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A Four-Part Course on the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

September 9-30, 2020

For those who missed this Mozart Zoom course I did in the spring, I am going to redo the Mozart class in September.   I now have better internet access and better microphones so it should be a little smoother and more audio-visually satisfying.   In this four-part course, I will chronicle the life and music of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  In this crazy, chaotic time of Coronavirus, it seems more important than ever to hear the purity and order of this incredible genius.  As Franz Kleist once wrote:  “Mozart’s music is so beautiful as to entice angels down to earth.”  We will start with the remarkable prodigy who was writing short pieces at age five, symphonies at age eight, and operas at age ten.  We will follow his Grand Tours through Europe as a young man and his ultimate settling in Vienna to get away from his home of Salzburg.   We will read many of his letters that reveal his child-like nature, but a profound understanding of the power of music.  We will sadly describe his early death and the legacy he left for future composers.   I will play many of his piano Sonatas and Fantasies and we will also hear some of his great Symphonies and Operas through YouTube.  At the end of each class, I will also be showing portions of a documentary entitled In Search of Mozart.

This will be a password-protected Zoom course available online to those who register.  After you register, I will send you a link every week to each class that includes the password.  On the day and time of the class, just click on that link and enter the password.  I will have the class set with your microphones off so you will be able to hear me, but you will not be able to speak.  There will be a way to write in questions during the class that I can hopefully answer.  You can register below for the whole four-part course or you can also register for selected classes if you prefer.




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Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020 @ 11:00-1:00

Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser
208 Northway, Baltimore

Register below using any major credit card.  You do not need to have a PayPal account.  If you prefer, you can also call me at 802-369-0856 to do a credit card over the phone.  You can pay for the full course ($90) or for individual classes ($25 each).  To pay for individual classes, click on the arrow below next to the full course price.   Once you pay, I will send you out an e-mail confirmation and will send Zoom link a couple days prior to the first class on September 9.  On that day at 11:00 (or a little before), just click the link and add the password (you may not actually need the Password with the link, but it will be MOZART just in case) and you will join the class.  I will have your computer muted so you will not be able to speak, but you should be able to see me.  It might be good if you also hid your video during the class so people are not distracted watching you.  I can try to talk people through how to do that on the first class if you are not familiar with Zoom.  While you do not need to have Zoom downloaded on your computer or IPad to watch this, I believe the quality of the video and audio are better if you are able to do this before the first class.  It is free and pretty easy to set up an account if you go to Zoom.com.