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 Sunshine and Salieri (Piano Music, Box 9)

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments · 12 Variations in C, Amsterdam (February 1766), Box 9: Piano Music, Eight Variations in G, Friedrich Kerst, Ingrid Haebler, K179, K24, K25, K264, Mozart at 10, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 9, Mozart: the man and the artist revealed in his own words, Nine Variations in C, Paris (Summer 1778), Salieri, Salzburg (Summer 1774), Seven Variations in D, Six Variations in G, The Hague (January 1766), Vienna (Autumn 1773)

I can’t believe it’s supposed to get up to 60 degrees (F.) today. And be sunny! This is Michigan. In early March. We’re not supposed to see the sun for at least another two months. (That’s an exaggeration. But it feels that way when you live here.) Today’s selection of music is fascinating, not just [...]

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Of Hot Dogs and Posthorns (Serenades and Dances, Box 2)

December 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 2: Serenades Dances Marches, K320, K335/320a No. 1, K335/320a No. 2, March in D, Mozart at 23, Mozart at 24, Mozart: the man and the artist revealed in his own words, Posthorn (definition), Salzburg (August 1780), Salzburg (August 3 1779), Serenade in D "Posthorn", Sir Neville Marriner

Tonight, my wife and I staged “dog wars” – a competition between the hot dog and drink combos of Sam’s Club and Costco. Each was $1.50. Each includes an all-beef hot dog and a drink. Which hot-dog combination would win the coveted prize as The Best? First stop was Sam’s Club. Their hot-dog combo meal [...]

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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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