Mozart’s Last Year, 1791 – SAT, July 20, 2024 at 7:00PM

$35.00

Presented by Robert Hartwell, Ph.D., in person and via live video stream with interactive Q&A. (See lecture description below.)

Tickets: $35.  YOU MAY CHOOSE THE VIDEO STREAM OR IN-CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE. FOR THE VIDEO STREAM, ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.  CLASSROOM TICKETS ARE $35 PER PERSON. (PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSROOM SEATING IS LIMITED.)

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Mozart’s last year was an unusually busy one, and gave rise to two very different masterpieces: the Magic Flute and the Requiem Mass. The Magic Flute was the greatest success of Mozart’s life and would have marked a turning point in his career but he would be dead in 2 months. Commissioned anonymously and incomplete at his death, the Requiem Mass is shrouded in mystery. Who was this anonymous commissioner? How much did Mozart actually complete? Did he really believe he was writing his own requiem?  Stay tuned . . .

Robert Hartwell holds a doctorate in music education from Columbia University. As professor of music at Foothill College, he specializes in welcoming the uninitiated into the world of classical music. He co-authored a three-volume series on the history of Western music, and contributed to the New Pedagogies in Higher Education series. He has served as a pre-performance lecturer for the San Francisco Opera.

 

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