Suzi Quatro on Mozart

"Mozart - his music is wonderful, but where are the mistakes?" - from today's thought-provoking BBC Radio 3 Private Passions where Suzi Quatro was Michael Berkeley's guest. Her choice of music ranged from Beethoven to Dylan and Billie Holiday, and, yes, Mozart - the Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622. Worth listening to, catch via Listen Again until June 25.

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Berend de Boer said…
Listening to it now, thanks for the tip. And it already proves it worth: how Horowitz plays Beetheven, that is unsurpassed. So sure. He must know he made a definitive interpretation.

I had occasion to listen to various Beethoven piano interpretations recently, and this is indeed a class in itself.

I've ordered that CD.
Civic Center said…
That is the first great new Mozart quote I've read in a long time.
Pliable said…
An interesting programme, and a thoughtful contribution fom the readers above.

It is a measure of my conditioning and prejudice that I nearly didn't listen to it because of Suzie Quatro. It was only the knowledge that Michael Berkeley never makes a dud programme that prompted me to listen on earphones while cutting the lawn.

Glad I did ...
Anonymous said…
How right you are pliable, I still remember a PP from 1999 with the Indian writer Gita Mehta that was a lesson in how to listen to Indian music and how it has a relationship to western...fascinating..never repeated as far as I know.
MB has an extroadinary ability to draw out of non profesional music lovers some remarkable insights.. often they are more interesting than composers say.

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