Then & Now 9/1: Midday Mozart
On this date in 1785, Mozart dedicated his six latest string quartets to his friend and older colleague, Franz Joseph Haydn. Earlier that year, Haydn heard some of these quartets performed at a private concert in Vienna. Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang's father, was also there, and after the performance, Haydn told him, "Before God and as an honest man I tell you that your son is the greatest composer known to me either in person or by name."
You can hear music by that greatest of composers each weekday at noon. Join Bethany Cagle for Midday Mozart for a piece by the master. Symphonies, Concertos, chamber works, and maybe even an aria or two. Today it’s the Piano Concerto No. 24 with the acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performing. Midday Mozart, every weekday at noon on Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9.