Tenshot: Mozart’s 40th Symphony


Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Doctor Jay

    My mnemonic for remembering the melody of the first movement is “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Mozart!”

    Someone told me that, well sang that to me, once and it stuck. Those brain cells are dead now.

    I both get the point of the Romantics, and think that they are silly. This formalism is definitely not empty, but the audience didn’t necessarily attach to it the same way then. It took the work of the Romantics to teach listeners to look for a more emotional connection to the music that was customarily played in courts of nobles not looking to stir things up.Report

  2. Avatar CJColucci

    One of my favorites.Report

  3. Avatar atomickristin

    Perfect cookie baking music. Thanks.Report

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