Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Flutists Happy Birthday to Mozart!

January 27, 1756: Happy Birthday, Mozart

A gift from the flute community

Dear Wolfgang: It has been widely reported that you were not very enamored of the flute in your lifetime. In fact, it is said that you were known to remark: “What is the only thing worse than one flute playing? Two flutes playing!”

We in the flute community would hate to think that this would be your opinion for all of eternity.
Therefore, we are planning a very special celebration of your birthday on January 27, 2013, when you will be 257 years old. (That’s a long time to hold a grudge, don’t you think?)

On this auspicious date, flutists around the world will celebrate your genius by performing your music in whatever venue they can arrange, at any time of day.

Each flutist is invited to video tape their performance, and post it to the FaceBook site that bears the name of this post. A carefully selected panel of impartial judges will determine the best performance. They will win a bust of YOU, Wolfgang!

We urge you to attend, and it is our fervent hope that you entertain the thought of: “What is the only thing BETTER than one flute playing? Two OR MORE flutes playing!”

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