Mozart Great Mass in C-minor – November 3, 2019

Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University

©Ryan James Brandau, Artistic Director, Princeton Pro Musica

Musicologist Scott Burnham opens his book Mozart’s Grace with a caveat from theologian Karl Barth: Whoever has discovered Mozart even to a small degree and then tries to speak about him falls quickly into what seems rapturous stammering,”  Indeed, it’s difficult to find words on par with music that, in Burnham’s estimation, “seems somehow pre-made which glows with a self-sufficiency that has less to do with unity and more with apartness: untouched, untouchable.”  But, I shall try.