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 'Salzburg (early 1772)'

Of Birthday Celebrations and Theme Variations (Divertimenti for Strings & Winds, Box 3)

January 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble, Box 3: Divertimenti for Strings & Wind, Cheap Trick, John Cage, K138, K287, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 21, Mozart's Birthday, Mozart: A Life, Peter Gay, Salzburg (early 1772), Salzburg (June 1777), Sir Neville Marriner, Variations On a Theme

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on 27 January 1756, which means he has a birthday coming up in about three weeks. What do you give someone who has everything? (Everything except life, that is.) What did Mozart do on his birthdays? What did people give him? How did he celebrate? By writing another dance or [...]

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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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