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 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 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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