I struggled with this week’s picture. I’ve been listening to this artist since I was an infant. The music to me calls to mind pleasant breezes, airy spring days with dancing light coming through the boughs of giant trees and gurgling fountains with ornate sculpture. I couldn’t seem to figure out how to graphically represent the feelings and moods that ebb and flow with this music.
Wolfgang Mozart wrote the first music I remember listening to, as a very young child. My parents played his music for me and my older brother on a small cassette player in the hallway out side our bedrooms. His symphonies and concertos led us into dream land for years.
Later in my youth I was fortunate to see a production of The Magic Flute that was performed entirely in English. Maurice Sendak, the creator of Where The Wild Things Are, was the costume and set designer for the production.
Mozart wrote over 600 pieces of music in his short time on the Earth; he died when he was 35 but had been composing since he was five years old. I’ve been listening to him my whole life and I still enjoy his myriad compositions.