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 'Vienna (1782)'

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 Bradbury and Bach (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

March 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Arthur Grumiaux, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Bradbury, Eva Czako, Georges Janzer, Grumiaux Trio, Johann Sebastian Bach, K266, K404a, Salzburg (early 1777), Scottish Folds, Six Preludes & Fugues for Violin Viola & Cello, Sonata (Trio) in B flat, Vienna (1782), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

I don’t think our cat, Bradbury, is feeling well. How do I know? Well, he usually eats anything I give him. Lately, he barely touches even the stuff we thought was his favorite. Plus, he’s tossed his cookies 3-4 times this week. He’s more lethargic than usual. And he seems to have a problem with, [...]

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Of Crazy Hearts and Sane Ensembles (Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Box 6)

February 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble, Anthony Jerkins, Antony Pay, Box 6: Quintets Quartets Trios, Clarinet Quintet in A, Colin Farrell, Crazy Heart, Denis Vigay, Horn Quintet in E flat, Iona Brown, Jeff Bridges, K292, K370, K407, K581, Klaus Thunemann, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Malcolm Latchem, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 25, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 33, Munich (Early 1775), Munich (Early 1781), Neil Black, Oboe Quartet in F, Robert Duvall, Sonata for Bassoon & Cello in B Flat, Stephen Orton, Stephen Shingles, Tender Mercies, Timothy Brown, Vienna (1782), Vienna (September 29 1789)

This afternoon, we saw the new Jeff Bridges movie Crazy Heart. I liked it better the first time I saw it, when it was called Tender Mercies. Tender Mercies, the 1983 film starring Robert Duvall (who, perhaps not coincidentally, guest stars in Crazy Heart) is a movie about an alcoholic, down-and-out Country singer who is [...]

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Of Pedestals and Oboists (Divertimenti for Strings & Winds, Box 3)

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Adagio in B flat, Adagio in C, Adagio in F, Amelie, Amy Adams, Audrey Tautou, Box 3: Divertimenti for Strings & Wind, Divertimento in B flat, Divertimento in E flat, Edo de Waart, Holliger Wind Ensemble, K166, K186, K289, K410, K411, K580a/KA94, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 27, Mozart at 32, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Salzburg (1777), Salzburg (March 1773), Salzburg (March 24 1773), Vienna (1782), Vienna (1782-3), Vienna (1788)

It’s official. The adorable, exceptionally talented Audrey Tautou, who stars in Amélie, the 2001 Academy Award-nominated French film I’ve watched two nights in a row, has knocked Amy Adams off The Pedestal. Audrey is now my favorite actress. But don’t be sad, Amy. You’re still a very close second. By the way, the soundtrack to [...]

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Of French Films and Austrian Serenades (Divertimenti for Strings & Winds, Box 3)

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments · (500) Days of Summer, Amelie, Audrey Tautou, Beethoven, Box 3: Divertimenti for Strings & Wind, Brahms, Chopin, Haydn, Holliger Wind Ensemble, Juno, K375, K388/384a, Mozart at 26, Nacht Musik, Screenwriting, Vienna (1782), Vienna (July 1782)

I really, really liked Amélie, the 2001 Oscar-nominated French film starring Audrey Tautou that we watched last night. We intend to watch it again tonight. I’m quite sure that because we were reading the English subtitles we didn’t watch everything happening on the screen. And that’s a shame because what’s happening on the screen is [...]

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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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