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 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

Of Day Jobs and Night Musiks (Divertimenti for Strings & Winds, Box 3)

January 6th, 2010 · No Comments · A Musical Joke, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble, Box 3: Divertimenti for Strings & Wind, Ein musikalischer Spass (translated), Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (translated), K136, K522, K525, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 31, Salzburg (early 1772), Sir Neville Marriner, Vienna (August 10 1787), Vienna (July 14 1787)

I didn’t think it was possible to make “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” sound any more hoidy-toidy. But the Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble managed it. My all-time favorite Classical composition in this stripped-down version (chamber ensemble versus full orchestra) now sounds like I should be serving tea and crumpets while I listen to it. Or have [...]

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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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