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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Entries Tagged as 'Mozart at 17'

Of Ends Approaching and Musics Unliked (Theatre and Ballet Music, Box 17)

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Ballet music from Idomeneo, Bernhard Klee, Box 17: Theatre and Ballet Music, David Zinman, Eberhard Buchner, Gisela Pohl, Hermann Christian Polster, K345, K367, Karin Eickstaedt, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 23, Mozart at 25, Munich (January 1781), Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Rundfunk-Solistenvereinigung Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, Thamos King of Egypt, Thamos Konig in Agypten, Theo Adam

Today is the second to the last CD from my six-month journey through Mozart’s music. In all honesty, I’m going to be glad to see it end. These posts occupied 2-4 hours of my life every morning. Sometimes less. Sometimes more. But always there, every day. Rain or shine. Yet, another part of me will [...]

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Of Stones Lost and Musics Masonic (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Alexander Commercials, Andreas Schmidt, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Embrace Life TV Ad, Hans Peter Blochwitz, K148, K429, K468, K471, K477, K483, K484, K546, K619, K623, K623a, Lapis, Mannerchor des Rundfunkchores Leipzig, Mindfulness, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Mozart at 28, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 32, Mozart at 33, Mozart at 34, Mozart at 35, Peter Schreier, Salzburg (1772-6 or Vienna 1784), Staatskapelle Dresden, Vienna (1785-91), Vienna (April 20 1785), Vienna (date and year unknown), Vienna (December 1785-January 1786), Vienna (July 1791), Vienna (July-November 1785), Vienna (June 26 1788), Vienna (March 26 1785), Vienna (November 1791 origin doubtful), Writing Music

I lost my little blue stone yesterday. For the past year, I carried a small lapis in my pocket. It wasn’t particularly valuable. Lapis is a semi-precious stone. I think it cost me $5 at a local New Age-type store. But I considered it priceless. (Or I thought I did.) I bought it because I [...]

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Of Shuffles and Sopranos (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Annelies Burmeister, Aspera, Bohemian Rhapsody, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Brett Rosenberg, Dagmar Schellenberger-Ernst, Dave Brubeck, Dream Theater, Eberhard Buchner, Glenn Miller, Grateful Dead, Half Light, Herbert Kegel, Hermann Christian Polster, Illusion Suite, Isabella Nawe, K127, K141, K143, K198, K222, K260, K273, K276, K277, K322, K323, Manheim (January-February 1778), Moonsorrow, Mozart at 13, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 23, Mozart at 31, Mozart at 32, Mozart at 33, Munich (Early 1775), Queen, Rosemarie Lang, Rundfunk - Sinfonia - Orchestra Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (1774), Salzburg (1776), Salzburg (1777), Salzburg (1779), Salzburg (late 1769), Salzburg (late 1773), Salzburg (May 1772), Salzburg (September 9 1777), Ursula Reinhardt-Kiss, Ute Selbig, Vienna (1787-9)

I don’t know what’s different about today’s music. But it grabbed me by the lapels, shook me out of my slumber, and made me want to know who’s singing. Regina coeli in B flat, K.127, especially Movements 2-4, amazed me. The soprano was doing a lot of vocal gymnastics, which I don’t normally like in [...]

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Of Gold and Flutters (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

March 31st, 2010 · No Comments · Baden (June 17 1791), Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Gwynne Howell, K165, K339, K341, K618, Kiri Te Kanawa, Kyrie, London Symphony Orchestra, Milan (January 1773), Mozart at 17, Mozart at 24, Mozart at 25, Mozart at 31, Mozart at 35, Munich (1780-1 or 1787), Ryland Davies, Salzburg (1780(, Sir Colin Davis, Vesperae solennes de confessore

Yesterday’s music was out of balance. The terrific music came in first and then the vocals, which distracted me. Today’s music is equal parts vocal and instrumental. The music isn’t so good that my mind goes off on a walkabout, only to be yanked back by the vocals. This time – and I don’t mean [...]

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Of Clandestine Soundtracks and Not-So-Subtle Tugs (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Andreas Schmidt, Annette Markert, Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Helen Donath, Herbert Kegel, In honorem SSmae Trinitatis, K140, K167, K65, Mozart at 13, Mozart at 17, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (1773), Salzburg (January 14 1769), Salzburg (June 1773)

It’s surreal to have ear buds in, listening to a Mozart mass, and watch people. The music swells. The vocalists soar. And the people here in the restaurant go about their otherwise humdrum lives, totally unaware that I’ve just infused their existence with a majesty they didn’t realize they possessed. Seriously. Try it some time. [...]

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Of Rare March Mornings and Reconstructed Mozart Music (Piano Music, Box 9)

March 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 9: Piano Music, deest, deest (definition), Fugue in C minor for 2 Pianos, Ingrid Haebler, Jörg Demus, K deest, K19d, K358, K381, K426, K448, Larghetto & Allegro in E flat for 2 Pianos, Ludwig Hoffmann, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 25, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 27, Panera Bread, Paul Badura-Skoda, Sonata in B flat for Piano Duet, Sonata in C for Piano Duet, Sonata in D for 2 Pianos, Sonata in D for Piano Duet

It’s hard to believe this weather. Once again, we have sunshine and temperatures near 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6 Celsius) predicted for today. That’s just about as rare as it gets for Michigan at this time of year. So here I am once more (the famous first line of a classic prog-rock album), sitting at Panera [...]

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Of Sunshine and Salieri (Piano Music, Box 9)

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments · 12 Variations in C, Amsterdam (February 1766), Box 9: Piano Music, Eight Variations in G, Friedrich Kerst, Ingrid Haebler, K179, K24, K25, K264, Mozart at 10, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 9, Mozart: the man and the artist revealed in his own words, Nine Variations in C, Paris (Summer 1778), Salieri, Salzburg (Summer 1774), Seven Variations in D, Six Variations in G, The Hague (January 1766), Vienna (Autumn 1773)

I can’t believe it’s supposed to get up to 60 degrees (F.) today. And be sunny! This is Michigan. In early March. We’re not supposed to see the sun for at least another two months. (That’s an exaggeration. But it feels that way when you live here.) Today’s selection of music is fascinating, not just [...]

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Of Unfocused Mornings and Tightly-Wound Music (String Quartets, String Quintets, Box 7)

February 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 7: String Quartets String Quintets, Happy Birthday (song), K170, K171, K172, K173, Mozart at 17, Progressive Metal, Quartetto Italiano, Saddest Key of All, String Quartet No 10 in C, String Quartet No 11 in E flat, String Quartet No 12 in B flat, String Quartet No 13 in D minor, Symphony X, Vienna (August 1773), Vienna (September 1773)

I finished editing the script yesterday! I gave a pdf to a few people to read and comment on. Now, I wait to see if it’s funny, if people like it, etc. I’m nervous about that. Today, I return to a script I set aside to work on the one I had to finish yesterday. [...]

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Of Screenplay Deadlines and gnagflow Trazom (String Quartets, String Quintets, Box 7)

February 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 7: String Quartets String Quintets, K159, K160, K168, K169, Milan (early 1773), Mozart at 17, Mozart's Letters Mozart's Life, Quartetto Italiano, Robert Spaethling, Screenwriting, Vienna (August 1773)

I’m a bit under the gun at the moment. I have to finish editing a screenplay by day’s end. So I won’t put forth too many comments. I’ll just listen to the music while I edit, and comment later. I will type the following, though. I couldn’t resist. From the extraordinary book Mozart’s Letters, Mozart’s [...]

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Of Erudite Lyricism and Not-Wasted Youth (String Quartets, String Quintets, Box 7)

February 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Arpad Gerecz, Arthur Grumiaux, Bolzano or Verona (Oct-Nov 1772), Box 7: String Quartets String Quintets, Elisa Pegreffi, Enjoyment of Music (book), Eva Czako, Franco Rossi, Geroge Janzer, Joseph Machlis, K155, K156, K157, K158, K80, Max Lesueur, Milan (1772-3), Milan (late 1772), Mozart at 16, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 18, Paolo Borciani, Piero Farulli, Quartetto Italiano, Salzburg (1773-4), String Quartet No 1 in G, String Quartet No 2 in D, String Quartet No 3 in G, String Quartet No 4 in C, String Quartet No 5 in F, Tully Potter

A new day. A new week. A new box of CDs to discover. Today starts Box 7 (“String Quartets, String Quintets”) from the Complete Mozart Edition. Along with all of the “new” of this moment, there’s a new group of musicians to learn about: the Quartetto Italiano. Here’s their entry on Wikipedia: Quartetto Italiano – [...]

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