It’s that time of year again,’tis the spooky-music-for-Halloween season! Here are three classical Halloween hits, complete with fun facts and cocktail party-worthy trivia. Which is your favorite?
Did you know? The band Phoenix wrote Lisztomania in honor of composer Franz Liszt’s stud factor. As for the term itself, “Lisztomania” was first coined by German critic/poet/journalist Heinrich Heine as he discussed the fanaticism and fandom surrounding virtuosic pianist and composer Franz Liszt.
In honor of Richard Strauss‘ 150th birthday, we compiled a selection of tributes to one of his most famous works: Also Sprach Zarathustra! We know Also Sprach Zarathustra best from the opening sequence in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, but did you know that Strauss’ music was originally intended to serve solely as placeholder sound until the film score was completed? Alex North, the successful Hollywood composer who was hired to write
When apparently random members of a crowd come out of the woodwork to present a rehearsed performance, you have a flash mob! And with the increasing popularity of online video viewing, flash mobs are not only fun for the crowd who gets to see an unexpected live performance, but for internet users around the world as well. While almost any type of performance can be presented by a flash mob, some of the most popular
Mozart is back at it. This time, he imitates one of today’s greats: Mick Jagger! Mozart loves Maroon 5, too. Do you think he has moves like Jagger? If this video is any indication, Mozart is already convinced he does. See the entire series on our YouTube Channel!
Mozart got hungry. And instead of throwing his food at other people this time, he stuffed his face. *Really* stuffed his face.
This week, Mozart not only goes to the ATM, he STEALS some guy’s money! Shame on you, Mozart.
Mozart rides in a car for the second time. This time he’s in the back seat terrorizing the driver. And no, he doesn’t care if that’s safe or not.
Mozart gets up to strange activities sometimes, and this video certainly speaks for itself. Visit our YouTube Channel for more of Mozart Does Stuff!
All sorts of crazy happens when Mozart rides in a car for the first time. More from Mozart on our YouTube Channel!