Birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Naming the Days

To thousands and thousands of individuals dwelling and useless, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) wrote music extra fluently and majestically than anybody else who ever walked the face of the earth.

  • “There is no such thing as a feeling — human or cosmic — no depth, no top the human spirit can attain that isn’t contained in Mozart’s music.”
    — Lili Kraus
  • “Whether or not the angels play solely Bach praising God, I’m not fairly positive; I’m positive, nevertheless, that en famille they play solely Mozart.”
    — Karl Barth
  • “I let you know earlier than God and on my phrase as an trustworthy man that your son is the best composer I’ve ever heard of.”
    — Franz Joseph Haydn to Mozart’s father

Mozart was a baby prodigy beneath the sway and steerage of his father. Earlier than he was ten he had traveled to France and England and at fourteen he turned a papal knight. However Mozart discovered himself remoted on the planet of music and sometimes lamented the fickleness of the Viennese public who did not all the time recognize his artistic genius. Mozart left behind a handful of nice symphonies, a dozen chamber works, some intelligent concertos, and a few operas.

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You possibly can honor Mozart and have fun his birthday by watching the 1984 movie Amadeus, directed by Milos Forman which explores this composer’s eccentric and controversial life by the eyes of Antonio Soleri, a composer to the Australian courtroom who was very envious of Mozart. Peter Shaffer, the screenplay author, calls it a “fantasia based mostly on reality.” A Values & Visions Information to the movie is right here.


Try Don Campbell’s The Mozart Impact, the place the creator delineates the facility of music to heal the physique, strengthen the thoughts, and unlock the artistic spirit. Right here Mozart’s elegant music is seen as a medium which not solely can calm us down however is ready to heat up the mind. Campbell writes:

“Right away, music can carry our soul. It awakens inside us the spirit of prayer, compassion, and love. It clears our minds and has been identified to make us smarter.”

Religious Practices

Play a chunk of music by Mozart and sense it as a prayer of peace or as a carry for the spirit.

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