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Honorable Mention
"...El Supremo all afternoon with the rondo movement of Mozart's piano concerto 386: but the insect was not responding..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Books Feature by Billy Cope

Those Magic Moments
Composer, classicist Stephen Barber's encoding and imprinting
"...You wake up at his house and he's playing Mozart. And it's ridiculous to watch him work. There's so..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Best Place To Pretend You're In Berkeley
Mozart's Coffee Roasters
"...outdoor deck on the lake, it's no wonder that Mozart’s is populated by writerly and professorly looking folk with..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Best of Austin Feature

Deep in the Mozart of Texas
This summer, the Austrian American Mozart Academy, an international program that provides aspiring professional singers with training and performance experience in Mozartian opera, relocates to, of all places, Austin, Texas.
"...do hot young singers go to study and perform Mozart's operas?..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ah, Sweet Air!
The 2002 Austin Chamber Music Festival
"...perform Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285 by Mozart, Trio in Eb Major, Opus 20, No. 5 "Pierrot"..."

June 28, 2002 Arts Feature

The 2002 Austin Critics Table Awards
On Monday, June 3, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding achievements in the Austin arts in a ceremony at the Capitol City Comedy Club.
"...Mozart's Birthday, A. Mozart Fest Chamber Orchestra..."

June 7, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

More Places at the Table
The Austin Critics Table is about to hand out its annual awards for achievement in the arts for the 10th year, and the list of nominees is longer than ever.
"...Mozart's Birthday, A. Mozart Fest Chamber Orchestra..."

May 24, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Tuna Almanac: Facts About the Shows and Their Creators
Facts about the Tuna shows and their creators, and a guide to the characters in the plays.
"...a new opera, Ocheata's Wedding, commissioned by the OK Mozart International Music Festival...."

April 12, 2002 Arts Feature

Conception of Fate
The Austin Symphony's performance of the program Conception of Fate, with its works by Mozart, Brahms, and Beethoven, melded craft and style into a profound, spirited, joyful night of art.
"...classical repertory, such as Saturday night's offering of Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven, while mixing it up with all manner..."

March 1, 2002 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Food-o-file
Upcoming culinary events in Austin.
"...Cafe Mundi, Dolce Vita, the Culinary Academy of Austin, Mozart's, Prairie Rock Catering, Wakichef, Zoot, and more! Come join..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

More From the Local Bookstore
"...("Having a Good Time" by Samite, Pink Martini's "Lullaby," Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus," performed by the Choir of King's..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Music Feature by Clay Smith

Music to Chortle By
Whenever Steve Saugey and Lyova Rosanoff are at the keyboards, musical shenanigans are the natural order, especially when these two pianist-parodists are spoofing classical music through one of their Forbidden Classics programs.
"...Rosanoff dressing up as Beethoven and his "Immortal Beloved"; Mozart and his kid sister; Brahms and Clara Schumann; and..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Requiem for a Landmark
Filmmaker Steve Bilich was blocks away from the World Trade Center on September 11, and documented the tragedy with a 1920 hand-crank Cine-Kodak 16mm camera; the resulting film, Native American in Manhattan, will screen at the Sundance Film Festival.
"...Hazard and silent but for the somber backing of Mozart's Requiem, Bilich's film (titled Native American in Manhattan) will..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Down Home Movie
A conversation with Nick Doob, co-director of 'Down From the Mountain,' a new documentary about the musicians behind the soundtrack behind 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'
"...just barely noted. His camerawork on From Mao to Mozart, the 1980 documentary following violinist Isaac Stern through China,..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Postscripts
Lawrence Grobel's new book of interviews contains the master interviewer's usually revelatory narratives.
"...interviewer's interviewer," as he has been called (and "the Mozart of interviewers" by Joyce Carol Oates), Grobel has written..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Books Column by Clay Smith

ECM New Series
"...and bold -- more like a millennial Wagner than Mozart, but also incorporating the ethereal glass harmonica. The en..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Music Review by David Lynch

Hearts and Violins
Jennifer Bourianoff has found happiness playing chamber music and living in Austin.
"...Soloists of Austin to the Arundel Trio to A. Mozart Fest. Fluid, graceful, capable of a great range of..."

June 29, 2001 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Austin Critics Table Winners 2000-01
"...InstrumentalistGregory Allen, Mozart: Piano Concerto in F..."

June 15, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Critics Table 2000-2001 Nominations
The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their ninth annual awards for achievement in the arts.
"...Margaret Jane Wray, Die WalküreInstrumentalistGregory Allen, Mozart: Piano Concerto in F..."

May 18, 2001 Arts Feature

Humor, Introspection, Ecstasy
UT Composer Dan Welcher is one step away from greatness.
"..."Mozart wrote that way," states Welcher. "His most effective pieces..."

April 13, 2001 Music Feature by Robert Faires

Mr. Smarty Pants
"...recent Microsoft TV commercial uses the "Dies Irae" from Mozart's Requiem. Although "Where do you want to go today"..."

March 16, 2001 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Dispatches From the Edge
Rounding Up the 2001 FronteraFest Long Fringe
"...turn-of-the-century Paris, could exercise his dorsal cavity the way Mozart could exercise a keyboard. Recognizable tunes, animal sounds, vocal..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Putting It Together
The Austin Symphony's Peter Bay on Leading an Orchestra, Interpreting a Score, and Seeing Music
"...Now if you go earlier than Beethoven -- into Mozart, Haydn, Bach -- there is far greater room for..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Will Anybody Ever Love Neal Medlyn?
For vulnerable performer Neal Medlyn, Dork = Cool.
"...the show), accompanied (loosely) by a hysterical rap about Mozart that Medlyn taped at the age of 15 as..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Not Clucking Around
East Texas chicken magnate Bo Pilgrim wants a state permit to build a bigger chicken slaughterhouse and waste disposal facility -- right across the creek from Sen. Bill Ratliff's in-laws' vacation home.
"...companies that publish music by outlaw composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose opera Don Giovanni is filled to overflowing with..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Of Moose and Movies
Nine days and nights at the Toronto International Film Festival
"...the North American premiere of his movie For Ever Mozart and Bernardo Bertolucci at the premiere of Besieged. Maybe..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nailing the Market
The next time you go out to eat, keep an eye out for the work of Austin artist Elizabeth Guenthner. She's showing in almost every cafe where it's possible to display art, and her works' precise, distinctly disturbing beauty is simply transcendent.
"...at Borders, the Omelettry, the Cue Lounge, Magnolia Cafe, Mozart's, Kerbey Lane Cafe, Austin Java Company, Mojo's, Flightpath, Star..."

July 14, 2000 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Readers Poll
"...HONORABLE MENTIONRuta Maya Coffee House, Mozart's, TrianonBEST PIZZAMangia Chicago Stuffed PizzaRUNNERS-UPFrank & Angie's, Pizza Nizza..."

May 12, 2000 Food Feature

The Day They Shot John Lennon: Profound Self-Absorption
In the Actors Theatre of Austin production of James McLure's The Day They Shot John Lennon, reviewer Ada Calhoun finds the work of a fine cast undone by profoundly self-absorbed characters and inconsistent direction.
"...and "How could a country that gave us Beethoven, Mozart, and Freud give us Auschwitz?" At one point, the..."

March 24, 2000 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

Lone Star Sweden
"Lars Gustafsson has the air, somehow, of a sailor," Roger Gathman writes about this Austin author transplanted from Sweden. "It is as though he were some Swedish Sinbad come to rest here after a dozen ports. And in a way, that is true."
"...point of view. The district attorney meets him at Mozart's. All the characters shop at Whole Foods. What the..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Books Feature by Roger Gathman

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