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 'Netherlands Wind Ensemble'

Of Operas Sans Vocals (Theatre and Ballet Music, Box 17)

June 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 17: Theatre and Ballet Music, Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail, Don Giovanni, K384 (instrumentals), K527 (instrumentals), Mozart at 26, Mozart at 31, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Prague (October 28 1787), Vienna (May 29 1782)

Now this is refreshing: Mozart’s operas without the vocals. Since the music was usually my favorite part of Mozart’s operas, I enjoy listening to this CD. However… Don Giovanni (Tracks 1-13) is boring even without the vocals. The music just doesn’t move me. Of much more interest to me is the music from Die Entführung [...]

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Of No and Notturni (Arias, Vocal Ensembles, Canons, Box 12)

April 20th, 2010 · No Comments · 1787, Box 12: Arias Vocal Ensembles Canons Lieder Notturni, Dalton Baldwin, Elisabeth Cooymans, Elly Ameling, K346, K436, K437, K438, K439, K476, K506, K517, K518, K519, K520, K523, K524, K529, K530, K531, K549, K579, K596, K597, K598, Lieder (definition), Mozart at 29, Mozart at 31, Mozart at 32, Mozart at 33, Mozart at 34, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Nocturne, Notturni, Notturni (definition), Peter van der Bilt, Prague (July 11 1787), Prague (November 3 1787), Vienna (1787), Vienna (August 1787), Vienna (December 11 1787), Vienna (January 14 1791), Vienna (July 16 1788), Vienna (June 24 1787), Vienna (June 8 1785), Vienna (late 1785), Vienna (May 18 1787), Vienna (May 20 1787), Vienna (May 23 1787), Vienna (May 26 1787)

Like yesterday, the word minimal also describes today’s music. Music doesn’t get much simpler than voice and piano. That’s what the majority (15 of the 21 tracks) of this CD is: Elly Ameling, soprano, and an un-named pianist that I think is Dalton Baldwin. These songs are bunched together as Lieder. Notturni (plural form of [...]

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Of Seven Year Itches and Netherlands Wind Ensembles (Divertimenti for Strings & Winds, Box 3)

January 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 3: Divertimenti for Strings & Wind, Divertimento in B flat, Duos for 2 Horns, Edo de Waart, K439b No. 2, K439b No. 4, K439b No. 5, K487, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 25, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 30, Munich (1775), Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Seven Year Anniversary, Vienna (1781-82 or 1785), Vienna (July 27 1786)

Yesterday was our seven-year anniversary. It seems like it’s only been seven months. They say time flies when you’re having fun. I can attest to that because my wife and I are having the time of our lives. For one thing, we both love Classical music – she so much that she’s been a French [...]

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Of Bible Studies and Horn Duos (Divertimenti for Strings & Winds, Box 3)

January 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment · A Devil to Play, Bible Study Groups, Box 3: Divertimenti for Strings & Wind, Dennis Brain, Divertimento in B flat, Duos for 2 Horns, French Horns, Jasper Rees, K439b No. 1, K439b No. 3, K487, KApp. 226, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 30, Munich (1775), Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Panera Bread, Vienna (1781-82 or 1785), Vienna (July 27 1786)

I’m back at Panera Bread, sitting at my usual table by the outlet and the drafty windows. Even though it’s only 6:30 in the morning, there are numerous tables filled with people. They appear to be engaged in Bible study. Three businessmen sit at a table to my left. I overheard them say the words [...]

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Of Pedestals and Oboists (Divertimenti for Strings & Winds, Box 3)

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Adagio in B flat, Adagio in C, Adagio in F, Amelie, Amy Adams, Audrey Tautou, Box 3: Divertimenti for Strings & Wind, Divertimento in B flat, Divertimento in E flat, Edo de Waart, Holliger Wind Ensemble, K166, K186, K289, K410, K411, K580a/KA94, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 27, Mozart at 32, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Salzburg (1777), Salzburg (March 1773), Salzburg (March 24 1773), Vienna (1782), Vienna (1782-3), Vienna (1788)

It’s official. The adorable, exceptionally talented Audrey Tautou, who stars in Amélie, the 2001 Academy Award-nominated French film I’ve watched two nights in a row, has knocked Amy Adams off The Pedestal. Audrey is now my favorite actress. But don’t be sad, Amy. You’re still a very close second. By the way, the soundtrack to [...]

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