If Mozart was alive today he would be:

November 12, 2006 at 06:14 AM · If Mozart was alive today he would be:

a) Teaching at Harvard.

b) Composing for Hollywood and Broadway

c) Working at McDonald's

d) Other

Replies (35)

November 12, 2006 at 06:17 AM · a,b, and c

November 12, 2006 at 06:29 AM · Dead. Calling a corpse a man doesn't make it one.

November 12, 2006 at 06:41 AM · If Mozart were alive today...he would be really upset about that "Amadeus" movie :)

November 12, 2006 at 06:43 AM · Retired (250 years old).

November 12, 2006 at 09:44 AM · HIV+ ???

November 12, 2006 at 10:00 AM · Mozart alive today...well he would have been quite glad at his history really - his assassination of Schoenberg in '51 :D lol jokes

November 12, 2006 at 12:50 PM · he would still be composing beautiful music..... Oh why did he have to die? :(

November 12, 2006 at 02:53 PM · A child prodigy burned out by age 12.

Agree with Gennady on "Amadeus." Of course it's "fiction," but I just think it went overboard in misrepresenting the characters of W. Mozart, L. Mozart and Salieri. Beautiful cinematography, though.

Mitch

November 12, 2006 at 04:50 PM · Mozart learned during his years as a travelling prodigy that it is necessary to please your public and compose for them -- if they don't understand whAT YOU'RE SAYING THEY WON'T GIVE YOU GIFTS OR MONEY. He'd probably writing for Broadway or Hollywood.

November 12, 2006 at 05:45 PM · He'd probably still sound like himself...

November 12, 2006 at 06:16 PM · I think he'd be working for Bill Gates creating really cool video game software.

November 12, 2006 at 06:50 PM · b, and maybe a. He would probably have some problems with the studios and Harvard's management. He would need a really good agent.

November 12, 2006 at 07:11 PM · I'm thinking he'd be doing the same thing as Andrew Lloyd Weber. The man loved writing for the theatre, so I don't think that would change. Plus the fact that Weber is making a boatload of money would be a good reason for Mozart.

November 12, 2006 at 09:31 PM · I'm thinking he'd be a miracle of modern medicine. After all, it's not everyday some bloke celebrates his 250th birthday.

Neil

November 12, 2006 at 09:58 PM · Undergoing plastic surgery to look good on TV (smallpox scars), and getting dentures (about six teeth in his mouth according to autopsy report).

November 13, 2006 at 12:29 AM · if mozart were alive today, he'd be seen in a celeb photo, hanging out with with paris hilton. just like everyone in the whole g**-***ned universe.

November 13, 2006 at 12:50 AM · At this minute he'd be driving the Porche that Paris Hilton bought for him 160 mph on the autobahn. Or maybe watching a TV or a private movie screening in Cannes. And his lawyers would be trying to collect 250 years of royalties for him.

November 13, 2006 at 02:00 AM · Maybe he would have changed his name to "DJMoz" and become a rapper.

November 13, 2006 at 01:50 AM · If Mozart were alive today....

- he would be so exceedingly old that his views on any subject would be quite worthless.

- the government would owe him over 200 years of social security payments.

- he'd be doing commercials for Viagra.

- he'd write his autobiography, "My First 250 Years."

- he'd be putting the finishing touches on his latest symphony, "The Las Vegas" (K. 15,412).

- he'd be suing every orchestra, soloist, chamber group, and opera company for over 200 years of lost performance royalties.

:) Sandy

November 13, 2006 at 02:42 AM · He would still hate Salzburg, and even more now that they make so much money off of him, they even have a woman's fashion line! It's really absurd there.

November 13, 2006 at 03:19 AM · K. 15,412 :)

He'd be swinging a stick at big fat tourists in his apartment in Vienna.

November 13, 2006 at 03:48 AM · ...busy bragging all the big shots he met in his life, and would never run out of his LONG life time stories to tell...

November 13, 2006 at 04:38 AM · He'd probably have figured out a successful model for a music distribution web site from which we could download something quite remarkable.

November 13, 2006 at 05:10 AM · He'd be kissing up to become a moderator on composer.com

November 13, 2006 at 06:07 PM · i'll tell you one thing. mozart at 250 would still look younger than keith richards.

November 13, 2006 at 06:44 PM · bewildered.

November 13, 2006 at 11:20 PM · Yes, Salzburg stinks. "Eine Kleine Nichtmusik" (I'm so sick of it) on every corner, carriages with horses that bite, Mozart exploited by every business.

Mozart would be a lot like Gareth Farr, a very popular and successful composer in New Zealand, who write exciting, rhythm based and melodic music. Accessible but not in the least simplistic or boring.

January 27, 2007 at 07:09 AM · Mozart you be,

retired,

tired,

not wanting to live anymore,

maybe compose more music,

TAKING HIS LONG LONG VACATION (and probably last too) ;)

January 27, 2007 at 03:18 PM · He'd have his own blog.

January 27, 2007 at 04:13 PM · HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOZART!

(He's probably sick of hearing it by now, hehe.)

January 27, 2007 at 04:50 PM · He'd be a judge on American Idol.

Beethoven would be a hearing aid dealer in NY.

January 27, 2007 at 06:57 PM · Paganini would have a sound and light show and a backup singing group.

Chausson would have a new bicycle.

Brahms would have a personal barber.

Schumann would be on Prozac.

Sousa would compose the "Iraqi Hummer March."

and.......

Mozart would be Court Composer for Bill and Linda Gates at Microsoft.

:) Sandy

January 27, 2007 at 07:10 PM · Bartok would be a very frustrated member of the Hungarian Parliament.

Haydn would be a much-beloved conductor and tireless organizer of Europe's biggest music festival, the Eszterhaza Spring.

Liszt would be tirelessly writing manifestos against the Second Viennese School. ("THIS you tell me is the Music of the Future??")

Clara Schumann would be tirelessly defending the Second Viennese School, just to irritate Liszt.

January 29, 2007 at 12:17 AM · Easy: the Artist Formerly [and once again?] known as PRINCE.

January 29, 2007 at 05:06 AM · Beethoven would have been able to learn composition from Mozart instead of Haydn. His later compositions may be completely different than what he actually wrote... Tum Tum Tum Tum--- in his 5th symphony may become something very jolly and happy.

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