Feb 19, 2023
Director Milos Forman is in rare company with two Best Picture films. Moving Music now looks into his 2nd, "Amadeus". No matter the century, time offers proof that some are just simply born with it. Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart could imagine, interpret, and then paint fantastical pictures for ears that would bend minds. To the dismay of his contemporaries, he bypassed the stage of protégé as the prodigy of his time; he only lived 35 years. Many were appalled by his early immature approach to musical art, yet none could deny the opulent result; composing works that others couldn’t as they hugged tradition. However, fame did not come to him until well after his death. Only Milos could bring this story of jealousy, competition, and genius into focus.
While Chris Steberl would admit he didn’t always see the guitar path, it’s a certainty that Van Halen caught his young radar. Years later, the film "Amadeus" would shape the direction his guitar yearned to take him. Chris is one of this city’s most respected guitar virtuosos. Whether as a band’s six stringer, a studio musician, or collaborating for his "Project Alcazar" original work, his quest to compose a fantastical picture echoes from past genius. Please join us for an hour as we reveal his motivations, thoughts, and how he got that Cookie Monster guitar.