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January 31, 2006


Diary of an author, waiting. part 4

On Friday last, the 27 January, it was Mozart's 250th birthday. The cd stores have lately filled up with box sets comprising everything by Wofgang Amadeus in every recording company's back catalogue. MY next door neighbor went off to a 'Mozart party', where, i imagine, all the participants take turns at banging out 'Rondo alla Turk' on the old upright. The town of his birth, Salzburg, is awash with tourists and there are Mozartian entertainments around the clock. All over the
world, in fact, they are playing the great man's works.

What has this got to do with me, you ask?

It has made me a little concerned that my Mozart anecdote in Fate of the Artist, the first page of which you can read here
http://www.firstsecondbooks.net/FOA/FOAgift007.html and which I drew two years ago, long before I had found a publisher for my book, may now look like a piece of shameless opportunism.

oh well, move over and make some room on that bandwagon.


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