Sunday, February 12, 2006

An evening with Mozart ...

It is his 250th birthday this year, after all. The SC Philharmonic had a concert at the Koger Center downtown. A short symphony by Salieri (that had to have been intentional. Why highlight Salieri? All that rivalry stuff in the movie was all made up anyways ...), the Violin Concerto in A Major (one of my favorites) and then (with the USC University and Concert Choirs), Davide Penitente. Just fantastic!

Interesting how Mozart simply put large chunks of his Great Mass to different words in Davide Penitente. Which brought back memories of hearing the Great Mass performed at the Vienna Cathedral ... gosh, nearly 10 years ago now!

The concert was preceded by a delicious dinner at Gervais and Vine, a delightful little taperia in the Vista, and then martinis at the Blue Martini. Didn't quite like the jazz band there --- not a big fan of jazz with electric guitar, but the drummer rocked.

Meanwhile, I'm just digging the Graduale Simplex that just arrived!

"If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die ..." Ah, nothing like the Bard. :)

2 comments:

coray said...

miserere?

Gashwin said...

Miserere? Have mercy? ¿Qué?