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 'Box 5: Violin & Wind Concertos'

Of Wow and More Wow (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

February 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Alan Civil, Beatles, Box 5: Violin & Wind Concertos, Flute Concerto in D, For No One, Irena Grafenauer, Jack Brymer, Mannheim (January-February 1778), Michael Chapman, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 22, Neil Black, Paris (Spring 1778), Sinfonia Concerto in E Flat (doubtful), Sir Neville Marriner

Out-freakin’-standing! What an amazing CD! This was the perfect way to start a dark, cold winter’s day. It’s hard to beat Irena Grafenauer‘s inspired flute playing. My eyes lit up the second she broke into Movement 1 (Allegro aperto) of Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K.314. Listen to 1:06 onwards, especially the note she holds [...]

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Of LIfelike GWTW and Lighthearted BCBF (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

February 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bassoon Concerto in B flat, Box 5: Violin & Wind Concertos, Clarinet Concerto in A, Gone With the Wind, K191, K622, Karl Leister, Klaus Thunemann, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 35, Salzburg (June 4 1774), Sir Neville Marriner, Vienna (October 1791)

We bought a 42″ flat-screen TV last night, a Philips 6000 series with 50,000:1 Wide Dynamic Contrast. The picture is so life-like that when we watched the Blu-ray version of Gone With the Wind it was like looking out a window at real people. I’m not kidding. I’ve never seen the pores on Vivien Leigh’s [...]

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Of Morning Friends and Mystery Flautists (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

February 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Andante for Flute and Orchestra in C, Box 5: Violin & Wind Concertos, Concerto in C for Flute Harp and Orchestra, Flute Concerto No. 1 in G, Irena Grafenauer, K299/297c, K313/285c, K315/285e, Mannheim (Jan-Feb 1778), Maria Graf, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 22, Paris (April 1778), Sir Neville Marriner

I like walking into Panera Bread and having the gal behind the counter immediately know what to start making (Asiago bagel, toasted, with plain cream cheese, and a mug of Light Roast coffee). I feel like Norm on Cheers bellying up to the bar. Everybody knows my name. (Of course, they don’t really know my [...]

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Of Delightful Sundays and Dangerous Sinfonias (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 5: Violin & Wind Concertos, Howard Shelley, Iona Brown, K363/320d, KApp. 104/320e, KApp. 56/K315f, Maynard Solomon, Mozart: A Life, Nobuko Imai, Philip WIlby, Piano & Orchestra in D, Sinfonia (definition), Sinfonia Concertante (definition), Sinfonia Concertante in A, Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, Stephen Orton

Today’s selections are terrific. I especially like Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra in D, K.App.56, Movement 1 – Allegro. I love hearing all of those instruments (violin, piano, and horns) in one piece, given nearly equal space and weight. The exchanges between the violin and the piano are breathtaking. The music on today’s CD [...]

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Of Glenn Miller and Spurious Mozart (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

January 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Beatles, Box 5: Violin & Wind Concertos, Concertone for 2 Violins & Orchestra in C, Divertimento in E flat, Doubtful Authenticity, Fear of Trumpets, Gerard Poulet, Glenn Miller, Henryk Szeryng, Hermann Abert, K190/186E, K271a/271i (doubtful origin), Magical Mystery Tour, Mozart at 17, Mozart Forum, Music Web International, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Norman Jones, Richard Morgan, Salzburg (May 31 1773), Sir Alexander Gibson, Violin Concerto in D (doubtful origin), W. A. Mozart (book)

As my wife and I drove to breakfast this morning, we listened to the CD Glenn Miller Greatest Hits. The songs are amazing, deservedly iconic. Greatest hits, indeed! “In the Mood” gives way to “Moonlight Serenade” which changes to “Tuxedo Junction” which eases into “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” and, well, the list goes on. The thought occurred [...]

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Of Waited Tables and Boy Geniuses (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

January 29th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 5: Violin & Wind Concertos, Henryk Szeryng, K218, K219, K269/261a, K373, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 25, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in B flat, Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in C, Salsburg (December 20 1775), Salzburg (1775-77), Salzburg (October 1775), Sir Alexander Gibson, Thesis: Why That Region Of the World?, Vienna (April 2 1781), Violin Concerto in A, Violin Concerto in D

When my wife and I arrived at Panera Bread this morning, three men were seated at “my” table. Granted, I was an hour later than usual. But, gee whiz. This is my table! I think I’ve seen these guys before. I think they’re one of the Bible study groups that sits nearby while I listen [...]

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Of Car Accidents and Concerto Arrangements (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

January 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E, Box 5: Violin & Wind Concertos, Car Accident, Henryk Szeryng, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Salzburg (1776), Salzburg (April 1773), Salzburg (June 14 1775), Salzburg (September 12 1775), Sir Alexander Gibson, Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G

My wife called as I was listening to this CD to tell me she had been in a serious car accident. I can’t believe how quickly I packed everything up and dashed out the door of Panera Bread, where I had been ensconced with a Light Roast coffee and stacks of Mozart biographies. It was [...]

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