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'GREATEST COMPOSER OF OPERA':
Birth of Mozart Celebrated at 'U'
By GAIL GOLDSTEIN
Prof. Wallace continued with "Maybe Mozart is too soph
Numerous programs have been the observation that Mozart work- cated and delicate for young
planned at the University to cele- ed in many different fields: piano ple. I do not find this as r
brate the bicentennial of the birth composition, church music, sym- among older people," he said.
of composer Wolfgang Amademus phonies, plus many more, and ex- Need to Contrast
Mozart on Jan. 27. celled in each of these media. "But even some critics don't
The child progidy, and great Comparing Mozart with Beeth- derstand Mozart," he contin
musician, whose music is rated oven, who followed him after the "They often comment that
among the finest ever composed, French Revolution, Prof. Wallace zart works sounded pale. '
died when he was only twenty- noted the latter's weakness in contract needed in a progran
nine years old. According to Prof. works written for the human voice. music is often not realized."
James B. Wallace of the music To know and gain insight into Prof. Courte continued sE
school, "His influence is felt today Mozart, he continued, the student that Mozart's life is often ref
in all areas in which he compos- should study his works for voice. ed in his music. While his me
ed." The music school and other line is not as beautifully cu
"Mozart was one of the great musical societies at the University as Beethoven's whose line is
motivational forces, musically have scheduled several programs and tormented, Mozart's is pe
speaking, of his generation," he featuring Mozart's musical com- ful and brisk, as was his charm
said. "Since the 1600's and the in- positions. Early in March the His "Requiem" was written
ception of operas, he has proved opera classes in the music school time when Mozart knew he d
to be the greatest composer of will perform "The Magic Flute." have much time left to live
opera. His work 'Don Giovanni' Nothing to Reject "Mozart was always looking
remains the model of all operas." The Stanley Quartet has been a country with a brisk wa
signed to play five all-Mozart pro- life. He liked Italy and Fra

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Hard to Perform
Speaking of Mozart's chamber
music, Prof. Courte said that he
himself had played in quartets
playing Mozart's music since he
was a small boy. He now realizes
that these are very hard to per-
form.
"Here when I teach the string
quartets, if I think the student is
good enough to approach Mozart's
music with lightness, delicacy and
transparency, only then. are they
ready to perform Mozart's works."
"When you perform work by
Mozart, you find that each is
superior to the one preceding it.
Everything is great in Mozart,"
Prof. Courte said.
He is light in spirit and can also
be deep and profound. Mozart's
'Requiem' offers some of the deep-
est and most profound music that
can be found.'
Prof. Courte commented on the
inability of the younger gener-
tion to understand Mozart. "The
American approach to music lies
in works by Brahms, Beethoven,
and Tchaikovsky.

Blessing To Celebrate
"It is a blessing to be able to
celebrate this anniversary so
Americans and peoples throughout
the world can become re-acquaint-
ed with Mozart's music," Pr o f .
Courte concluded.
Dean Earl V. Moore of music
school added that in the late
Eighteenth Century Mozart es-
tablished the classic symphony
which Haydn and Beethoven used
as a model. In general, these were
the cornerstones of literature of
the classic age and models for lat-
er composers, he continued.
"His symphonies don't require
as large an orchestra as those of
Beethoven and are usually played
by major symphonies without
many of their strings," Dean
Moore said.
"His music has a transparent
character and doesn't need over-
powering strength. No two of his
symphonies are alike and repre-
sent his personality as clearly as
his operas.
"Writing in all forms of musical
composition, he was truly one of
the greatest composers who ever
lived," Dean Moore concluded.

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