It's really interesting but I felt he rather dismissed Mozart as just a tune maker with no real feeling. I find a lot of Mozart intensely emotional and passionate and don't think these feelings are restricted to the Romantics.
I'm learning a lot from this series, particularly in the first two episodes: music theory and why the chords work etc. It was very interesting particularly as I recognised most of the tunes he was using as examples.
Mozart is my favourite composer, the music is so uplifting.
I love this series, but I think it could easily be at least 4 times longer and still not come close to covering things in the depth they deserve. I'm a trained musician so most it is familiar to me, but I am enjoying it very much nonetheless. I am still a bit at the opening Lady Gaga sequence, but it is a great series. I just wish there was much more of this kind of thing on TV.
I liked it when he said last week, if you can remember the tune it's Mozart, if you can't it's probably Haydn. I had to study Haydn for 2 solid years for A level music - I'm not a big fan and that comment was very true!