>> Sunday, August 31, 2008
Three years ago today, Steph and I were being filmed in around various places in Vienna--atop of one of the spires of St. Stephan's, inside the apartment where Mozart lived when he composed, "Le Nozze di Figaro", in the building where Mozart lived when he died, (which is now a department store), and finally at the place which once was the front of the customs house near the Karinthian Gate where he and Anna Storace bid one another a tearful good-bye as she prepared for her return trip to her home in London.
Today I feature the Adagio movement from Mozart's Clarinet concerto, composed in the summer of 1791, only months before his death in early December of that same year. Some claim it to be one of Mozart's most beautiful compositions. Listen for yourself and decide. Featured is Andrew Mariner, clarinet, and the London Symphony Orchestra.