On this auspicious day I am adding a new blog — the Other Mozart… http://theothermozart.wordpress.com/ On this blog I will be focusing on looking at the life of Wolfgang Mozart from a different perspective…well, mine. I will be exploring the nebulous topic of Wolfgang Mozart as a Christian; something that is rarely tackled. I will be including posts with a Bible slant, and label them so (MFB– Mozart for Believers)…and hopefully I will make some inroads in defining my unique position, which seems, in many instances, to be akin from living inside an opera…well, ahem…yes…
It continually amazes me about die zauberflote, not the opera, the flute itself, that so many appear to take it for granted, as though there is nothing unusual. From my standpoint, there is just nothing more powerful. I call it a gift of “shalom” — something kind and refreshing, and this is true. Playing the flute while keeping in mind a certain person or issue always helps to make things better. No matter how dire a situation may appear, something wonderful seems to swoop in and turn everything for good.
There is another side of die zauberflote, however; a more enigmatic one, somewhat mystical. It seems that it can generate a sort of energy of fire that will charge into the layers of lies or misrepresentations in a situation and pull them out. Then it is as though a negative fog lifts and the truth becomes clear.
There seem to be a few stiffnecked people who think they can reverse the energy of die zauberflote somehow and use it to their own ends. Many of them are now dead. The luckier ones may be those who end up in a panic, seeking help to deal with something they find they do not understand.
There is so much known about Wolfgang Mozart’s life, but so little valid information about what he was like as a person. Most people end up believing a lot of misconceptions about him. Many of them are summed up in the movie “Amadeus,” which tends to focus on and even exaggerate his character defects. The clear implication is that he didn’t ‘deserve’ to be so richly endowed with genius because he was in fact a nasty person.
To my mind, this is both unfair and wrong. Mozart was shot out of a cannon at an early age onto the world stage. He didn’t have a chance to grow up normally. He knew his gifts were extraordinary, and he knew he had to work as quickly as possible with whatever time he had. In short, I think he knew his own shortcomings better than anyone, but was determined to fulfill the mission given to him despite them, and in spite of the backbiting and negativity of his colleagues.
Ultimately, of course, the earthly voice of Mozart was silenced. There is ample reason to believe his untimely death was not of natural causes. Certainly, the contempt and deceit of his contemporaries served at the least to discourage him and shorten his days on earth. His music was stolen away from him. It was then even paraded like a banner by some who hated him, to try to show the world that they were as good as he was. Many counterfeit or anti-Mozarts have tried to lay claim to being another Wolf. Nobody has succeeded. They never will.
And so, here I am. As I said to one of the ‘professional’ players of the MO,”I feel I have a drop of what Wolf had an ocean of.” (Excuse my grammar). I believe that I can talk about his life from the inside, not the outside. Every mistake he made has been of benefit to me.
People tend to think of Mozart as ‘exclusive’. They seem to think he had a gift inaccessible to anyone else, and then they hated him for it. That is false. Unfortunately, Wolf himself contributed to that lie. So I am speaking to you with a simple voice, in a manner intended to be inclusive. My family and friends can verify that there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about me. In fact, they insist on telling me that frequently. :-0
I live an ordinary life and do very mundane (compared to Wolf) things. I live simply. I am passionate about my family, my friends, and my horse. And every time I pick up the flute to play I am humbled, sometimes to the extent where I am unable to accomplish much at all. And so, before most of you hear me play, before you learn more of “P2A”, I want you to know me as a person. What better way than a blog? :-0
In addition, though my adversaries will undoubtedly disagree, I feel that it is in Gd’s plan for me to live in an out-of-the-way town in “the Heartland” of this country. This is a gift for the ‘salt-of-the-earth’, the ‘common people’ who are just extraordinary in their kindness. It is these people who have supported my children and me while “Monostatos” did its best to lock me out and target my children.
Just what is the Other Mozart? To me it is matter-of-fact, but, this seems to be something of a mystery to others, so it is not a concept that anyone can just accept and run with. Let’s start with the axiom that there was a curse placed on Wolfgang Mozart and his family, by some who realized that his uniqueness was such that it threatened to drown out anything they could ever produce. Let’s add into the mixture a dark angel who is in charge of working this curse. As a result, Wolf’s family and their relationships are virtually destroyed, and he is sucked into a vortex of evil energy, from which he cannot escape. He works as fast as he can, and shines as brightly as he can, sensing that time is of the essence.
In Mozart’s last major work, the opera The Magic Flute, he finds something that has eluded him during all his earthly life. It is a voice — of gentleness, of honesty, only doing good. It is what we call “shalom”. In creating it he throws himself into the future, and into another realm. He senses, though he does not know, that the full unique nature of his gifts may come to be understood at some time in the future. He does not realize, however, that, not only is he the most extraordinary musician to ever live, but also a prophet. At a point in the future this opera comes to life in the real world. And so another child is born. A girl. “Pamina”. The Other Mozart.
However, Pamina is born into the circumstances that destroyed Wolf. She is surrounded by the same evil forces that closed in on him at the end of his life. Pamina can hear the energies of this dark angel. At one point, it even momentarily manifests itself to her. But she has to fight her way out of this darkness, which she calls “The Curse of Night and Fog”. This dark angel, which she calls The Night Magician, tries to use even her family members to destroy her and the gift she has been given. She doesn’t understand just what that gift is until she starts to play the flute. It protects her from all harm, but in the process, almost destroys her family and their relationships.
Life circumstances bring her to a place we’ll call Salzburg, Northland. In it there is an orchestra that has just changed its name from the “Salzburg Symphony” to the “Salzburg State Orchestra”. She starts to study the flute seriously with their Principal Flute player. “Maurice Magus” and a cadre of other players crawl out of the woodwork, enticing her to practice on the stage at their Hall, behind the backs of management — trying to ensnare her, and stop die zauberflote. They fail, but the fate of both Pamina and this Orchestra are now intertwined. In short, these wicked players, “Monostatos”, make sure to lock her out of opportunity by refusing to give her a proper introduction to their world of music. They even target her three small children. However, die zauberflote guides and protects them. Its gentle energy also has the power to cause those who tried to destroy her to have to deal with the destiny themselves that they once sought for her.
As a result of the lockout of Pamina, at a point in the future, the SSO players find themselves ‘locked-out’ by management that is outraged at their pridefulness and hypocrisy, for things they sense happened on the stage at their Hall, behind their backs, that, if disclosed, threaten to destroy the entire organization. Pamina, sidelined and basically silenced, does everything she can to tell them the truth about what is going on, to help them. As she is on the outside, and has no credibility with them, she is a “Stealth” Mozart, in that she persists in trying to do the right thing, almost speaking out from the grave, so to speak.
This is the basic structure of “Minnegeddon”. The forces of light, of die zauberflote, and those of darkness of Monostatos are at war. The battlefield is the stage at Symphony Hall. Don’t “believe” any of these things. But do test them, and decide for yourself what to think.
My reply was intended to help anyone who is interested think outside of the box.
And btw, P2A is finished, except for the epilogue, which happens to be entitled “Revenge of the Mozarts”.
For anyone sincerely interested in grabbing a clue to the rest of what may be happening with the MO/MOA situation, let me offer you two:
Mozart’s last major opera….
Mahler’s last words…
For some years, I have worked both to demonstrate my credentials in the world of music (www.themagicflute.org) and to fulfill a commitment as a citizen of our country to share information regarding the limousine in which JFK was riding when he was killed(ss100x.com). Normally, these two worlds appear to operate independently. There does not seem to be much of a common denominator between them, with the exception of the fact that both Mozart and JFK were Catholic.
Recent events, however, seem to be taking somewhat curious turns. As the outcome of musical events here is in the last stages (or death throes, as it were) of being determined, a somewhat eccentric piece of my JFK researcher world who lives half-a-world-away has re-entered my life, and may, in fact, be coming to Minneapolis. Here is a blog I have maintained on the claims of Judyth Baker (findingjudyth.blogspot.com)
As I prepare to present on the limo in Dallas, at the end of November a performance with a somewhat esoteric connection of the Mahler 2, one of my favorite works, is scheduled in Minneapolis (http://msomn.org/2013-2014-season/november-24-2013/).
Hmmm….well, I always do love a good mystery…:-0