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Great Conspiracy Theories in Music: Mozart Edition

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s mysterious death at the age of 35 has been attributed to everything from tuberculosis to kidney failure. Yet more than 200 years later, murder speculations also still surround his death— including those found in the new fiction thriller, “The Mozart Conspiracy.” We’ll speak with author Scott Mariani and physician William J. Dawson about why Mozart’s death continues to intrigue. 

Guests:

Dr. William J Dawson and Scott Mariania

Comments [4]

Pam frost

I've never understood who the Free Mason are exactly. For me there's always been a mystic. That's why I would tend to believe that they were involved in the revolution, more than we know. I love Mozart. I think he died from natural causes plus exhaustion.

Mar. 25 2011 10:25 PM
a g from n j

it was f. murry abraham's fault......

Mar. 25 2011 04:54 PM
Arturo Villanueva from NY

Masons were involved in the movements against monarchy, and Empress Maria Theresia actively persecuted them, explaining why she's unflatteringly portrayed in the Magic Flute.

And Masons were involved in South American independence, through the Lautaro Lodge, led by Francisco de Miranda, with San Martin and O'Higgins, his followers, gravitating on the independence of Argentina, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

Mar. 25 2011 02:35 PM
Ken from Little Neck

Why is it that people are so obsessed with the death of Mozart as compared to Schubert? Schubert's death, in my opinion, is the far greater tragedy as music history goes - he was even younger and just coming into his own as one of the great composers. I guess Schubert doesn't make as good a story - maybe he should have started writing a Requiem when he got sick.

Mar. 25 2011 02:14 PM

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