Thursday, July 23, 2009

Depressing or wonderful?

Researchers in Vienna have identified two more pieces by Mozart. Reading the article reminded me that Mozart died at 35. I'm 35 and will be 36 in one month.

So Mozart had created music that has made him live in people's memories for 200 years, regarded as a genius, by the same age I am currently. His entire life's work was done by this time in his life.

I should think, "that's awesome of Mozart," but sometimes I think, "that sucks."

9 comments:

Precie said...

Dude. Sigh. I'm older than you. Not by much, but still.

This is totally depressing. I do love Mozart, especially Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (or however it's spelled), and I'm thrilled that more of his work has been discovered.

But if you start listing all the people who've demonstrated brilliance before age 35, I will cry. ;)

Sammy Jankis said...

Amen.

Chris Eldin said...

I like thinking about a different music sensation-Katherine Boyle...
:-)

Sarah Laurenson said...

I think he composed his first symphony at age 9. Um. More power to him?

But I know what you mean. What exactly have I done with my life and what do I have to show for my 40+ years on this earth?

pacatrue said...

Yeah, aging is just a bummer. You start off as a kid thinking about being as old as some teen or 20s phenom, and then you are the same age as them, and then you are older than the phenoms.... I remember several years ago discovering I had gotten too old to enlist as an officer in the military. I hadn't really planned to, but it's annoying to be considered too old to do so and you're 31.

Precie said...

Yes, but now you're old enough to run for US President!

Robin S. said...

Hey, paca - you're getting your doctorate, and that's far from not being accomplished!

sylvia said...

Personally, for me turning 35 was a real relief as I finally started coming ahead in comparisons to him.

blogless troll said...

Mozart was a dweeb.