Ed's talk: Aug 2, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Mozart Pieces Unveiled (VIDEO)

I was commenting on the fact that so much "new" Mozart has been found even in the last few years that it seems to amount to a relatively recent Mozart industry. Wasn't there a whole Symphony discovered maybe around five years ago?

But Felix Mendelssohn's "career" was interrupted by Herr Schickelgruber in the 20th Century because he offended his theories on racial purity and whole concerts have been put together from his newly discovered music. (Wagner was also offended by Felix's Judaism though he helped himself to many of his ideas such as stealing the opening of the Reformation Symphony for Parsifal (the Dresden Amen.). And even though the Mendelssohns turned Lutheran early on, they were still Jews and therefore unredeemable.)

Incidentally, Mozart was apparently a friend of Moses Mendelssohn, the grandfather of Felix and Fanny and Schubert used his German translations of some Psalms except for the one he set in Hebrew.
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