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 (April 1767)'

Of Koans Zen and Gods Greek (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Apollo et Hyacinthus, Arleen Auger, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Cornelia Wulkopf, Edith Mathis, Hanna Schwarz, K38 (1-4), Kvetchers, Leopold Hager, Mozart at 11, Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Panera Bread, Salzburg (April 1767), Salzburger Kammerchor, Zen Koan

I have a Yiddish twist on a famous Zen koan: “What is the sound of one man kvetching?” I can answer that. This morning, only one old guy sat at the usual table on the east side of Panera Bread. Without his more vocal sidekick, he said nothing. He just sat there, looking forlorn. Not [...]

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“Yeah, Well, Mozart Is No Chopin.” (Piano Concertos, Box 4)

January 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 4: Piano Concertos, Camerata Academica Salzburg, Capella Academica Wien, Chopin, Eduard Melkus, Ingrid Haebler, K37, K39, K40, K41, Mozart at 11, Piano Concerto No. 1 in F, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Piano Concerto No. 3 in D, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Salzburg (April 1767), Salzburg (July 1767), Salzburg (June 1767)

There’s a line in the Academy Award-winning 1984 film Amadeus in which a character comments that Mozart’s composition contains “too many notes.” While Mozart may have been no stranger to the liberal use of notes, when I think of “too many notes” combined with “piano concertos” it’s not Mozart’s name that springs to mind; it’s [...]

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