The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music mystery: What really killed Mozart? Take your pick of causes — just like the experts do | August 28, 2010

By Jacob Stockinger

So what really killed Mozart?

The question lingers.

And the questions linger.

Was it poison?

Kidney disease or heart disease?

It is an area rife with speculation, fed by the loss of the 35-year-old genius who lived from 1750 to 1791.

And The New York Times this past week featured a good summary wrap-up.

In case you missed it, here is a link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/arts/music/25death.html

What is the theory you most favor about the cause of Wolfie’s death?

The Ear wants to hear.

But in the meantime, it seems worth repeating that the essence of Mozart, his legacy, is in the music, not the man.

So here are two excerpts of his Requiem in honor of him as he lived and composed — NOT how he died.


Posted in Classical music

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