Posted by P. Bingham on April 28, 1998 at 17:22:32:
In response to Mixed, written by Ken on April 28, 1998 at 12:48:53
[but Mozart published a lot of stuff for the bourgeoisie to play in their own homes.]
This was so very true and most revolutionary. Mozart's music was in fact written with the middle class in mind and it was their audience that mozart was after. It was Mozart who wrote and performed (wherever possible) his operas in German instead of the Italian that was considered a prerequisite at the time. He was a middle-class man's man!
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