Saturday, June 18, 2011
As I am thinking about creating the Composers series for Maestro Classics CDs for kids, Mozart who is sitting in our files, comes to mind as the logical next CD after My Name is Handel.
Salzburg was, of course, the city of Mozart's birth. I visited the house where he was born and lived the first years of his life and also the house the family moved to as Leopold Mozart became more prosperous. I was delighted to discover, by chance, the grave of both Mozart's father's and his wife's graves in a cemetery on the other side of the river.
One surprising was that Leopold Mozart was the Suzuki of his time, in that he wrote a major new approach to violin teaching and music teaching in general. You can purchase it online.