“Here, surely, are people who know how to live.”

Author Bernard Levin

On August 27, 1981, the president was Ronald Reagan, the price of gas was descending from its recent peak of $1.42/gallon, and acclaimed British journalist Bernard Levin‘s article about the festival scene in America was published in “The Listener” magazine.

In it, Levin extols the virtues of San Luis Obispo County before launching into a description of his experience at none other than The San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, now called Festival Mozaic.  We highly encourage anyone in love with this area and this festival to take the time to reminisce with this article, in which its author proclaims:

Here, surely, are people who know how to live, as well as to love music – if indeed they are not the same thing.  O Mozart, Mozart: forget the Archbishop, forget Salieri, forget the mysterious stranger who commissioned from you the Requiem that was to prove your own.  Forget them all in San Luis Obispo, at any rate, you are among true friends.

Click here for the article, and enjoy!


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