BSO's fitting tribute to Mozart

Music review

November 04, 2006|By Tim Smith | Tim Smith,sun music critic

Mozart -- the birthday boy who keeps on giving. For the better part of a year, musicians the world over have been making an even bigger deal of him than usual. The 250th anniversary of his birth has triggered a flood of performances, fresh reminders that Mozart's genius still eclipses everybody else who has ever composed music.

For its final contribution to the Mozart year, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is focusing this week on the close of his creative life, those amazing months of 1791 when he produced one impossibly perfect and perfectly beautiful work after another. Even the piece Mozart didn't live to finish, the Requiem, has an affecting power that sets it apart.

If you go The BSO performs at 8 tonight at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $25 to $78. Call 410-783-8000 or visit baltimoresymphony.org.

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