Donald Macleod's Mozart - Part 1
Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life-story, plays many of his favourite works and tries to fathom why for him Mozart's music will always remain a constant companion.
He begins by looking at the talents of the ‘boy wonder’ and then moves on to the extended Mozart family - looking through a wide-angled lens and connecting the music with the faces. Macleod follows the Mozart family, as it route-marches its way round Europe platforming the children's apparently miraculous musicality.
Donald Macleod then introduces some of Mozart's most thought-provoking piano music, revealing the composer's approach to playing it and tracing the development of the instrument.
Finally he unravels the tale of Mozart's relationship with his home town. Salzburg exasperated Mozart and he exasperated Salzburg, yet there he wrote some of his sunniest music.
Available since: Tue 10 May 2011
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Donald Macleod maps out Mozart's life story and plays many of his favourite works