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 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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