Thomas Mozart

The better the quality of the products, the better the dish. So choose your products well. (from your personal garden or the market,  preferably organic).

Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella as desired. You can add basil.

For dressing (which is not essential), I recommend you to put a pinch of salt, a spoonful of balsamic vinegar, 6 spoonfuls of olive oil or hazelnut oil or walnut oil. The important thing is that the oil is not oxidized, so prefer small bottles, very opaque and consume the oil quickly.

To balance the meal, you can add bread, pasta or polenta. Whatever you like depending on your tastes and desires.

It’s simple, it’s ready quickly, it tastes good, it’s healthy! So what are you waiting for?

And if you want, you can taste it with Mozart, it’s even better:

– Mozart: Così fan tutte (dir. Peter Sellars) – Complete opera [English Subtitles]: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE7LNONx0sHbx_fjrfO78BIUZroBwV58L

– Mozart “Die Zauberflöte” – Papagena! Papagena! Papagena! by Simon Keenlyside: https://youtu.be/9PCRhnmNhNY

– “Confutatis” (manuscrito) – Requiem K. 626: https://youtu.be/EXsM1-w1_ok

– And the magnificent film Amadeus of 1984 (preferably the director’s cut): http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi2535496985


Mozart by Georges Tchitchérine: “Between Mozart and the Italians reigned the deepest antagonism as regards the very conception of the essence of the opera.”

Mozart was not brought up in a community with traditions, he traveled non-stop in Europe. On the other hand, he had a lot of pressure because his father thought that his divine mission was to make known the exceptional talent of his son. In his childhood, he was considered the gift of God.

Mozart was an independent mind and this guided his life. When his father found a job for him with the Cardinal of Salzburg, he stopped making sacred music overnight and was dismissed.

When Emperor Leopold, who was a Viennese, suggested that he write operas, he deliberately wrote against the Italian conventions while respecting their conventions in his previous works. At that time, all those responsible for the arts were Italian. He wrote Cosi fan tutte in 1789 which describes a history of adultery, contrary to morality. Le nozze di Figaro denounce the archaic privileges of the nobility and especially of the aristocracy. The play of Beaumarchais was then forbidden in all the monarchies.
When Mozart was successful and imperial German nationalism tried to make profit out of his genius by asking him to write operas in German, he wrote Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which is located in a harem. Then he rejected everything by writing about the Masonic themes with The Magic Flute.

At the end of his life, he refused financial help from his aristocratic friends. The Requiem was written on his deathbed. The rumors diverge on the circumstances of death, Salieri would have written under the dictation the Confutatis and some go so far as to say that the Italians would have poisoned him.

He was thrown into the common grave.

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