Friday, January 27, 2006

Happy Birthday Mozart!

It's Mozart's 250th birthday today! One of the all time great composers of music!

It's a birthday bash being heard around the world. The cobblestoned and turreted city of Mozart's birth was the focal point for Friday's 250th anniversary celebrations - but the sound of the master's music was being heard around the globe.

Orchestras halls and opera houses worldwide planned performances of his works. Piano students scheduled Mozart marathons and puppeteers were planning jubilee performances as hundreds of cities across five continents toasted the musical genius.

For mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager, Mozart is "a gift from God" and "the light I orient my life around."

Salzburg cabbie Andrea Gautsch put it more simply Friday: "For us, Mozart came with mother's milk."
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