Mozart in Prague
September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
When people think of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, they think of the child prodigy, the imp portrayed in the Miloš Forman’s (Czech director) movie Amadeus, or the composer of some of the world’s greatest classical music. But, what many do not think of in association with Mozart, is Prague. Although he lived in Vienna most of his short life, he was somewhat dismissed by the Viennese as a composer of excessively complicated music. However, the Czech public responded enthusiastically to Mozart’s works and Mozart was quoted as saying, “My Praguers understand me.” Dr. Diana Allan, MSSU music professor, explores Prague venues Mozart visited and performed in, audio/video excerpts of his works that were performed or premiered in Prague, and an overview of why Mozart and Prague loved each other so much. This event is part of MSSU’s Czech Semester. Free and open to the public.