerts. These five..."

June 4, 2004 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

A Night in Vienna
Friendship was the theme of the Budjanova Chamber Orchestra's A Night in Vienna, which was dedicated to the memory of Danielle Martin, the late UT professor whose life touched many of those at the concert
"...slightly somber, the short Scherzo was bubbly, and the "Mozart-like" Rondo was sprightly and uplifting. Following this duet, Little..."

May 28, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Sheet Music
" with tertiary knowledge of classical music, especially Beethoven, Mozart, and Wagner. Both have drawn fire for their opinions,..."

May 28, 2004 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

When Wagner Became WAGNER
With 'The Flying Dutchman,' Richard Wagner made opera bigger than big
"...not as mathematical as Bach or as measured as Mozart, but he resets form from its very foundation. He..."

March 26, 2004 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

Roll Over, Beethoven
An interview with Francis Preve, laptop composer and producer
"...all of the notes yourself, I direct them to Mozart and Beethoven, who obviously couldn't play every orchestral instrument..."

March 26, 2004 Screens Feature by Courtney Fitzgerald

For all its luscious designs and fine actors who work exceptionally hard, Mary Moody Northen Theatre's production of Amadeus winds up more dull than daring
" His Favored Servant Salieri's rival musician, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri had pledged his life to all things good..."

March 5, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Stalin's Favorite Pianist
"...the radio one day, Stalin heard Yudina's performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23. The next night he called..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

Mozart Birthday Celebration
Once again, this year's Mozart Birthday Celebration hosted by A. Mozart Fest brought out a high level of intensity and enthusiasm from some of Austin's best musicians
"...Mozart Birthday Celebration..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Arts Review by Jerry Young

Così Fan Tutte
The lack of passion in Austin Lyric Opera's Così Fan Tutte transforms Mozart's curious opera into a prime-time sitcom with a spectacular orchestra.
"...Mozart's penchant for dirty comedy and frivolity is offered up..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

End of an Arts Era
The most prosperous period in Austin's cultural history came to a painful close in 2003.

Jan. 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

10 That Get 10s in 2003
"...5) Paul Badura-Skoda (A. Mozart Fest) If Pepe Romero is God's gift to the..."

Jan. 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Best Cheesecake Case
Fabulous Cheesecakes at Mozart's Coffee Roasters
"...about some crumbled candy bar with caramel drizzle instead? Mozart's not only has a great lake view, strong coffee,..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Best of Austin Feature

Best Classical Champion
Peter Bay
"...dances on the podium – makes highbrow sounds by Mozart, Mahler, and those other golden oldies seem as fresh..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Best of Austin Feature

Months of speculation come to an end as Austin Lyric Opera appoints conductor Richard Buckley to the position of artistic director.
"...role in its productions of Puccini's Turandot (Nov. 21-24), Mozart's Così Fan Tutte (Jan. 9-17), and Wagner's The Flying..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

High Plains Chamber
The Harrington String Quartet, which makes its third appearance with the Austin Chamber Music Center's annual summer festival in July, is based in Amarillo, and though that may not seem like a likely spot for a chamber music ensemble, the members of the Harrington Quartet feel quite at home on the range.
"...Virtuosity on Display -- works by Mozart, Britten, and Hummel performed by festival artists. July 19,..."

July 11, 2003 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

Brave Combo
Texas Platters
" places. Starting with a rollicking polka version of Mozart's "Rondo a la Turca," Box of Ghosts plows through..."

May 30, 2003 Music Review by Greg Beets

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...Paul Badura-Skoda, A. Mozart Fest..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Paul Badura-Skoda
The return performance by the magnificent Paul Badura-Skoda with A. Mozart Fest was like witnessing a breathtaking conversation between a master craftsman and some mysterious presence, an unseen force that attends the pianist's graceful execution of some of the world's loveliest music.
"...question asked among the incoming patrons to this A. Mozart Fest Distinguished Artist Concert: "Hands or face?" That is,..."

April 4, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Twelve more friends of the arts have been named to the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, and Austin Lyric Opera loses Managing Director Michael Murphy to a performing arts organization in San Diego, from whence he came.
" produced by ALO: Così Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Mozart and The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner. The season..."

March 28, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Authentic Sound
When pianist Paul Badura-Skoda plays classical music of centuries past, he strips away the centuries of romantic interpretation and provides us with the beauty and lively spirit of the music as it was originally heard.
"...concert by Viennese pianist Paul Badura-Skoda with the A. Mozart Fest Orchestra was a lesson about authenticity...."

March 21, 2003 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

I Hear a Symphony
Composer Kent Kennan has been an essential voice in America's musical counterpoint since 1936 when he won the Prix de Rome Composition Prize. Now, at age 90, he'll hear the Austin Symphony play his composition for the very first time.
"...Duke Ellington masterpiece, or a Sting album. It separates Mozart from Salieri, Beethoven from Hummel, the Beatles from the..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

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