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Bridging the Centuries: Mozart and Schubert

Lecturer Saul Lilienstein brings his expert musical insights to a discussion of two late masterful compositions by the young geniuses Mozart and Schubert. 

  • Sat., Jan. 21, 2012, 2:00 PM
  • Atrium
  • 90 minutes
  • $15.00
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 Both Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (1791) and Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 9 (1825) were late works in two careers, both cut tragically short. In this lecture, Saul Lilienstein will examine the lyrical spirit that these two young geniuses shared. The serene central movement of Mozart's concerto is one of his greatest "arias." In Schubert's final symphony the spirit of song continues to be heard--even including a quotation from Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"!
A former student of Leonard Bernstein, Saul Lilienstein has served as a conductor and artistic director who has conducted and produced more than 50 operas. A highly regarded Professor of Music, his is a familiar voice at the Smithsonian Institution, Johns Hopkins University, the Kennedy Center, and at music symposia across the country. Note: The NSO does not perform in this event.

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