Steven Machtinger, Attorney; Violist; Independent Mozart Scholar
Mozart and Homer both understood that philosophical perspectives can be of limited utility in providing comfort to the bereaved. In commemoration of the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death, we will listen to the extraordinarily moving lamentation section of his String Quintet in G minor performed by the London Quintet. After examining how Mozart uses musical devices to achieve emotional effects, we will compare his musical evocation of grief with passages in The Iliad lamenting the death of heroes.
Location: 555 Post Street, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Program organizer: George Hammond
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