180 Days With Mozart And Me

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

180 Days With Mozart And Me header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music'

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 [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

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 [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

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 [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Of Screenplays New and Kings David (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Beatles, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Brett Rosenberg, Dave Brubeck, Davide penitente, Fireflight, Grateful Dead, Half Light, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Iris Vermillion, K469, Margaret Marshall, Mozart at 29, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Revolver, Screenplays, Screenwriting, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sir Neville Marriner, Sudfunk-Chor, Time Out, Vienna (March 1785), Writing Music

Last week, I submitted my latest screenplay to various national competitions. This week, I get started (again) on a screenplay based on one of my favorite children’s book series. I started this project three or four years ago. I’ve written three screenplays since that time. It’s time for me to complete this one so I [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Of Gray Tuesdays and Great Tenors (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Gabriele Fuchs, Hanna Schwarz, Ileana Cotrubas, K118 Part II, La Betulia liberata, Margarita Zimmermann, Mozart at 15, Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Panera Bread, Peter Schreier, Salzburg (Summer 1771), Salzburger Kammerchor, Walter Berry

I love listening to a great tenor. Today’s CD is Part II of the La Betulia liberata, K118, I heard yesterday. It’s a full-blown Italian opera, complete with characters and drama and lots of rolling Rs, written by Mozart when he was 15. Once again, I was impressed with tenor Peter Schreier. His voice is [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Of Misty Mondays and Meh Music (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Gabriele Fuchs, Hanna Schwarz, Ileana Cotrubas, K118 Part I, La Betulia liberata, Leopold Hager, Margarita Zimmermann, Mozart at 15, Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Peter Schreier, Salzburg (Summer 1771), Salzburger Kammerchor, Walter Berry

This is a full-blown Italian opera, complete with characters and drama and lots of rolling Rs, written by Mozart when he was 15. What made it for me is tenor Peter Schreier. His voice is fantastic. Incredible power and range. I was mesmerized by track 3: Parte Prima – No.1 Aria “D’ogni colpa la colpa [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Of Resurrections and Recitativos (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Aldo Baldin, Ann Murray, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Easter, Grabmusik, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Inga Nielsen, K146, K35, K42, Mozart at 11, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 23, Passion Song, Passionslied, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Recitativo, Resurrection, Salzburg (1767 - Final Chorus 1772), Salzburg (early 1765), Salzburg (March-April 1779), Sir Neville Marriner, Stephen Varcoe, Sudfunk-Chor

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Or Repeat Kvetchers and First-Order Obligations (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Aldo Baldin, Ann Murray, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Inga Nielsen, K35, Margaret Marshall, Mozart at 11, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Salzburg (early 1767), Sir Neville Marriner

Those kvetchers are back. Both of ‘em. Sitting there with their large cups of coffee. I can’t hear what they’re saying this morning. I’m on the other side of the room, in my usual table by the east windows. They’re over by the fireplace on the west side. When I look to my left, I [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

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 [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Of Old Men and Young Boys (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Bologna (1770), Bologna (July-August 1770), Bologna (October 9 1770), Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Dagmar Schellenberger-Ernst, God is our refuge, Hans-Joachim Ribbe, Herbert Kegel, K108, K117, K20, K33, K34, K44, K47, K72, K85, K86, K90, K91, Kluster Seeon Bavaria (1766-7), London (June 1765), Mozart at 10, Mozart at 11, Mozart at 12, Mozart at 14, Mozart at 15, Mozart at 9, Panera Bread, Ralph Eschrig, Rene Pape, Rosemarie Lang, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (1771), Salzburg (late 1770s), Salzburg (May 1771), The Hague (March 1766), Vienna (Autumn 1768), Vienna (October-November 1768)

I love sitting here at Panera Bread, listening to Mozart and watching the two old guys who meet here every morning. Well, sometimes it’s two. Other times it’s three. They get so animated, talking, laughing, waving their hands. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them eat anything. They just drink coffee and kvetch, mostly about [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: