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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Feelin’ Kinda Cotillion (Divertimenti for Strings & Winds, Box 3)

January 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble, Box 3: Divertimenti for Strings & Wind, Divertimenti, Divertimento, Divertimento (definition), K113, K137, K251, Mozart at 15, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 20, Sir Neville Marriner

This, the first CD from Box 3 (Divertimenti for String & Wind), reminds me of cotillions and masquerade balls. It’s the kind of music played as background in book stores and coffee shops – “busy” enough to keep one’s mind from wandering, yet not so energetic that it’s a distraction. In other words, this is [...]

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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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