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 Tight Colons and Chirping Instruments (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

February 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Beatles, Blandine Verlet, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Gerard Poulet, Harpsichord, K13, K14, K15, K26, K27, K28, K29, K30, K31, London (1764), Mozart at 10, Mozart at 7, Mozart at 8, Sonata in B flat, Sonata in C, Sonata in D, Sonata in E flat, Sonata in F, Sonata in G, The Hague (Febraury 1766)

Even though I like harpsichord and violin, today’s music irritated me from the opening notes. I had just sat down at Schuler Books, inserted my ear buds and clicked the play button in iTunes. Sonata for Piano and Violin in C, K.14, Movement 1 (Allegro) began. Very sprightly harpsichord. I’m diggin’ it. However, at the [...]

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Of Child Prodigies and Bear Harpsichords (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

February 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Blandine Verlet, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Emily Bear, Gerard Poulet, Harpsichord, K10, K11, K12, K6, K7, K8, K9, Mozart at 7, Mozart at 8, Sonata in A, Sonata in B flat, Sonata in C, Sonata in D, Sonata in G

Today’s music was composed by a boy of seven or eight. Remarkably, it’s quite good. Probably due as much to the harpsichord playing of the legendary Blandine Verlet and the violin skills of the talented Gerard Poulet as to Mozart’s abilities as a composer. It’s not often one gets to hear music composed by kids [...]

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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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