Celebrating Mozart in Movember

11/21/2013 12:50 pm

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Each year, November becomes Movember as men raise money to fight cancer by growing mustaches. This year, November is Movember for another reason, as a radio station and website known for classical music celebrate what they are declaring to be a “month of Mozart.”

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I still remember the first time I head a Mozart Piano Concerto back in college and I was blown away. I knew I had found in his music a style that I would enjoy for a lifetime, both as a pianist and a listener. Mozart’s life is truly fascinating and one that is definitely worth reading about. He began composing at the age of 5 and although he dies at the very young age of 35, he was a prolific composer that left us hours and hours of the most memorable music every written.

As a pianist, playing Mozart is particularly enjoyable. His Sonatas and Concertos are utter perfection and can be played by amateurs and professionals alike. What is your favorite composition by Mozart. Below is one of my favorites, Serenade No. 10 in B Flat Major.