Toasting Mozart

Jan 14, 2019 | Feature, Featured, Town Crier

Mozart has been the toast of Seattle for quite some time. The old Town Crier (that ran locally from 1910 to 1938) has a plethora of references of concerts done by symphonies and choral groups; chamber music orchestras and soloists playing the renowned work of one Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

For instance, a review of Fritz Kreisler playing Mozart’s “Concerto in G-major” can be found in the January 21st, 1933 edition of the Crier. “Mozart was flawlessly played,” the review enthuses. “The infinite unwearying grace of this music is perfectly suited to Mr. Kreisler’s minutely shaded manner. So many varieties of tone color from one instrument, such sweeping flights of spicatto and simplicity of the adagio flowingly phrased.”

The reviewer got very excited. “Writing with this music still in my ears there is a temptation to simply set down a restrained row of exclamation points so !!!!!!!! and have done with the search for mere inexpressive and over-worked words.”

Mozart’s birthday was only six days after that glowing Crier review of Mozart and Kreisler.


Byron Schenkman

For Town Hall’s ninth annual toast to Mozart’s birthday, host and curator Byron Schenkman will take their place on the piano for an evening performance of classical favorites. They are joined by Lee Peterson on piano, Nathan Whittaker on cello, and Rachell Ellen Wong on violin. After the concert there will be a reception and birthday toast in celebration of the legendary composer.

The concert repertoire will feature: Sonata in C Major, K. 19 d, for piano, four hands; Sonata in F Major, K. 376, for violin and piano; Variations on theme of Salieri, for piano; and Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502, for violin, cello, and piano.

This is very exciting!!!!!!!!

Buy your tickets now!!!!!!!!

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