Good morning, Friends! On this day - January 27 - in 1756, the composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born. To a lot of my former music students and to a lot of people, classical music (with a lowercase c) means - you know, that stuffy long-haired music that’s not generally popular.
But Classical with a capital C refers to a particular era in music history - roughly from 1750 to 1820. Mozart is one of the foremost composers of that era.
Although I grew up listening to a Mozart record my parents had, I wasn’t introduced to Mozart’s Horn Concertos until I found a cassette tape of these concertos in the glove compartment of a used car we bought years ago. They are some of my favorite Mozart compositions.
Listen to a little Mozart today!