180 Days With Mozart And Me

A Survey Of The Philips Complete Mozart Edition…From Symphonies Through Theatre And Ballet Music

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Of Saginaw Drives and Sorry Denouements (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Arleen Auger, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Cornelia Wulkopf, Edith Mathis, Hanna Schwarz, Leopold Hager, Mozart at 11, Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Salzburg (1767), Salzburger Kammerchor

I drove to Saginaw today pick up Elisabeth who’d been visiting family for a week. To help the 2-hour drive pass quickly, I listened to Ayn Rand’s incomparable novel Atlas Shrugged. Honestly, if you want to know what’s going on in America today, read Atlas Shrugged. Despite the fact that it was written a half [...]

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Of Koans Zen and Gods Greek (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Apollo et Hyacinthus, Arleen Auger, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Cornelia Wulkopf, Edith Mathis, Hanna Schwarz, K38 (1-4), Kvetchers, Leopold Hager, Mozart at 11, Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Panera Bread, Salzburg (April 1767), Salzburger Kammerchor, Zen Koan

I have a Yiddish twist on a famous Zen koan: “What is the sound of one man kvetching?” I can answer that. This morning, only one old guy sat at the usual table on the east side of Panera Bread. Without his more vocal sidekick, he said nothing. He just sat there, looking forlorn. Not [...]

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Of Still More Comments No (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Cornelius Hauptmann, Diana Montague, English Baroque Soloists, K427, Missa in C minor, Monteverdi Choir, Mozart at 27, Salzburg (October 1783), Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sylvia McNair

No comment. Here is what I didn’t listen to today, complete with the best guesses of scholars regarding where and when each composition was penned. This information was pieced together from The Compactothèque book + CD, which is an essential purchase if you want the fullest enjoyment from the Philips Complete Mozart Edition. It’s only [...]

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