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23 Jun 2008

Correcting a Mozart Deficit

How To Get a Speedy, Remedial Introduction to the Composer

By PIA CATTON [NY Sun, 23 June 2008]

When you really don't know something, it's best just to admit it. And earlier this year, an embarrassing fact emerged: I didn't know Mozart's music as well as I thought I did. The catalyst for this admission came while at the barre during a ballet class. My teacher bellowed, in that way that only ballet teachers can, "Feel the music. This is Mozart."

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