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 'Klaus Thunemann'

Of Crazy Hearts and Sane Ensembles (Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Box 6)

February 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble, Anthony Jerkins, Antony Pay, Box 6: Quintets Quartets Trios, Clarinet Quintet in A, Colin Farrell, Crazy Heart, Denis Vigay, Horn Quintet in E flat, Iona Brown, Jeff Bridges, K292, K370, K407, K581, Klaus Thunemann, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Malcolm Latchem, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 25, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 33, Munich (Early 1775), Munich (Early 1781), Neil Black, Oboe Quartet in F, Robert Duvall, Sonata for Bassoon & Cello in B Flat, Stephen Orton, Stephen Shingles, Tender Mercies, Timothy Brown, Vienna (1782), Vienna (September 29 1789)

This afternoon, we saw the new Jeff Bridges movie Crazy Heart. I liked it better the first time I saw it, when it was called Tender Mercies. Tender Mercies, the 1983 film starring Robert Duvall (who, perhaps not coincidentally, guest stars in Crazy Heart) is a movie about an alcoholic, down-and-out Country singer who is [...]

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Of Happy Oboes and Clever Reconstructionists (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Aurèle Nicolet, Heinz Holliger, Hermann Baumann, K(314)/K271k, KApp. 9/K297B, Klaus Thunemann, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 22, Paris (Spring 1778), Reconstructed From Concerto K314/K285d, Salzburg (1777), Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, Sir Neville Marriner

More oboe, bassoon, and flute. Terrific music. Oboe is another instrument I enjoy a lot. Whereas French horns, to me, often sound melancholy, oboes sound happy. So do flutes. Also making an appearance today is another “reconstruction” of Mozart’s work. In this case, it’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, KApp 9/297B, reconstructed by American pianist [...]

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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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