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 Familiar and Fantasia (Piano Music, Box 9)

March 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Box 9: Piano Music, Fantasia (definition), Fantasia in C minor, International Music Score Library Project, John Cage, K332, K333, K457, K475, Linz (1783), Mitsuko Uchida, Mozart at 27, Mozart at 28, Mozart at 29, Piano Sonata No 12, Piano Sonata No 13, Piano Sonata No 14, Progressive Rock, Salzburg (1783), Vienna (May 20 1785), Vienna (October 14 1784)

Today’s CD is chock-full of nuance, variations – both subtle and overt – in tempo, mood, and style. The music is perfect for casual listening, as well as active study. Plus, it contains a “fantasia,” which is always interesting – sort of like listening to a piano work by John Cage. One never knows what [...]

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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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