Mozart: A Journey in Words and Music
Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund
December 4, 2011
“MOZART: A JOURNEY,” first performed in 2006 in honor of the composer’s 250th birthday, surveys the music and letters Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart produced during his short life, with new translations of the letters by the German scholar Robert Spaethling.
Born in Germany, the daughter of noted conductor Eugen Jochum, VERONICA JOCHUM studied with Joseph Benvenuti, Edwin Fischer, and Rudolf Serkin, and has performed in more than 50 countries with many of the world’s permier orchestras, conductors, and musicians. She has taught piano for 40 years at New England Conservatory.
Ms. Jochum is a sister-in-law of Freya von Moltke and the late Helmuth James von Moltke, two leading resistance fighers against the Nazis. This recital is one of her many performances for causes promoting peace, reconciliation, and liberation from oppression.
The concert supports Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund’s statewide peace education and advocacy work.