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 'Box 1: Symphonies'

Of Starving Artists and Gas Giants (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, Conrad Wilson, Friedrich Kerst, K550, K551, Mozart at 32, Mozart: the man and the artist revealed in his own words, Notes on Mozart, Sir Neville Marriner, Symphony No. 40, Symphony No. 41, Vienna (August 10 1788), Vienna (July 25 1788)

You have got to be kidding me. The two symphonies on this CD (CD 12, the last one in the box of Symphonies) are nothing short of jaw-dropping. There’s no possible way I can pick a favorite between these two. The first movement (Molto allegro) to Symphony 40 is as well known as Beethoven’s Fifth. [...]

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Of Old Composers and Rogan Josh (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Adagio maestoso in G, Box 1: Symphonies, Conrad Wilson, Gingerbread, Indian Food, K409, K444, K504, K543, Linz (November 1783), Minuet for a Symphony in C, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 27, Mozart at 30, Mozart at 32, Notes on Mozart, Symphony in 39, Symphony No. 38, Vienna (1782), Vienna (December 26 1786), Vienna (June 26 1788)

I think I have a fetish for Indian food. Oh, I’m not saying there’s anything sexual going on with my plate of Rogan Josh. But I do love food that makes my eyes water and my nose run. In fact, the more painful a food is, the better – which is why sushi with inordinate [...]

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Of Americanos and Kings (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, Burger King Whopper, K338, K385, K425, Linz (October - November 1783), Mozart at 24, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 27, Salzburg (August 29 1780), Symnphony No. 34, Symphony No. 35, Symphony No. 36, Vienna (July 1782)

I wonder what it is about eating in the car? I dunno. But I really enjoy it. Which is great because I got to (well, I chose to) do it twice today. Today was a typical Sunday morning for us: First, a Starbucks Venti Americano (with room for a splash of half and half). Then [...]

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Of Clubs and Company (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, K202, K297, K318, K319, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 23, Paris (1778), Salzburg (April 26 1779), Salzburg (July 9 1779), Salzburg (May 5 1774), Sir Neville Marriner, Symphony No. 30, Symphony No. 31, Symphony No. 32, Symphony No. 33

Another whirlwind day. Not Mozart whirlwind. But Bill whirlwind, which is bad enough. The morning was spent sipping a venti Americano, munching on an apple fritter, and driving around to visit the big “clubs” in town – Sam’s Club and Costco. The afternoon was spent finishing a client project. The evening was spent entertaining my [...]

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Of Breakfast Sammies and Sons of Liberty (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer, K184, K199, K200, K201, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 18, Panera Bread, Salzburg (April 10 or 16 1773), Salzburg (April 6 1774), Salzburg (March 30 1773), Salzburg (November 12 or 17 1774), Sir Neville Marriner, Sons of Liberty, Symphony No. 26, Symphony No. 27, Symphony No. 28, Symphony No. 29

At 6:45 this morning, I found myself back at Panera Bread, sitting at my now-favorite table, cupping my hands around a steaming mug of coffee to warm them, and seeing many of the same faces I see here every morning. I ordered my “usual” – an Asiago bagel with cream cheese and Light Roast coffee. [...]

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Of Young Composers and Old Soldiers (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, K134, K162, K181, K182, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 17, Salzburg (August 1772), Salzburg (June 1772), Salzburg (May 19 1773), Salzburg (October 3 1773), Salzburg (October 5 1773), Sir Neville Marriner, Symphony No. 21, Symphony No. 22, Symphony No. 23, Symphony No. 24, Symphony No. 25

Today was a busy day. I worked on another client project, did a bit of Christmas shopping, and had planned to see the movie White Christmas at 5:45 but instead decided to take a walk with my wife at the “creepy mall” and then get back to work. (And I really wanted to see the [...]

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Of Doctors and Snowmobiles (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, K111/120, K111a, K121, K133, K141a, K161/163, K196/121, K208/102, Milan (October - November 1771), Mozart at 15, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Salzburg (1773-4), Salzburg (1774-5), Salzburg (July 1776), Salzburg (March 1776), Symphony No. 20, Symphony No. 48, Symphony No. 50, Symphony No. 51, Symphony No. 52

I was pre-occupied today with two things: 1. A procedure that required a a 2-3 hour stay in a doctor’s office (about an hour of which I was unconscious), and 2. Christmas preparation and delivery of baked goodies to my family The former happened earlier this morning, starting around 7:15 and ending around 10:30ish. The [...]

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Of Classic Rock and Classical Music (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, K128, K129, K130, K132, Mozart at 16, Salzburg (July 1772), Salzburg (May 1772), Sir Neville Marriner, Sound of Music, Symphony No. 16, Symphony No. 17, Symphony No. 18, Symphony No. 19

The compositions on this CD were created by a Mozart who was 16 years of age and living at the time in Salzburg, Austria. The first three (Symphonies 16-18) were composed in May of 1772. Symphony No. 19 was composed in July of 1772. As you may recall, Salzburg was the setting for the Academy-Award [...]

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Of Happy Violins and Loony Tunes (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, K110, K112, K114, K124, K97, Milan (November 2 1771), Mozart at 14, Mozart at 15, Mozart at 16, Rome 1770, Salzburg (Dec. 30 1771), Salzburg (Feb. 21 1772), Salzburg (July 1771), Sir Neville Marriner, The Compactothèque

I started a new category for my posts. You’ll find it in the Table of Contents section on the left-hand side of each page. The category is called “Mozart at…” and it’ll be a running account of how old Mozart was (approximately) when he composed his music. For example, if you click on “Mozart at [...]

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Of Gingerbread Men and Johnny Mathis (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, K75, K76, K81, K84, K95, K96, Milan (October - November 1771), Milan or Bologna (July 1770), Mozart at 11, Mozart at 14, Mozart at 15, Rome (March 1770), Salzburg (Early 1771), Sir Neville Marriner, Symphony No. 11, Symphony No. 42, Symphony No. 43, Symphony No. 44, Symphony No. 45, Symphony No. 46, The Compactothèque, Vienna (Autumn 1767)

Another day of writing copy for a client. Only this time, as I sit in my office behind closed door, I’m treated to the smell of baking gingerbread cookies and the sound, however faint, of Johnny Mathis’ unique voice proclaiming the joy of the Christmas season. Classical music is perfect for any holiday season. But [...]

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