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 'Nobuko Imai'

Of Neck Pains and Unrelated Movements (Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Box 6)

February 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Beaux Arts Trio, Box 6: Quintets Quartets Trios, K442, K548, K564, Mozart at 32, Nobuko Imai, Piano Trio in C, Piano Trio in D minor, Piano Trio in G, Saddest Key of All, Three Unrelated Movements, Vienna (July 14 1788), Vienna (October 27 1788)

I write so much that I’ve developed a pain in my upper back and neck. It must have to do with a lack of ergonomic integrity in my desk arrangement. But I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how to correct it. So here I sit, with a blazing headache, writing and listening […]

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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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