“To the great composer on the 222nd anniversary of his passing”
A tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) by ALTZAR
On December 5, 1791, 222 years ago, a great man passed into the spirit world. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was only 35. Yet he left behind a musical legacy that will live on for centuries.
In honor of the 222nd anniversary of Mozart’s passing, I have created a special potpourri out of two of his famous pieces. But I play on different instruments from those he had composed them for.
The first one – an excerpt from his Symphony #40, is performed first on piano, then by a full orchestra (as he had written it), and finally on Flugelhorns and Flutes. This is the first Mozart piece that came to me as I began to return to music 12 years ago. It happened at my Bolt Hole (former home) in Western Australia. I played it for the kangaroos there on my upright piano which I had had shipped from Arizona the Bolt Hole (right).
The Symphony #40 was also the first recording I made on my “old” (meaning first) Yamaha Clavinova in April of this year upon our return to Eagle’s Nest in Arizona (see Sounds from Desert Quest: Mozart Symphony #40 Theme). And it was also the first recording I ever made, also right here at Eagle’s Nest in Scottsdale (in Feb 2008 – First Saturday Concert – Feb 23, 2008).
The second piece – Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca – written for the piano (I first recorded it in Feb 2009), is performed by the full orchestra, with Flutes and Flugelhorns used to accent certain passages. Hope my old friend approves of the modifications to his two popular pieces I have chosen for this solemn occasion.
Meanwhile, as I was explaining all this to Elizabeth during a drive this evening near our home at Eagle’s Nest in Scottsdale, our breaths were taken away by a magnificent sunset.
“What a dramatic sky,” Elizabeth exclaimed.
Indeed, especially that right shot. It has texture like a 3D picture. I felt as if the Spirit realm was also paying homage and honoring the sunset of Mozart’s life with this magnificent Arizona sunset. So I grabbed my iPhone to save it for posterity before the sun disappeared completely.
Finally, the 222nd anniversary of Mozart’s passing is also a spiritually significant marker. Some call it an Angel Number (number 222 relates to number 6 (2+2+2=6) and Angel Number 6). Here’s are some interpretations of that number:
222 – Have faith. Everything’s going to be all right. Don’t worry about anything, as this situation is resolving itself beautifully for everyone involved.
Angel Number 222 is a message of faith and trust from your angels. Know that all is being worked out for the highest good of all involved. Remember that nothing happens by chance and everything happens for a reason. Maintain a positive attitude and you will find that everything will have positive results and you will receive abundant blessings in Divine right timing.
Thank you, Herr Mozart (one of my angels and an old friend ). And now, here’s the recording of a special Mozart potpourri for Dec 5, 2013:
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Here are now some “action shots” from this recording…