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 'Mozart at 29'

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 Wandering Minds and Rolling Rs (Arias, Vocal Ensembles, Canons, Box 12)

April 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Anton Scharinger, Box 12: Arias Vocal Ensembles Canons Lieder Notturni, Bryn Terfel, Dresdner Philharmonie, Eva Lind, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Jörg-Peter Weigle, Julie Kaufmann, K434, K441, K479, K480, K492, K527, K532, K540b, K577, K579, K584, K625, KApp25, KApp5, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 30, Mozart at 31, Mozart at 33, Mozart at 34, Muncher RFO, Peter Schreier, Prague (October 28 1787), Rene Pape, Rudolf Jansen, Sir Neville Marriner, Vienna, Vienna (1785-6), Vienna (1786), Vienna (1787), Vienna (April 29 1786), Vienna (August 11 1788), Vienna (August 1789), Vienna (August 1790), Vienna (December 1790), Vienna (January 1790), Vienna (July 1789), Vienna (Late 1782), Vienna (November 21 1785), Vienna (November 5 1785)

Today’s CD is a fest of rolling Rs. It wasn’t compelling enough to stop my mind from wandering (isn’t that a line from a Beatles song?). But it was entertaining. A few selections from the Marriage of Figaro are represented here. And more songs from the superb Eva Lind. (I wonder if she’s related to [...]

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Of Plants and Linds (Arias, Vocal Ensembles, Canons, Box 12)

April 15th, 2010 · No Comments · 1783, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 12: Arias Vocal Ensembles Canons Lieder Notturni, Christiane Eda-Pierre, Dresdner Philharmonie, Eva Lind, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Jörg-Peter Weigle, Julie Kaufmann, K119, K178, K293e, K294, K295, K433, K435, K440, K580, K83, Mannheim (February 12 1778), Mannheim (February 24 1778), Mannheim (February 27 1778), Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Mozart at 14, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 27, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 30, Mozart at 33, Robert Lloyd, Robert Plant, Rome (April-May 1770), Sir Colin Davis, Stuart Burrows, Vienna (1782), Vienna (early 1782), Vienna (Early 1785-6), Vienna (June 1783), Vienna (September 17 1789)

I wish I could like this music. I know soprano Julie Kaufmann is considered one of the world’s finest. But her singing leaves me cold. There’s something about her timbre that doesn’t sooth me. She has the power I respect. She has the range I like. But her singing just doesn’t do it for me. [...]

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Of Stones Lost and Musics Masonic (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Alexander Commercials, Andreas Schmidt, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Embrace Life TV Ad, Hans Peter Blochwitz, K148, K429, K468, K471, K477, K483, K484, K546, K619, K623, K623a, Lapis, Mannerchor des Rundfunkchores Leipzig, Mindfulness, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Mozart at 28, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 32, Mozart at 33, Mozart at 34, Mozart at 35, Peter Schreier, Salzburg (1772-6 or Vienna 1784), Staatskapelle Dresden, Vienna (1785-91), Vienna (April 20 1785), Vienna (date and year unknown), Vienna (December 1785-January 1786), Vienna (July 1791), Vienna (July-November 1785), Vienna (June 26 1788), Vienna (March 26 1785), Vienna (November 1791 origin doubtful), Writing Music

I lost my little blue stone yesterday. For the past year, I carried a small lapis in my pocket. It wasn’t particularly valuable. Lapis is a semi-precious stone. I think it cost me $5 at a local New Age-type store. But I considered it priceless. (Or I thought I did.) I bought it because I [...]

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Of Screenplays New and Kings David (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Beatles, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Brett Rosenberg, Dave Brubeck, Davide penitente, Fireflight, Grateful Dead, Half Light, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Iris Vermillion, K469, Margaret Marshall, Mozart at 29, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Revolver, Screenplays, Screenwriting, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sir Neville Marriner, Sudfunk-Chor, Time Out, Vienna (March 1785), Writing Music

Last week, I submitted my latest screenplay to various national competitions. This week, I get started (again) on a screenplay based on one of my favorite children’s book series. I started this project three or four years ago. I’ve written three screenplays since that time. It’s time for me to complete this one so I [...]

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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 Lost Cords and Lovely Klaviers (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

March 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · An Education (movie), Arthur Grumiaux, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Juliette Greco, K454, K481, K526, Mozart at 28, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 31, Sonata in A, Sonata in B flat, Sonata in E flat, Vienna (April 21 1784), Vienna (August 24 1787), Vienna (December 12 1785), Walter Klien

I arrived at Panera Bread at 6 this morning only to discover some guy had beaten me to “my” table. “No worries,” I thought. “I’ll just get another one. The place is empty. I can pick any table I want.” So I did, thinking very highly of myself for being so amenable. Then I discovered [...]

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Of Missed Loved Ones and Plaintive Melodies (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

February 25th, 2010 · No Comments · 12 Variations in G, Adagio in C minor, Allegro in B flat, Andante & Allegretto in C, Andante in A & Fugue in A minor, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Harpsichord, Isabelle van Keulen, K359, K372, K396, K402, K403, K404, K46d, K46e, K547, Mozart at 11, Mozart at 25, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 28, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 30, Mozart at 31, Mozart at 32, Mozart at 33, Mozart at 34, Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time, Ronald Brautigam, Sonata in C, Sonata in F, Sonata in F "for beginners"

It’s impossible to dislike this music. This sounds exactly how Classical music is portrayed in movies. I’ve seen/heard it so often in period films that every time I think of Classical music, this is what I hear in my head. I envision men and women wearing powdered wigs and dancing in a precise, formal, almost [...]

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Of Magic Time and Moderate Dissonance (String Quartets, String Quintets, Box 7)

February 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 7: String Quartets String Quintets, Haydn (Franz Joseph), Haydn No 5, Haydn No 6, Haydn Quartets, Jack Lemmon, K464, K465 "Dissonance", Magic Time, Mozart at 29, Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet No 18 in A, String Quartet No 19 in C, Vienna (January 10 1785), Vienna (January 14 1785)

Here they are, the last two of the six Quartets Mozart wrote for his friend Joseph Haydn. I’m dismayed there are only six of these, and there’s no more for me to listen to after today. Famed Hollywood actor Jack Lemmon had a phrase he used to say before stepping onto the set of each [...]

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Of Snow Shovels and Arts Trios (Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Box 6)

February 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Beaux Arts Trio, Box 6: Quintets Quartets Trios, Bruno Giuranna, K478, K493, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 30, Piano Quartet in E flat, Piano Quartet in G minor, Vienna (June 3 1786), Vienna (October 16 1785)

I don’t have much to say about today’s music. It was well played, even beautiful. But it seemed too ponderous (or serious, I don’t know) for me – except for Movement 1 (Allegro) and Movement 3 (Allegro moderato) from Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K.478. They were fun to hear. Of course, I’m all [...]

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