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 Shuffles and Sopranos (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Annelies Burmeister, Aspera, Bohemian Rhapsody, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Brett Rosenberg, Dagmar Schellenberger-Ernst, Dave Brubeck, Dream Theater, Eberhard Buchner, Glenn Miller, Grateful Dead, Half Light, Herbert Kegel, Hermann Christian Polster, Illusion Suite, Isabella Nawe, K127, K141, K143, K198, K222, K260, K273, K276, K277, K322, K323, Manheim (January-February 1778), Moonsorrow, Mozart at 13, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 23, Mozart at 31, Mozart at 32, Mozart at 33, Munich (Early 1775), Queen, Rosemarie Lang, Rundfunk - Sinfonia - Orchestra Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (1774), Salzburg (1776), Salzburg (1777), Salzburg (1779), Salzburg (late 1769), Salzburg (late 1773), Salzburg (May 1772), Salzburg (September 9 1777), Ursula Reinhardt-Kiss, Ute Selbig, Vienna (1787-9)

I don’t know what’s different about today’s music. But it grabbed me by the lapels, shook me out of my slumber, and made me want to know who’s singing. Regina coeli in B flat, K.127, especially Movements 2-4, amazed me. The soprano was doing a lot of vocal gymnastics, which I don’t normally like in [...]

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Of Clandestine Soundtracks and Not-So-Subtle Tugs (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Andreas Schmidt, Annette Markert, Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Helen Donath, Herbert Kegel, In honorem SSmae Trinitatis, K140, K167, K65, Mozart at 13, Mozart at 17, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (1773), Salzburg (January 14 1769), Salzburg (June 1773)

It’s surreal to have ear buds in, listening to a Mozart mass, and watch people. The music swells. The vocalists soar. And the people here in the restaurant go about their otherwise humdrum lives, totally unaware that I’ve just infused their existence with a majesty they didn’t realize they possessed. Seriously. Try it some time. [...]

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The Twilight Zone (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Dominicus, Dominicus (defined), Edith Mathis, Herbert Kegel, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, K49, K66, Missa (definition), Missa brevis (defined), Missa brevis in G, Missa in C, Mozart at 12, Mozart at 13, Organ, Rod Serling, Rosemarie Lang, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (October 1769), Twilight Zone, Uwe Heilmann, Vienna (1768)

No. Friggin. Way. How did a boy of 12 or 13 compose these masses? I’m past symphonies, piano sonatas, strings, and wind instruments. Today starts a new chapter in my listening: Box 10: Missae * Requiem * Organ Sonata & Solos. I should probably tell you that – Wait a minute. Is that Rod Serling’s [...]

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Of Small Thoughts and Whole Lives (Piano Music, Box 9)

March 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Allegro in B flat, Allegro in C, Allegro in F, Allegro in G minor, Andante in C, Box 9: Piano Music, Capriccio in C, Fugue in G minor, Harpsichord, How small a thought it takes to fill a whole life!, K1/1e, K1a, K1b, K1c, K1d, K1f, K2, K3, K312, K33B, K394, K395, K399, K4, K400, K401, K408 No 1, K453a, K460, K5, K5a, K94, Kleiner Trauermarsch in C minor, Ludwig Wittgenstein, March in C, Marcia Davenport, Minuet in C, Minuet in D, Minuet in F, Minuet in G, Movement in F, Mozart at 10, Mozart at 13, Mozart at 14, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 27, Mozart at 28, Mozart at 34, Mozart at 35, Mozart at 5, Mozart at 6, Mozart at 8, Prelude & Fugue in C, Rabbit hole, Steve Reich, Strangeness of the Ordinary, Suite in C, Theme & 2 Variations in A, Tini Mathot, Ton Koopman, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

I’ve always wondered what music composed by a five year old sounds like. Now I know. Mozart was five when he composed some of the music on this CD. In other words, a few of the selections today start at K1. K1! All of the music on this CD was composed for and played by [...]

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Of Cold Hands and Many Minuets (Serenades and Dances, Box 2)

December 30th, 2009 · No Comments · 1769-70, Bologna (Spring 1770), Box 2: Serenades Dances Marches, Contredanses, Ensemble (definition), Minuets, Mozart at 12, Mozart at 13, Mozart at 14, Mozart at 16, Rome (April 14 1770), Salzburg (1769), Salzburg (1772), Salzburg (Autumn 1770), Salzburg (Early 1770), Salzburg (January 26 1769), Vienna State Opera, Wiener Mozart Ensemble, Willi Boskovsky

It’s 6:40 a.m. I’m back at Panera Bread, sitting in my new “usual” spot, a square table pushed up against the wall-to-ceiling windows on the east side of the building. I’m freezing my ass off. Today starts a new chapter in Mozart music – Dances. It also marks the beginning of a few CDs with [...]

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Of Christmas Eve and Egg Nog (Serenades and Dances, Box 2)

December 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 2: Serenades Dances Marches, Cassation, Cassation in G, K100/62a, K62, K63, March in D, Mozart at 13, Salzburg (Summer 1769), Serenade in D, Sir Neville Marriner

I didn’t think it was possible. But CD 2 kind of bored me. Oh, not so’s you’d notice. And not to the point of tears. But nothing really reached out and grabbed me. In all fairness to Wolfgang, today was a busy day, what with it being Christmas Eve and all. My wife and I [...]

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“The Best Things, Happen When You’re Dancing…” (Serenades and Dances, Box 2)

December 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 2: Serenades Dances Marches, Cessation in B flat, Dancing, Divertimento, French Horns, Galimathias musicum, K131, K32, K99/63a, Mozart at 10, Mozart at 13, Mozart at 16, Sir Neville Marriner, White Christmas

Wow, is this fun music! I could listen to this all day, and actually have. These compositions remind me of some of my favorite Classical music: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. These Mozart pieces feature beautiful French horns, very sprightly arrangements, and enough depth to keep me interested. According to an essay titled “The Serenades for Orchestra, [...]

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