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 Head Colds and Austria Visits (Divertimenti for Strings & Winds, Box 3)

January 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble, Austria, Box 3: Divertimenti for Strings & Wind, German-Language Course, K205, K247, K248, K290, Mozart at 20, Pimsleur Conversational German CDs, Salzburg (June 1776)

I was asked what I intend to do after I’ve worked my way through all 180 CDs in the Philips Gold Compact Complete Mozart Edition. Two things: (1) Start another year’s worth of explorations (I’ve already decided what I intend to do for 2010-2011), and (2) Visit Austria. My wife and I would love to [...]

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Of Raw Oysters and Happy Haffners (Serenades and Dances, Box 2)

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Andantino (definition), Assai (definition), Box 2: Serenades Dances Marches, Conrad Wilson, K249, K250/248/b "Haffner", March in D, Marcia Davenport, Minuet (definition), Molto (definition), Mozart at 20, Notes on Mozart, Salzburg (July 20 1776), Salzburg (June 1776), Serenade in D, Sir Neville Marriner

Mozart was 20 when he wrote one of his most famous serenades, Serenade in D, K250/248b, also known as “Haffner,” for the Haffner family for whom he composed it. The “Haffner” Serenade is exquisite, rich, textured, melodic, triumphant, and just plain pretty. From the book Mozart by Marcia Davenport, comes this background on the “Haffner” [...]

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