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 the End (Theatre and Ballet Music, Box 17)

June 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 17: Theatre and Ballet Music, K299c, K446, KApp10, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 27, Sir Neville Marriner

This is the last of the CDs in the Philips Compact Complete Mozart Edition boxed set. It is also the last post I’ll make to this web site. It’s been fun. I’m glad today’s CD was performed entirely by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and conducted by Sir Neville Marriner. That’s a perfect way to [...]

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Of Ends Approaching and Musics Unliked (Theatre and Ballet Music, Box 17)

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Ballet music from Idomeneo, Bernhard Klee, Box 17: Theatre and Ballet Music, David Zinman, Eberhard Buchner, Gisela Pohl, Hermann Christian Polster, K345, K367, Karin Eickstaedt, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 23, Mozart at 25, Munich (January 1781), Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Rundfunk-Solistenvereinigung Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, Thamos King of Egypt, Thamos Konig in Agypten, Theo Adam

Today is the second to the last CD from my six-month journey through Mozart’s music. In all honesty, I’m going to be glad to see it end. These posts occupied 2-4 hours of my life every morning. Sometimes less. Sometimes more. But always there, every day. Rain or shine. Yet, another part of me will [...]

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Of Wrong-Gig Drummers and Musical-Dice Games (Theatre and Ballet Music, Box 17)

June 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 17: Theatre and Ballet Music, deest, deest (definition), Erik Smith, Musical Dice-game, Musikalisches Würfelspiel, Odds and Ends

Today has been a day of discovering quirky music. A friend on my Facebook page posted a link to a YouTube clip titled “This drummer is at the wrong gig.” I watched it and nearly fell off my chair laughing. If you’re familiar with Animal from the Muppets, you’ll recognize this guy. He keeps perfect [...]

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Of Operas Sans Vocals (Theatre and Ballet Music, Box 17)

June 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 17: Theatre and Ballet Music, Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail, Don Giovanni, K384 (instrumentals), K527 (instrumentals), Mozart at 26, Mozart at 31, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Prague (October 28 1787), Vienna (May 29 1782)

Now this is refreshing: Mozart’s operas without the vocals. Since the music was usually my favorite part of Mozart’s operas, I enjoy listening to this CD. However… Don Giovanni (Tracks 1-13) is boring even without the vocals. The music just doesn’t move me. Of much more interest to me is the music from Die Entführung [...]

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Of Beginnings and Endings (Theatre and Ballet Music, Box 17)

June 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 17: Theatre and Ballet Music, K15 (various), K33, Kochel catalogue, London (1764-5), London Sketchbook, Mozart at 8, Mozart at 9, Sir Neville Marriner

I just opened the last box of CDs, box 17 Theatre and Ballet Music * Rarities * Surprises. I’ve been listening to Mozart non-stop for a few days shy of six months. This box of CDs represents the final five days in my journey. And a fitting end it’ll be, too. We’re back to instrumental [...]

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