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 Night Queens and Magic Flutes (German Operas, Box 16)

June 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Ann Murray, Armin Ude, Box 16: German Operas, Die Zauberflote, Dritte Dame, Dritter Knabe, Ein altes Weit, Erste Dame, Erster geharnischter Mann, Erster Knabe, Frank Hoher, Friedemann Klos, Hanna Schwarz, Heinz Reeh, K620, K620 (Part I), Konigin der Nacht, Kurt Moll, Luciana Serra, Magic Flute, Magic Flute (Part I), Margaret Price, Maria Venuti, Marie McLaughlin, Maynard Solomon, Michael Diedrich, Mikael Melbye, Monostatos, Mozart at 35, Mozart: A Life, Pamina, Papageno, Peter Schreier, Queen of the Night, Reiner Goldberg, Robert Tear, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Sarastro, Singspiel, Sir Colin Davis, Sprecher, Staatskapelle Dresden, Tamino, Theo Adam, Vienna (September 29 1791), Zweite Dame, Zweiter geharnischter Mann, Zweiter Knabe, Zweiter Sprecher

This is one of Mozart’s biggies, one of the operas I’ve been waiting to hear. It’s called Die Zauberflote, K620, also known (especially to those who don’t speak German) as The Magic Flute. This flute definitely is magical. I like it a lot. Even the Overture is memorable. I know enough about operas now to [...]

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Of Teachings Esoteric and Marriages Figaro (Box 15, Late Italian Operas)

May 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Antonio, Barbarina, Bartolo, Basilio, BBC Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Box 15: Late Italian Operas, Cherubino, Christina Clarke, Clifford Grant, Dalai Lama, David Lennox, Don Curzio, Felicity Palmer, Figaro, Il Conte di Almaviva, Ingvar Wixell, Jessye Norman, John Constable, K492, La Contessa di Almaviva, Le nozze di Figaro, Lillian Watson, Marcellina, Maria Casula, Mirella Freni, Mozart at 30, Paul Hudson, Prima Contadina, Robert Tear, Seconda Contadina, Sir Colin Davis, Susanna, The Marriage of Figaro, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, TSO, Vienna (April 29 1786), Yvonne Minton

If you want to scratch your head in bewilderment, try listening to a Tibetan monk explain the finer points of emptiness and form. Specifically, that emptiness is form and form is emptiness. And, for an even bigger kick, try listening to a Tibetan monk explain emptiness and form in Tibetan, with translation provided by his [...]

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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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