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 'Milan (October – November 1771)'

Of Winds Gone and Mythologies Here (Early Italian Operas, Box 13)

April 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Aceste, Agnes Baltsa, Arleen Auger, Ascanio, Ascanio in Alba, Box 13: Early Italian Operas, Clark Gable, Edith Mathis, Fauno, Genii, Gone With the Wind, K111, K111 (Part II), Leopold Hager, Lilian Sukis, Milan (October - November 1771), Mozart at 15, Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Schreier, Salzburg Kammerchor, Silvia, Venere, Vivien Leigh

Tonight, my wife and I get to experience something we never have before: Gone With the Wind on the big screen. Yes, that Gone With the Wind. Rhett Butler, Scarlett O’Hara, Ashley, Prissy, and the rest – all set against sweeping backdrop of the Civil War. The Hollywood movie to end all Hollywood movies is [...]

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Of Saws and Seeing (Early Italian Operas, Box 13)

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Aceste, Arleen Auger, Ascanio, Ascanio in Alba, Box 13: Early Italian Operas, Diana Damrau, Fauno, Genii, Jimmy Page, K111, K111 (Part I), Leopold Hager, Lilian Sukis, Milan (October - November 1771), Mozart at 15, Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Peter Schreier, Saw as instrument, Se il labbro più non dice, Silvia, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Theremin, Venere (Venus)

I had another epiphany yesterday. Operas were never intended to be disembodied and heard apart from their live stage performance. I wonder what Mozart would have thought if someone approached him and said, “Wolfie, sweetie. Tell you what I’m gonna do. I can record your opera on this gadget, make copies of it, and sell [...]

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Of Doctors and Snowmobiles (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, K111/120, K111a, K121, K133, K141a, K161/163, K196/121, K208/102, Milan (October - November 1771), Mozart at 15, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Salzburg (1773-4), Salzburg (1774-5), Salzburg (July 1776), Salzburg (March 1776), Symphony No. 20, Symphony No. 48, Symphony No. 50, Symphony No. 51, Symphony No. 52

I was pre-occupied today with two things: 1. A procedure that required a a 2-3 hour stay in a doctor’s office (about an hour of which I was unconscious), and 2. Christmas preparation and delivery of baked goodies to my family The former happened earlier this morning, starting around 7:15 and ending around 10:30ish. The [...]

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Of Gingerbread Men and Johnny Mathis (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, K75, K76, K81, K84, K95, K96, Milan (October - November 1771), Milan or Bologna (July 1770), Mozart at 11, Mozart at 14, Mozart at 15, Rome (March 1770), Salzburg (Early 1771), Sir Neville Marriner, Symphony No. 11, Symphony No. 42, Symphony No. 43, Symphony No. 44, Symphony No. 45, Symphony No. 46, The Compactothèque, Vienna (Autumn 1767)

Another day of writing copy for a client. Only this time, as I sit in my office behind closed door, I’m treated to the smell of baking gingerbread cookies and the sound, however faint, of Johnny Mathis’ unique voice proclaiming the joy of the Christmas season. Classical music is perfect for any holiday season. But [...]

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