Colin Wilson: Mozart’s Journey to Prague: a playscript (1957 words)


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Colin Wilson wrote Mozart’s Journey to Prague (first performed 1991) in response to a request from the violinist Paul Robertson, founder and leader of the Medici String Quartet, for a play about the celebrated Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91). For Wilson, Mozart’s music, at its highest, had long seemed to instantiate and intimate the state of enhanced consciousness towards which human beings should strive to evolve. As he remarks in his introduction to the playscript, one of his key points of reference in his first book The Outsider (1956), and in subsequent texts, was the passage in the novel Der Steppenwolf [Steppenwolf] (1927) by Herman Hesse (1877-1962) in which the protagonist, …

Citation: Tredell, Nicolas. "Mozart’s Journey to Prague: a playscript". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 December 2014 [, accessed 26 January 2021.]

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