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16. Mozart: 25th Piano Concerto


[…] here I am 
in the ground
my mouth open
and I can’t even say mama,
and the dogs run by and stop
and piss on my stone;
I get it all except the sun 
and my suit is looking bad.
[…]
at least a drunk 
in bed with a cigarette
might cause 5 fire engines and 33 men
I can’t do anything
but p.s. — Hector Richmond in the next tomb
thinks only of Mozart and candy caterpillars.
He is 
very bad
company.

Excerpt from Mama by Charles Bukowski


The cracks. That’s how the light gets in. The more uplifting 25th Piano Concerto lacks the popularity of darker predecessors like the 21st and 23rd. But Bukowski made damn sure the 25th was added to the soundtrack of the movie Barfly, a semi-biographic road movie passed bars in Los Angeles.

Despite a somewhat ambivalent relationship with Amadeus […] Mozart was only good when I was feeling good and I seldom felt that way, (Classical Music And Me), Bukowski hardly wasted any time referring to Mozart as soon as things were working well for him.

Recommended recording:
Murray Perahia & English Chamber Orchestra

Perahia’s career was literally cut short when he somehow managed to jam a knife into his thumb in 1990. It became septic and doctors told him he could never hitchhike again. Fortunately he masters the 25th even with one arm tied to his back.

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