The Joy of Mozart

Tom Service discovers the true essence of Mozart’s genius

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BBC Four
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 21:00
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Tom Service visits the European cities where Mozart lived and worked in an attempt to take fresh look at the composer's genius.

Mozart's death at a young age undoubtedly helps to elevate the reputation and myth surrounding his music, something Service wants to look beyond in attempt to view the works as Mozart's contemporaries would have done.

Turning away from the sentimental tourist industry dedicated to the composer in Salzburg, Service uncovers the brilliance and originality of Mozart’s original scores and looks at the instruments he would have heard them played on.

Further visits to London and Vienna help to uncover the humanity behind Mozart’s music.

Also featuring Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nicola Benedetti, and Paul Morley.

 

 

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