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 'French Horns'

Of Red Roses and French Horns (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

February 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Anvil Films, Beethoven Horn Sonata, Denis Matthews, Dennis Brain, French Horns, Herbert von Karajan, Horn Concerto in D, Horn Concerto in E flat, K371, K412/K514, K417, K447, K495, Mozart at 25, Mozart at 27, Mozart at 30, Mozart at 31, Mozart at 35, Peter Damm, Philharmonia Orchestra, Rondo for Horn & Orchestra in E flat, Sir Neville Marriner, Vienna (1787), Vienna (1791), Vienna (May 27 1783)

I’ve waited to hear this CD since I started my Mozart project. You see, some of my all-time favorite Mozart compositions are his Horn Concertos. And my all-time favorite French horn player is the late Dennis Brain, (1921-1957). So I couldn’t wait to compare the Dennis Brain recordings (Herbert von Karjan, conductor) to these with [...]

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Of Bible Studies and Horn Duos (Divertimenti for Strings & Winds, Box 3)

January 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment · A Devil to Play, Bible Study Groups, Box 3: Divertimenti for Strings & Wind, Dennis Brain, Divertimento in B flat, Duos for 2 Horns, French Horns, Jasper Rees, K439b No. 1, K439b No. 3, K487, KApp. 226, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 30, Munich (1775), Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Panera Bread, Vienna (1781-82 or 1785), Vienna (July 27 1786)

I’m back at Panera Bread, sitting at my usual table by the outlet and the drafty windows. Even though it’s only 6:30 in the morning, there are numerous tables filled with people. They appear to be engaged in Bible study. Three businessmen sit at a table to my left. I overheard them say the words [...]

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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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