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 'Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks'

Of Trips Prepared and Parts Three (Box 14, Middle Italian Operas)

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Arjia Rinpoche, Box 14: Middle Italian Operas, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Dalai Lama, Francisco Araiza, Harry Peeters, Heart Sutra, Idomeneo, K366, K366 (Part III), Mozart at 25, Munich (1781), Roberta Alexander, Surviving the Dragon, Susanne Mentzer, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Tibet, Uwe Heilmann

Hello Dalai! Today, we leave for Indiana to see the Dalai Lama give a series of teachings on the Heart Sutra on May 12th and 13th. His appearance in Bloomington is sponsored by The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC). The TMBCC is directed by Arjia Rinpoche, whose book Surviving the Dragon: A Tibetan Lama’s [...]

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Of Sunny Sundays and Stupid Operas (Box 14, Middle Italian Operas)

May 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Anton Rosner, Arbace, Atsuko Suzuki, Barbara Hendricks, Box 14: Middle Italian Operas, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Elettra, Francisco Araiza, Gisela Uhlmann, Gran Sacerdote di Nettuno, Harry Peeters, Heinrich Braun, Idamante, Idomeneo, Idomeneo re di Creta, Ilia, John Constable, K366, K366 (Part I), La Voce, Mozart at 25, Munich (1781), Paul Hansen, Roberta Alexander, Sir Colin Davis, Susanne Mentzer, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Uwe Heilmann, Wen-Sinn Yang, Werner Hollweg

Words fail to describe how much I hate this opera. It is talk-sing to he nth degree. It lacks any semblance of melody. And even the Overture has nothing to hook me, pull me in. It sounds like random conversations set to music, sort of like a slice of life elevated to larger-than-life status. It’s [...]

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