Posts Tagged ‘Mozart’

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New Thoughts

June 6, 2011

Honestly, I don’t listen to any music these days. I know it’s pathetic because I WRITE about music (duh!) but seriously, I have no time for it. But then again, I ask myself: is this an excuse?

The answer is YES. It is an excuse. Why would I not have time to listen to a little bit of music when I have time to talk to my friends on the phone or do internet shopping?

I feel like I’m missing out a lot these days… haha I’m just complaining right now because I have so much workload and it’s almost finals. Seriously, even though finals are coming my way, I should relax myself and listen to some music. I think it’ll do me some good.

Mozart with his sweet, innocent tunes and Beethoven with his majesty…. and Bach with his originality and Debussy with his dreams… Chopin with his intricate notes and Tchaikovsky with dainty little melodies…. I miss them all.

Sometimes in life I feel like I should lay down everything and just have a little bit of time to look back. And that’s exactly what I need right now… with a little bit of classical music.

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Bread and Butter Waltz by Mozart :)

December 1, 2010

In relation to the previous entry…

Ohhhh….. Mozart!

Just listen. Stop reading. STOP READING AND LISTEN.

done?

Hahahaha. Pure innocence.

How could this be? Starting from the title ‘Bread and Butter’? This is the MOST ADORABLE PIECE of all classical music 🙂 Well, in my opinion it is.

Doesn’t it just pull out purity and youth from you? It has a magic; it makes you young again! (Well only the moment you are listening to it… 🙂 )

Soft piano tunes.. doesn’t it just make you imagine soft butter spreading lightly on bread? What imagery does it create for you?

Really, it is hard to say that a piece of classical music is CUTE. Ok, honestly I was going to move on to Beethoven for a while, but I COULD NOT skip without presenting this adorable cute music that reveals Mozart so well.

When listening to Mozart, it is very hard to believe that he was such a nuisance… maybe he was just too childish for his age, even in adulthood. His music makes me imagine him as an innocent, playful man.

I honestly do not know if this is true, but I heard somewhere that he composed this one when he was three. Well, if he really did, I’m not surprised. I mean, it’s Mozart. DUH. 🙂 He could play violin and piano with his eyes covered and he could play piano backwards. Yes, I am very thankful that this music genius was ever born on this earth and presented us with wonderful music.

Ok, so back to my purpose… I WILL write about Beethoven on my next entry. 🙂 He is a fun guy to explore, so be ready!!

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Mozart Sonata For Two Pianos In D K488

November 29, 2010

Ahhh… Mozart!!

Almost all of Mozart’s music is lighthearted and playful. His music contains everlasting innocence and youth. Even after his death, he has left a great legacy for centuries. This is the true beauty of classics… the beauty never fades and always remain.

Mozart was a true genius that the world had never seen before, and never was going to, and definitely never will. Even in his time, he was known as the greatest musician of his time–which gradually led to centuries. However, he was infamous for dissipation and shallowness, regardless of his talents. As a person, he was more of a nuisance to those around him.

His characters are very well shown through a lot of his music. It generally tends to have lighter emotions and mischievous innocence. It is very rarely written in minor chords. He might have been a troublesome nuisance, but his transparency with his child-like characteristics were maybe what he truly wished to reveal through his music.

And in the history of classical music, there appears another figure as important as Mozart, if not more–Ludwig van Beethoven. His life and music were completely opposite from Mozart’s. How? and how does his music reveal that? I will elaborate more on that topic on my next entry.

For now, just listen and enjoy Mozart’s Sonata for two pianos, but do not take it very seriously; remember, lightheartedness is the key to enjoy this particular piece. 🙂