A Joy Shared Is A Joy Doubled

Marc Geelhoed directed our eyes and ears yesterday to a video of Julia Fischer and Gordan Nikolić making an audio recording of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Quite simply, it was a joy to watch.

At the end of the day, after we have debated the merits of the binary du jour, giggled at bits of gossip, and had a turn on the soapbox, it comes back to this: the music and its effect on the human soul. It’s what gets Miss Mussel out of bed in the morning.



  1. Thanks. After watching, I searched around and discovered you can watch the whole first movement here:


    I think it’s fantastic that record companies are posting this sort of thing; I’m much more likely to purchase this album now. It’s interesting how the relative informality of this video makes the music seem all that more genuine and engaging. I happened to catch some of Barenboim playing Beethoven VERY seriously last night on Great Performances and it just left me feeling shut out – although, in fairness, I didn’t see the whole thing. But there was a coldness about the presentation that was the opposite of this Mozart video.

  2. Miss Mussel

    Yes! The informality is the best part. Is as if you’ve got friends over and they’re playing the concerto in your living room while they wait for the roast to finish cooking.

    Thanks for the link. I’ll have to mosey on over.

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