In Salzburg, a Warm Birthday Party on a Cold Night

Mozart_Portrait_100.jpgBy JAMES R. OESTREICH [NY Times, 28 January 2006]
SALZBURG, Austria, Jan. 27 ó You couldn’t say that the intermission upstaged the concert, exactly. Not this concert, with Riccardo Muti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic and a handful of worthy soloists at the Festspielhaus to celebrate Mozart’s 250th birthday, on Friday evening.