Call me Yozart

Call me Yozart


norman lebrecht

December 19, 2020

What we particularly like about Philadephia soloist Sean Bennett, 23, is his workout music.

What are the last three songs you listened to?
I was just listening to “Underground Solutions” by Paradise 97, then did some stretching to Benjamin Britten’s “String Quartet No.2,” and had Ariana Grande’s “Safety Net” for dinner LOL.

Photo: Lia Clay Miller

He goes on to say: “Mozart is my Aquarius brother, and I see so much of myself in his music and personality,” says Bennett.

But it’s the Britten workout I can’t get out of my mind.


  • Nijinsky says:

    I don’t understand this, with science now a days and its magical wonders. With all of this emphasis still on Mozart, given anyone that has talent in music being compared to him, or his dear friend, or seeing themselves in him: short of cloning, would they be truly kind, when playing a Mozart concerto and the cadenza comes up, they could just mention the wonders of science, that they will bow out and introduce the old carcass brought back to life on stage to improvise one (Frankenstein beats synthetic intelligence cadenzas); I think that truly would be respectful and reflective of themselves.

  • Bone says:


  • Nijinsky says:

    Sorry about the “sarcasm” but that time has gone by, and the Aquarian get up and go of “Mozart” may really not be what you think it is. There’s a gentility underneath that having nothing to do with “Mozart” (or “Wolfgang” even) it comes from somewhere else, and to give it a name is like putting Romeo in the guise of a Montague, and we know how that ended up.

    A rose, would you smell it is something divine, and that’s where love comes from.

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet;
    So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
    Retain that dear perfection which he owes
    Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
    And for that name which is no part of thee
    Take all myself.


    I take thee at thy word:
    Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized;
    Henceforth I never will be Romeo.


    “Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, having some business, do entreat her eyes to twinkle in their spheres till they return”

    “some business…”

    And it’s music, not “Mozart.”

  • Pianofortissimo says:

    You mean Moe Zarth of the Wolf Gang?

  • Inquirer says:

    has anyone heard him play his instrument? it sounds atrocious. he should stick to just listening to music instead of trying to create. Yozart would be upset. However, due to the current social movements, he may be the next violist hired by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

  • violafan says:

    Norman, is there a link to this interview? Or did you interview him? I’m so confused

  • John Borstlap says:

    In 2012, well-know violinist [redacted] did her daily work-out on the Sacre du Printemps and had to be transported to the hospital on a stretcher. Since then, she only worked-out her hands and arms, and to Vivaldi.