August 18, 2009

Breaking news: Mozart not murdered

Researchers have changed their mind... again! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart certainly had his vices and enemies, but these causes of death no longer seem to be in favor with this never-ending controversy. So forget what you learned from 1985's Best Picture Oscar-winner, Mozart died at the age of 35 from the same genus of bacteria that helped get you out of class for a few days when you were a kid.

Speaking of Mozart (one of our Music Director's favorite composers), Nic conducted an all-Mozart program last week at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Critic Mark Swed of the LA Times praised Nic, calling him "the sunniest conductor in classical music."

Pianist Louis Lortie and conductor Nicholas McGegan walk off stage... possibly with the ghost of Amadeus. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

1 comment:

  1. Anthony Martin9/03/2009 8:47 PM

    The 1985 movie "Amadeus" was based on Peter Shaffer's 1979 play which was based on Pushkin's 1831 play "Mozart and Salieri" which was also the source for Rimsy-Korsakov's 1898 opera.