Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Before 2006 gives way to the New Year, Books & Culture is taking one last opportunity to pay homage to the 250th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth. The November/December issue of the periodical offers "The Triumph of Genius: Celebrating Mozart" by Jon Pott. Pott, the editor-in-chief of Eerdmans Publishing Company, attends to what eight authors or theologians have written about Mozart and his music, mentioning—along the way—the types of music Mozart composed and his relationship with his father. Pott also notes the genius of Mozart's music, which is technically exquisite and full of "equanimity and poise."
"The Triumph of Genius" is available online. MARS HILL AUDIO paid tribute to this anniversary year through an interview with professor of music Calvin Stapert on Volume 80. [Posted December 2006, ALG]