The music to play when the President comes for drinks?

Mozart was always going to be a hard act to follow - my last post was the culmination of a magnificent concentration of some of the Best Music Ever Written.  In all our born puff, as my mother might say. So I have found Mumford & Sons and their first album Sigh No More hard to…

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…

A simple offering

How does a chatty blog about music respond to a tragic event like that in Connecticut, USA?  I have found it difficult, well impossible actually, to produce any posts in the last few days because the music to which I am due to listen is too cheerful and/or not appropriate in the circumstances. I should have known that my friends…