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 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 Lingering Colds and Divertimenti in Three Keys (Divertimenti for Strings & Winds, Box 3)

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 3: Divertimenti for Strings & Wind, Divertimento in B flat, Divertimento in E flat, Divertimento in F, Holliger Wind Ensemble, K213, K240, K252, K253, K270, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Mozart at 21, Salzburg (August 1776), Salzburg (January 1776), Salzburg (January 1777), Salzburg (July 1775)

I’d rather have the flu than a cold. The flu causes me to feel badly, perhaps even occasionally throw up, for about a day. But a cold lays me low for a week to 10 days. I haven’t had the flu in years. In fact, I don’t remember the last time. But I do remember [...]

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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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