Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mozart was a forerunner of John Lennon.

People might think that Mozart was a naïve guy who left for others to write the librettos of operas. If you look carefully you notice otherwise. There is something very consistent in what he wrote, not only in terms of music but also in the sense of universal humanitarian values.

At the end of the opera “Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail”, the hostages are released and people dance in rejoice. The celebration of humanity, without religion, without border. Unity of men beyond the classes, races, and cultures were the penetrating theme of ALL his works. Mozart was a forerunner of John Lennon.


Pupa said...

No wonder Mozart's music reaches the hearts of us !
How did the two musicians make it to the universal value ?

If we can touch the essence of human nature, many differences like race, religion, nation and class will be naturally torn off.
I think art is one of the journeys to universality.

Anonymous said...

hi, Dr. Mogi.

Sometimes I feel that the works and qualities (characteristics) of the author are not always necessarily correlate well with.

砂山鉄夫(Tetsu Sunayama) said...

The newest your Ustream program said your recent thinking of the "Alternative" had come from John Lennon's "Norwegian Wood" as one of the origin.

I don't know difficult things, but I suppose the thinking has various possibilities for the celebration of humanity. It gave me wide range of clues. Yes, it's like Mozart's music indeed. Thank you.