Picturing Music

One of the joys and challenges of this blog is to find ways to convey in words what a piece of music is like.  I usually try to paint 'word-pictures' and hope that this is successful in at least some small way. How delighted I was to stumble across this post by Creative Review, which highlights an…

What did you do when you were 8?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed this, his first symphony in E flat major when he was eight years old in 1764. What must that have been like?  Did he know he had an unusual ability?  In all probability, yes he did.  His father touted him and his sister, Anna Marie around Europe to show them off…