Everybody knows that Mozart was a genius — a child prodigy who wowed kings and queens with feats of keyboard magic. A whiz kid who started writing symphonies age 8.
But how did his genius work? In my next music appreciation class, we explore eight key facets of Mozart’s “divine gift.” Playful Mozart, Fierce Mozart, Brooding Mozart, Tender Mozart, Pensive Mozart, Delightful Mozart, Perfect Mozart and Genius Mozart.
Join us as we seek a closer understanding of one of the most extraordinary musicians in history.
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, Classic Pianos, 3003 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. (503-546-5622) next to the Aladdin Theater at the corner of Milwaukie and Powell Blvd. $20 at the door.
Video: Vienna Philharmonic, Fabio Luisi, conductor
David Stabler is a teacher, writer, dad and cyclist. He's working on a novel based on his childhood years living in Africa. In 2017, he rode across America with his brother.