Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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The big idea: does practice make perfect?
Prodigies such as Emma Raducanu spend thousands of hours honing their skills, but could anyone deliver a world-class performance with enough dedication?

Steven Poole

04, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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On my radar: Roberto Saviano’s cultural highlights
The investigative journalist and author of Gomorrah on the delights of Mozart, the restorative tranquility of Andalusia and a lifelong love of Subbuteo

Roberto Saviano

25, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘They deserve a place in history’: music teacher makes map of female composers
Interactive tool features more than 500 women who are often forgotten in the classical music world

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

19, Aug, 2021 @4:00 AM

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The Marriage of Figaro review – acute, witty and handsome, plus pom-poms
Oliver Platt’s anachronistic take on Mozart’s comedy works well in OHP’s opening production, with superb ensemble performances

Tim Ashley

02, Jun, 2021 @12:18 PM

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La Clemenza di Tito review – delight to be back, but modern-dress production fails to convince
Richard Jones’s eagerly-anticipated new production of Mozart’s opera seria has moments of insight but overall too many incongruities, but there is much to enjoy musically, especially Nicole Chevalier’s Vitellia

Tim Ashley

18, May, 2021 @12:34 PM

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The Snow Ball by Brigid Brophy review – a swirling, sensual feast
This timely reissue of Brophy’s 1964 masterpiece transports us to a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball full of romance and eroticism

Lucy Scholes

04, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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In dialogue with Mozart: composer's violin brought back to life
Christoph Koncz has used gut-stringed baroque instrument to record Mozart’s violin concertos

Kate Connolly in Berlin

09, Oct, 2020 @10:50 AM

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Mozart: where to start with his music
He was a child prodigy who excelled in every genre to which he turned his hand, his music combining melodic beauty and the most daring formal perfection – all coloured by his remarkable gift for emotional ambiguity

Tim Ashley

05, Aug, 2020 @11:10 AM

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Lucian Msamati on Amadeus: 'Colour-blind casting? I want you to see my colour'
The star of the National Theatre’s revival, streaming this month, talks about genius, unlocking characters and how Peter Shaffer’s play became an ‘orgy of artistic love’

Interview by Arifa Akbar

14, Jul, 2020 @1:22 PM

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Västerås Sinfonietta/Crawford-Phillips review – a force of nature
The Swedish orchestra may lack polish but their warm personality shone through in this programme of Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Brahms and Mozart

Rian Evans

18, Feb, 2020 @2:41 PM

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Barry Tuckwell obituary | Barry Millington
Horn player who recorded prolifically and was considered the finest of his generation

Barry Millington

24, Jan, 2020 @6:03 PM

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Peter Schreier obituary
German tenor renowned for his performances of the St John and St Matthew Passions by Bach and operas by Mozart

Barry Millington

02, Jan, 2020 @6:06 PM

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