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 Post Op and Pleasant Opera (Early Italian Operas, Box 13)

April 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Andreas Schmidt, Ann Murray, Barbara Hendricks, Box 13: Early Italian Operas, Christine Schornsheim, Clive Griffin, Don Cassandro, Don Polidoro, Douglas Johnson, Eva Lind, Fracasso, Giacinta, Hans Peter Blochwitz, K51 (Acts II & III), Kammerorchester "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach", La finta semplice, Mozart at 12, Ninetta, Opera (Collins Discover Book), Opera buffa (defined), Peter Schreier, Phil G. Goulding, Rosina, Siegfried Lorenz, Simone, The Pretended Simpleton, Ticket to the Opera, Vienna (July 1786)

No Panera Bread for me this morning. Probably not for 3-4 days. I’m supposed to lie low, visit the bathroom frequently, and refrain from driving while I’m taking the pain medication. So this morning I’m sitting on the couch in my jammies, bathrobe, and slippers. Listening to La finta emplice, K51, the first of Mozart’s [...]

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Of Ops and Opera (Early Italian Operas, Box 13)

April 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Andreas Schmidt, Ann Murray, Barbara Hendricks, Box 13: Early Italian Operas, Christine Schornsheim, Don Cassandro, Don Polidoro, Douglas Johnson, Eva Lind, Fracasso, Giacinta, Hans Peter Blochwitz, K51 (Acts I & II), Kammerorchester "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach", Kidney stones, La finta semplice, Lithotripsy, Mozart at 12, Ninetta, Operation, Peter Schreier, Red, Rosina, Siegfried Lorenz, Simone, Skillet, The Letter Black, The Pretended Simpleton, Vienna (July 1786)

Today’s the day. The operation. The official term for it is lithotripsy. It’s scheduled to happen in about four hours. Apparently, the only way to rid myself of the kidney stone is to bust it up with sound waves, or extract it. Either way, I’ll be unconscious. Good thing, too. It’s not like I fancy [...]

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Of Wandering Minds and Rolling Rs (Arias, Vocal Ensembles, Canons, Box 12)

April 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Anton Scharinger, Box 12: Arias Vocal Ensembles Canons Lieder Notturni, Bryn Terfel, Dresdner Philharmonie, Eva Lind, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Jörg-Peter Weigle, Julie Kaufmann, K434, K441, K479, K480, K492, K527, K532, K540b, K577, K579, K584, K625, KApp25, KApp5, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 30, Mozart at 31, Mozart at 33, Mozart at 34, Muncher RFO, Peter Schreier, Prague (October 28 1787), Rene Pape, Rudolf Jansen, Sir Neville Marriner, Vienna, Vienna (1785-6), Vienna (1786), Vienna (1787), Vienna (April 29 1786), Vienna (August 11 1788), Vienna (August 1789), Vienna (August 1790), Vienna (December 1790), Vienna (January 1790), Vienna (July 1789), Vienna (Late 1782), Vienna (November 21 1785), Vienna (November 5 1785)

Today’s CD is a fest of rolling Rs. It wasn’t compelling enough to stop my mind from wandering (isn’t that a line from a Beatles song?). But it was entertaining. A few selections from the Marriage of Figaro are represented here. And more songs from the superb Eva Lind. (I wonder if she’s related to [...]

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Of Cinnamon-Chip Scones and Well-Balanced Music (Arias, Vocal Ensembles, Canons, Box 12)

April 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 12: Arias Vocal Ensembles Canons Lieder Notturni, Dresdner Philharmonie, Edith Wiens, Elzbieta Szmytka, Gunnar Gudbjornson, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Iris Vermillion, Jörg-Peter Weigle, K135 (ornamentation from K293e), K366 (with alternate duet K489), K389, K490, K51, K87, Mozart at 12, Mozart at 14, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 25, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 30, Muncher RFO, Panera Bread, Peter Schreier, Robert Tear, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Neville Marriner, Staatskapelle Dresden/Karl Bohm, Stuart Burrows

This CD was a pleasant surprise. With a title like Arias & Duets I wasn’t expecting much. Well, I take that back. I was expecting another nightmare. What I discovered (as I munched my cinnamon-chip scone from Panera Bread) is that these are very nice performances. Although this isn’t a CD I could listen to [...]

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Of Plants and Linds (Arias, Vocal Ensembles, Canons, Box 12)

April 15th, 2010 · No Comments · 1783, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 12: Arias Vocal Ensembles Canons Lieder Notturni, Christiane Eda-Pierre, Dresdner Philharmonie, Eva Lind, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Jörg-Peter Weigle, Julie Kaufmann, K119, K178, K293e, K294, K295, K433, K435, K440, K580, K83, Mannheim (February 12 1778), Mannheim (February 24 1778), Mannheim (February 27 1778), Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Mozart at 14, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 27, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 30, Mozart at 33, Robert Lloyd, Robert Plant, Rome (April-May 1770), Sir Colin Davis, Stuart Burrows, Vienna (1782), Vienna (early 1782), Vienna (Early 1785-6), Vienna (June 1783), Vienna (September 17 1789)

I wish I could like this music. I know soprano Julie Kaufmann is considered one of the world’s finest. But her singing leaves me cold. There’s something about her timbre that doesn’t sooth me. She has the power I respect. She has the range I like. But her singing just doesn’t do it for me. [...]

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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 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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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