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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Post  George on Thu 10 May 2018, 11:39

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91) was born in Salzburg, Austria – and was baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.


    This is something I first learned in 1984 and remembered ever since. Therefore I knew something Stephen Fry did not in the Christmas episode of Series B of QI.



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    Re: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Post  Sylvia on Thu 10 May 2018, 12:45

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to the Amatis Piano Trio perform Mozart’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, KV 502, in “Lunchtime Concert” with Clemency Burton-Hill on BBC Radio 3.
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    Re: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Post  George on Thu 10 May 2018, 13:03

    Clemmie Burton-Hill! I love her very much. Before becoming a Radio 3 presenter, she was an actress – who even appeared in an episode of Midsomer Murders! It was the episode “Dead in the Water” – in which the five-time Olympic-gold winner Sir Steve Redgrave had a cameo appearance!



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    Re: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Post  Sylvia on Fri 25 May 2018, 13:02

    A moment ago, clarinettist Michael Collins and the Heath Quartet performed Johannes Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115, in “Lunchtime Concert” with Fiona Talkington.

    This work is not as well known as Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major, KV 581.
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    Re: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Post  George on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 12:15

    I am now listening to the Minguet Quartet perform the String Quartet № 14 in G major, KV 387, in “Lunchtime Concert”. The presenter Sarah Walker says this work is nicknamed “Spring” – but I have to say that though I have heard this work plenty of times this is the first time that I have heard this nickname associated with it.


    I do know that Ludwig van Beethoven has a written a violin sonata nicknamed “Spring”, and that both Robert Schumann and Benjamin Britten have written symphonies called “Spring”.



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    Re: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Post  Sylvia on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 12:15

    The Tetzlaff Quartet are now playing String Quartet № 16 in E-flat major, KV 428, in “Lunchtime Concert” with Sarah Walker.

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