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Mozart -Metallica Fusion

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Fusion music: The process of combining two or more distinct music entities into an exciting new whole. 

Today's first February 2019 Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features the magic of Mozart - Metallica music fusion, which often serves to unite differing worlds and different generations—given the chance. It's performed by Mozart Heroes.

Their stated music fusion goal: "To venture way beyond the usual parameters of classical music and rock." These two whip each other into a frenzy, with the instruments becoming one. Blazing passion meets classical instrumental art. That's fusion magic.

On Mozart’s  no. 40

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his Symphony no. 40 in G Minor, KV. 550, in 1788. It is sometimes referred to as the "Great G Minor Symphony," to distinguish it from his "Little G Minor Symphony," no. 25.

The composition occupied an exceptionally productive period of just a few weeks in 1788, during which time he also completed the 39th and 41st symphonies (26 June and 10 August, respectively).

The symphony is scored for flute, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, and strings. Notably missing are trumpets and timpani. The work is in four movements, in the usual arrangement (fast movement, slow movement, minuet, fast movement) for a classical-style symphony.

This work has elicited varying interpretations from critics. Robert Schumann regarded it as possessing "Grecian lightness and grace." Almost certainly, the most common perception today is that the symphony is tragic in tone and intensely emotional; for example, Charles Rosen (in The Classical Style) has called the symphony "a work of passion, violence, and grief."

Although interpretations differ, the symphony is unquestionably one of Mozart's most greatly admired works, and it is frequently performed and recorded. 

It obviously inspired the Mozart Heroes classical - heavy metal fusion interpretation above.

Enjoy, and have a thoughtful Sunday morning.  

Ellen Troyer, with Spencer Thornton, MD, David Amess and the Biosyntrx staff

P.S. The beautiful possibilities of fusion have captured our attention. We discussed Fusion Energy in this past Friday's Science Pearl, and we will address Culinary Fusion in next week's Tasty Tuesday.