Little Night Music


 
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
 
 
Little Night Music
  
 


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Hello, Diane … how are you?

Who … Who … Who the hell are you?

Guess who?

Well … you exactly look like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, don’t you?

Yes, I do.

So, Kato, you’re attending a lookalike X’mas party, aren’t you?


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No, I’m not… but I’m here to talk with you.

Kato, don’t pull my leg.   Just take off your darn mask, will ya?

Diane, I told you, I’m NOT Kato, but Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Don’t tell me such a stupid fib.  Mozart died in 1791—more than 200 years ago.  How could you possibly claim that you’re Mozart.

You’re absolutely right, Diane.  I’m not the same Mozart as lived some 200 years ago, but I’d still say that I’m Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

How the heck do you mean?

Well … have you ever seen the movie—“TRON: Legacy”?

No, I haven’t.

Then take a look at the following sneak preview:

TRON (2010) Legacy Trailer


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Tron: Legacy

This is a 2010 American science fiction film released by Walt Disney Pictures.
It is a sequel to the 1982 science fiction film “Tron.”

In 1989, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), software engineer and the CEO of ENCOM International, disappears.
Twenty years later, his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), now ENCOM’s primary shareholder, takes little interest in the company beyond playing an annual trick on the board of directors; but is requested by his father’s friend, ENCOM executive Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner), to investigate a message originating from Flynn’s shuttered video arcade.


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There, Sam discovers a hidden basement in which Sam unintentionally teleports himself to the Grid, a virtual reality created by his father.

On the Grid, Sam is captured and sent to “The Game” to compete against other captured programs.
After escaping one of the closed arenas he is caught in another and is forced to fight a masked program called Rinzler who, having realized that Sam is a human User after seeing him bleed, takes him before CLU, a virtual avatar resembling a younger Kevin Flynn (created by the real Kevin Flynn years earlier), who rules the Grid.
CLU nearly kills Sam in a Light Cycle match; but the latter is rescued by Quorra (Olivia Wilde), an “apprentice” of Flynn’s.


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She conveys him to his father outside CLU’s territory.
There, Flynn reveals to Sam that he had been working to create a “perfect” computer system and had appointed CLU and Tron (a security program created by Bradley) its co-creators.
During this construction, the trio discover a species of naturally-occurring “isomorphic algorithms” (ISOs), not conceived by Flynn, bearing the potential to resolve various mysteries in science, religion, and medicine.
CLU, having deemed them an aberration, betrayed Flynn, captured Tron, and destroyed the ISOs. Meanwhile, the “I/O portal” permitting travel between the two worlds had closed, leaving Flynn captive. Now in control of the system but stalemated, CLU arranged the message sent to Alan, in order to lure Sam onto the Grid, to open the portal for a limited time. Additionally, as Flynn’s ‘identity disc’ is the master key to the Grid and only way to go through the portal, CLU expects Sam to bring Flynn to the portal so that he may take Flynn’s disc and go through the portal himself to impose his system on the human world.

Against his father’s wishes, Sam returns to CLU’s territory to find Zuse (Michael Sheen), a program who can provide safe passage to the I/O portal.
At the End of Line Club, its owner Castor reveals himself to be Zuse, then betrays Sam to CLU’s guards.
In the resulting fight, Flynn rescues his son, Quorra is injured, and Zuse gains possession of Flynn’s disc.
Zuse attempts to bargain with CLU for the disc, but CLU simply takes the disc and destroys the club, along with Zuse and Gem (Beau Garrett).
Flynn and Sam stow away aboard a “solar sailer” transport program, where Flynn restores Quorra and reveals her to be the last surviving ISO.

Quorra relates to Sam her history with Flynn and expresses her desire to see a sunrise.
Shortly thereafter, the transport stops inside a large warship where Flynn, Sam, and Quorra discover that the transport contains inactive programs, scheduled for rectification (to be reprogrammed or repurposed) to serve CLU and follow him to the real world.

Aboard the warship, Quorra is captured and Flynn recognizes Rinzler (due to his fighting style) as Tron, reprogrammed by CLU, while CLU announces his intention to invade the material world.
Sam then reclaims Flynn’s disc and rescues Quorra, whereupon CLU, Rinzler and several guards pursue the protagonists in Light Jets.
Upon making eye contact with Flynn, Rinzler remembers his past and collides with CLU’s Light Jet; but CLU uses Tron’s spare baton to escape while Tron falls into the Sea of Simulation, where the colored lights on his armor change from CLU’s orange to Tron’s original white.
CLU confronts the protagonists at the I/O portal, where Flynn reintegrates with his cybernetic duplicate, destroying them both.
Quorra, having traded discs with Flynn, gives Flynn’s disc to Sam and they escape to the real world.


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In Flynn’s arcade, Sam backs up the system, and having deactivated it, asks a waiting Alan to take control of ENCOM, naming him chairman of the board.
Quorra meets Sam outside, and they depart on his motorcycle.
From the rear seat, Quorra witnesses her first sunrise.



SOURCE: “Tron: Legacy”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I’ve come from the Grid.

No kidding! … Are you saying that you’re an avatar like Quorra?

Yes, I am.  Kato has created me with all the available information on Mozart and his family, friends, singers, patrons, and so on.

So, you’re like a Mozart’s clone, aren’t you?

Yes, you could say that.  And Diane, you look quite familiar to me.

Why is that, Mr. Mozart?

Diane, call me “Wolfie,” will ya?  The girl I met in the Grid reminds me of you.


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“Biker Girl”

Wolfie, have you read the above article?

Yes, Of course, I have.  Kato told me to read the above story so that I could feel comfortable with you.  By the way, he also told me that you’re taking a piano lesson.

Yes, I am.  I love music.

Do you like one of my works?

Yes, of course, I do.  Everybody seems to love your music.

Diane, which one of my works do you like best?

I love “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” specifically among all your works.

Eine kleine Nachtmusik

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I’m glad you like this piece.  To tell you the truth, this is one of my favorites.

Oh, is it?  Nobody knows why you composed the above piece.  Tell me, Wolfie, why on earth you created the “Little Night Music”?

Good question, Diane!  I completed “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” on August 10, 1787.

If I remember correctly, your father died on May 28, 1787, didn’t he?

That’s right.  I was so depressed at my most beloved father’s death that I didn’t know how I could overcome it.  You see, my father had been my teacher and mentor.  Without him, I wouldn’t have become a gifted composer at all.

So, the “Little Night Music” has something to do with your father’s death.

No, not really.

Wolfie, I don’t mean to be rude, but I don’t like a roundabout talk.  Just tell me why you composed the “Little Night Music.”

Well … although I loved my father more than anybody else, he objected dating with my first love—17-year-old Aloisia Weber, who was a fine singer and daughter of the promoter at the Mannheim court theatre.  I was twenty-two at the time.


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So you composed the “Little Night Music” for Aloisia Weber, didn’t you?

Not at the time, but I had to think about her so that I could pull myself out of the abyss of the depression and misery when my father died.

I see … So, Wolfie, you did your best to cheer yourself up while dreaming of Aloisia, eh?

That’s right.

No wonder you did a superb job in completing the piece.  I think the “Little Night Music” is the most successful serenade ever written, and certainly features in any “top ten” list of your works.

Do you really think so, Diane?

Yes, most definitely I do.  Its virtues are utter simplicity, memorability and perfect balance. Its initial fanfares and melody indelibly remain in the mind, though really no different from those in so many other openings of your pieces.  By the way, I’ve got one more question.

What is it?

In October of 1762, when you were six years old, you were invited to the palace at Schönbrunn in Austria, right?


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Yes, I was.

At the palace, you met Marie Antoinette, who was a year older than you.  Marie and you were getting along quite well, and you were playing with the princess, and slipped on a polished floor.  Bursting into tears, you were picked up and comforted by the seven-year-old Marie Antoinette.  Then you kissed the future queen of France, and said “You’re nice. I’ll marry you when I grow up.”


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Mozart & Marie Antoinette

Oh, rubbish!  I didn’t say that.  One of the story-tellers made up such a dumb tale, I suppose.

But I saw the amovie: “Amadeus.”

“Amadeus” Trailer

I enjoyed this hilarious movie to the hilt.

Diane, this movie is based on a short 1830 play by Alexander Pushkin called “Mozart and Salieri,” in which Salieri poisoned me to death, which wasn’t true at all.

But the movie is so funny.

Diane, you like funny movies, huh?

Amadeus – Funny Parts

This is far from the true story.  I look so stupid and unsensible, don’t I?

But I like the movie.

Diane, I’ll tell you what.

What is it?

Don’t see the above movie again.  Instead, watch the following piano concert so that you could improve your playing skill.

Piano Concerto

No. 21 – Andante

Wow!  I love it.  For the same token, I love the above movie as well.

Diane, you shouldn’t see senseless, rubbish movies.  You’d better practice the piano so that you would be able to play the above concerto for me someday.

Well … I don’t know, but maybe I’ll try.


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Wow!
I like the above piano concerto, but I’d rather enjoy one of Mozart’s operas.

Which one? — you may ask.

Well, I like the “Marriage of Figaro.”

The Marriage of Figaro

(Le nozze di Figaro)【Part I】

In any case, I hope Kato will write another interesting article soon.
So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!
Bye bye …

If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


“Diane Chatterley”

“From Canada to Japan”

“From Gyoda to Vancouver”

“Film Festival”

“Madame Taliesin”

“Happy Days”

“Vancouver Again”

“Midnight in Vancouver”

“Madame Lindbergh”

“Dead Poets Society”

“Letters to Diane”

“Taliesin Studio”

“Wright and Japan”

“Taliesin Banzai”

“Memrory Lane to Sendai”

“Aunt Sleepie”

“Titanic @ Sendai”

“Birdcage”


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“Roly-poly in the wild”

“Silence is dull”

“Zen and Chi Gong”

“Piano Lesson”

“Dangerous Relation”

“Electra Complex”


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“Covent Garden”

“Fatal Relation”

“Notre Dame”

“Anne Frank”

“Biker Babe”

“Diane Girdles the Globe”

“Diane in Casablanca”

“Infidelity Neighbourhood”

“Forest Bathing”

“Enjoy Ramen!”

“Sex, Violence, Love”

“Halifax to Vancouver”

“A Thread of Destiny”

“Fujiyama Geisha”

“Beaver Lake”

“God is Near!”

“Holy Cow@Rose Garden”

“Vancouver Earthquake”

“Birthplace”

“KIFF”

“You Love Japan, eh?”

“Eight Bridges”

“First Love”

“Fright on Flight”

“Boy’s Movie”

“From Summer to Eternity”

“Sōseki & Glenn Gould”

“Dream Dream Dream”

“In Search of Your Footprint”

Hi, I’m June Adams.

The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) is an opera buffa (comic opera) composed in 1786 in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a libretto in Italian by Lorenzo Da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, “La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro (1784).”

Beaumarchais’s earlier play “The Barber of Seville” had already made a successful transition to opera in a version by Paisiello.

Although Beaumarchais’s “Marriage of Figaro” was at first banned in Vienna because of its licentiousness, Mozart’s librettist managed to get official approval for an operatic version which eventually achieved great success.

Mozart Documentary

The Genius of Mozart

(Part 1 of 3)

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