#MinnegeddonPartDeux — Yoo Hoo, Mr. Schrickel, I’m ready for my close-up…:-0

For a very long time the individual that I have termed “Monostatos” (from a sinister character in Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute) has worked furiously to lock me out of opportunities and possibilities in all the areas of classical music which which this person has a connection.  This person has slandered me day and night for many years, attempting also to influence my dear children and family members.  This person has even taken food out of the mouths of my children. This has taken an enormous toll on all of us, as this person has ‘credibility’ in the classical musical world, while I (as yet) do not.

I am asking this person to come forward and do the right thing.  Seems to me the lid cannot be kept on much longer anyhow.  This person’s only real claim to fame is that they did their best to lock out Mozart (me and my three children, with die zauberflote).  This has person has led at least one orchestra astray.

How much longer do we have to wait? :-0

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#MinnegeddonPartDeux…just how does a band that locked-out Mozart make a ‘comeback’? :-0 (M4B)*

Monostatos’ Orchestra seems to be attempting to go through a sort of rebirth.  After the contentious and bitter lockout, which may well, in fact, have been in response to their, in effect, locking Mozart out some time ago, in terms of the great gift that I call die zauberflote, they seem to want to put the dismal recent past events behind by making a foray into new performing territory (not a bad idea) and conducting a media blitz intended to showcase them as ‘new’.  Frankly, virtually nothing about this organization is ‘new’.  In fact, what we may well be seeing is more of the ‘same-old, same-old’.  Not that the ‘same-old’ is ‘bad’, just that it is predictably the same — a veneer of ‘grace’ and ‘loveliness’ masking the fact that its ‘voice’ (if you can even call it that) is empty and dead…

Why, you might ask, am I not tempted into mushy sentimentality about the supposed newness of the recent ‘historic’ runout or accompanying schmoozy current ad strategy?  Frankly, any group who can put up with the character I call “Monostatos” is not deserving of being taken seriously.  It has, in fact, settled its fate in my mind once and for all.  Ironically, it appears that one of the previous administrators of this group attempted to oust this person, but in a turn of irony, they were the one to go.  So I hold to no illusions about this situation. (I am, in fact, speaking from personal experience.  I learned the hard way, and am not about to be fooled again.)

So, what is actually going on here?  This is my impression.  If this group was, in fact, put under judgment by the Lrd for their treatment, not only of an extraordinary gift of music, but of a gift of the Holy Spirit, they had the opportunity to, for example, come to repentance over the initial lockout during their own prolonged 18-month lockout and make appropriate apologies and amends.  They were aware of the facts involving the initial lockout.  But they chose to ignore that information and, in effect, ‘rebuild’.  Not even simply rebuild, but attempt to claim they have re-invented themselves.  I doubt that will work.  I sincerely hope that believers will look very critically at having any involvement with this group, especially anything involving their children (yes, they manage to insinuate themselves in many schools).  I consider the effect of their music unhealthy.

If I am correct, this glossy sheen of new-found respectability will in time wear thin and the public will once again have no choice but to deal with the grisly reality at the core of this group.  As long as Monostatos is being protected there, this is an organization that can only be called Anti-Mozart.  And, as we are, artistically speaking, currently in the middle of what I call “Minnegeddon” (this being ‘PartDeux’ as post-MO lockout) — that is the time when all Anti-Mozart is revealed.  And so it will be.  I could be wrong.  But I don’t think so…

*Mozart for Believers…

Die Zauberflote…this is Mozart…

Ah, yes…:-)

The Other Mozart -- Locked-Out in Minnesota

From the time of Wolfgang Mozart’s (untimely) death, fascination has swirled about who will be the ‘next’ Mozart.  Various proteges, from Mendelssohn to Paganini were touted as possible contenders because of the brilliance and agility of their gifts.  Recently, a little girl pianist was apparently being prepped to move into position.  However, before long, all of these candidates have seemed to fall short, and the promise fizzled out.  How can this be, everyone wonders?  There just has to be ‘another’ Mozart sooner or later.

Well, I can comfortably tell you that, no, that will not happen.  There will never be another Wolfgang Mozart.  Why Gd would want to put another one on the earth after how badly Wolf was treated, one can hardly imagine.  For one of the secrets about the life and death of Wolfgang Mozart, imo, is that he was deliberately deceived, cheated, maligned and then killed.  No…

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Christians who slander…(MFB)…:-0

So there! :-0

The Other Mozart -- Locked-Out in Minnesota

The Bible specifically warns us against slander, which is bearing false witness about someone.  Here is a list of verses on this topic: http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Slander/.  One would think it would be evident to everyone who considers themselves to be a Christian that slander and libel are wrong.  One might think there would be something pricking their conscience, some little bit of light that says, “Whoa Nelly!” But that does not seem to be the case.

Unfortunately, slander and libel seem to go hand-in-hand with die zauberflote.  To those in the world, one could hardly expect more from them, as experiencing die zauberflote seems to be generally overwhelming and can seem to be unnerving.  But one would think that Christians would be a step above such nonsense.  Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case.  While countless Christians have experienced die zauberflote, you have probably not heard any of them saying anything…

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#Minnegeddon Part Deux — What about the citizens who contribute to Monostatos’ Orchestra? :-0

If you have an arts organization you typically have faith in it — implicit in the existence of a musical organization is the inference that they treasure all things musical, and will search high and low to bring forth to their supporters the best and greatest they can find.  When one donates to such an organization the trust in their veracity is a big part of the willingness to do so.  But what happens if such an organization is positioning itself to withhold from its supporters, not to mention, its audiences, something of great significance in the history of music?  What if they have staked out colleagues to assist in this endeavor?  What if they are insisting on pretending that ‘everything is just the same’ when they know first hand that this is not the case?

Do the citizens who are contributing to this organization have any right to know what is going on?  Do they have a right to know if their contributions are being used to suppress something extraordinary, rather than to bring it to them?