Understanding Tragedy: The political fight of Mozart's Don Giovanni
November 24, 2010 • 8:32PM

Our world today is gripped by a tragedy. When the Principle of Tragedy is not understood by societies, like Lear's Britain or Hamlet's Denmark, the people guarantee themselves to failure. Lyndon LaRouche has recently provoked the world with the challenge that no one has every performed Mozart's Don Giovanni correctly and that they must do so to understand the situation that we are faced with today. In this interview, musician and researcher David Shavin, tells us what the political and cultural crisis was which Mozart and his Librettist DaPonte, fought against in composing their work.