Friday, November 16, 2012

Therapeutic Mozart

My beloved piano teacher growing up once said something I'll never forget--she said that, "Mozart is therapeutic." At the time, I'm not sure I fully understood what she meant, but now I do. There is a purity and a serenity in Mozart's music that is somehow cleansing and peaceful, something that is reviving to the soul, something transcendent and calming. I've experienced it over and over again, when listening to Mozart, and when playing Mozart. I was told by another beloved teacher, more recently, that a famous conductor once said, "Beethoven strives for the heavens, but Mozart is from the heavens."

If you aren't sure if you've ever experienced Mozart as "therapeutic," or even if you have, I urge you to take 5 minutes out of your busy Friday, or your weekend, and listen to the third movement of Mozart's Serenade for Winds in B-flat (the video is above). I hope it brings some peace to your day and into your heart.


  1. I turn on Mozart for my old people at work and it works magic :)

  2. The music is just so beautiful and relaxing!

  3. I adore Mozart. Probably one of my favorite composers of all time!

  4. Kate!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Hey, I'm a classical pianist too! Yay!! And I love Mozart - by far my favourite composer to play. I did the Sonata in A minor (the Paris Sonata) as one of the pieces for my final piano exam - 20 pages of pure glory. Love it.

    Love your blog and happy to be your newest follower :)

    Loverly She


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