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 Screenplays New and Kings David (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Beatles, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Brett Rosenberg, Dave Brubeck, Davide penitente, Fireflight, Grateful Dead, Half Light, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Iris Vermillion, K469, Margaret Marshall, Mozart at 29, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Revolver, Screenplays, Screenwriting, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sir Neville Marriner, Sudfunk-Chor, Time Out, Vienna (March 1785), Writing Music

Last week, I submitted my latest screenplay to various national competitions. This week, I get started (again) on a screenplay based on one of my favorite children’s book series. I started this project three or four years ago. I’ve written three screenplays since that time. It’s time for me to complete this one so I [...]

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Of Tight Colons and Chirping Instruments (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

February 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Beatles, Blandine Verlet, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Gerard Poulet, Harpsichord, K13, K14, K15, K26, K27, K28, K29, K30, K31, London (1764), Mozart at 10, Mozart at 7, Mozart at 8, Sonata in B flat, Sonata in C, Sonata in D, Sonata in E flat, Sonata in F, Sonata in G, The Hague (Febraury 1766)

Even though I like harpsichord and violin, today’s music irritated me from the opening notes. I had just sat down at Schuler Books, inserted my ear buds and clicked the play button in iTunes. Sonata for Piano and Violin in C, K.14, Movement 1 (Allegro) began. Very sprightly harpsichord. I’m diggin’ it. However, at the [...]

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Of Wow and More Wow (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

February 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Alan Civil, Beatles, Box 5: Violin & Wind Concertos, Flute Concerto in D, For No One, Irena Grafenauer, Jack Brymer, Mannheim (January-February 1778), Michael Chapman, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 22, Neil Black, Paris (Spring 1778), Sinfonia Concerto in E Flat (doubtful), Sir Neville Marriner

Out-freakin’-standing! What an amazing CD! This was the perfect way to start a dark, cold winter’s day. It’s hard to beat Irena Grafenauer‘s inspired flute playing. My eyes lit up the second she broke into Movement 1 (Allegro aperto) of Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K.314. Listen to 1:06 onwards, especially the note she holds [...]

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Of Glenn Miller and Spurious Mozart (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

January 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Beatles, Box 5: Violin & Wind Concertos, Concertone for 2 Violins & Orchestra in C, Divertimento in E flat, Doubtful Authenticity, Fear of Trumpets, Gerard Poulet, Glenn Miller, Henryk Szeryng, Hermann Abert, K190/186E, K271a/271i (doubtful origin), Magical Mystery Tour, Mozart at 17, Mozart Forum, Music Web International, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Norman Jones, Richard Morgan, Salzburg (May 31 1773), Sir Alexander Gibson, Violin Concerto in D (doubtful origin), W. A. Mozart (book)

As my wife and I drove to breakfast this morning, we listened to the CD Glenn Miller Greatest Hits. The songs are amazing, deservedly iconic. Greatest hits, indeed! “In the Mood” gives way to “Moonlight Serenade” which changes to “Tuxedo Junction” which eases into “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” and, well, the list goes on. The thought occurred [...]

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Of Day Trippers and Night Musics (Serenades and Dances, Box 2)

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Beatles, Box 2: Serenades Dances Marches, Day Tripper, Death of Leopold, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, John Lennon, K185/167a, K189/167b, K525, March in D, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 31, Paul McCartney, Serenade in D, Serenade in G, Sir Neville Marriner, Vienna (August 10 1787), Vienna (July-August 1773)

Ear candy. A melody so catchy that it burrows into the brain and stays there – forever. The Beatles were masters of this. They could pack more melody, emotion, lyrical wit, and astonishing musicianship into 2:53 like no music group on the planet. Most of the songs on their album Revolver attest to this. Give [...]

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