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 Even Stiffer Necks and More Dancing Germans (Serenades and Dances, Box 2)

January 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Box 2: Serenades Dances Marches, Contredanses, Der Sieg vom Helden Koburg, German Dances, K106/588a, K571, K585, K586, K587, Minuets, Mozart at 33, Mozart at 34, Vienna (December 1789), Vienna (February 21 1789), Vienna (January 1790), Wiener Mozart Ensemble, Willi Boskovsky

Today’s CD contains one of Mozart’s last Contredanses, Overture & 3 Contredanses, K106/588a, which were composed in Vienna in January of 1790. Mozart was 34. He only lived to be 35. There’s another interesting title in today’s compositions: “Der Sieg vom Helden Koburg.” That translates from German to English as “The victory of the hero [...]

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Of Stiff Necks and German Dances (Serenades and Dances, Box 2)

January 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Box 2: Serenades Dances Marches, Contredanses, German Dances, K509, K534 "Das Donnerwetter", K535 "La Bataille", K535a, K536, K567, K568, Minuets, Mozart at 30, Mozart at 31, Mozart at 32, Percussion, Prague (February 6 1787), Vienna (December 24 1788), Vienna (December 6 1788), Vienna (early 1788), Vienna (January 14 1788), Vienna (January 23 1788), Vienna (January 27 1788), Wiener Mozart Ensemble, Willi Boskovsky

There are a number of interesting aspects to today’s selection of music. But first, I must mention the fall I took this morning in the parking lot. Glare ice. Both legs came up. I landed flat on my back, slightly favoring my right side. Consequently, by night’s end I am in a great deal of [...]

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