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 Shuffles and Sopranos (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Annelies Burmeister, Aspera, Bohemian Rhapsody, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Brett Rosenberg, Dagmar Schellenberger-Ernst, Dave Brubeck, Dream Theater, Eberhard Buchner, Glenn Miller, Grateful Dead, Half Light, Herbert Kegel, Hermann Christian Polster, Illusion Suite, Isabella Nawe, K127, K141, K143, K198, K222, K260, K273, K276, K277, K322, K323, Manheim (January-February 1778), Moonsorrow, Mozart at 13, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 23, Mozart at 31, Mozart at 32, Mozart at 33, Munich (Early 1775), Queen, Rosemarie Lang, Rundfunk - Sinfonia - Orchestra Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (1774), Salzburg (1776), Salzburg (1777), Salzburg (1779), Salzburg (late 1769), Salzburg (late 1773), Salzburg (May 1772), Salzburg (September 9 1777), Ursula Reinhardt-Kiss, Ute Selbig, Vienna (1787-9)

I don’t know what’s different about today’s music. But it grabbed me by the lapels, shook me out of my slumber, and made me want to know who’s singing. Regina coeli in B flat, K.127, especially Movements 2-4, amazed me. The soprano was doing a lot of vocal gymnastics, which I don’t normally like in [...]

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Of Lazy Sundays and Lively Sonatas (Piano Music, Box 9)

March 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 9: Piano Music, Durnitz, First signs of spring, K284, K309, K310, Mannheim (October - November 1777), Mitsuko Uchida, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 22, Munich (Early 1775), Paris (Summer 1778), Piano Sonata No 6, Piano Sonata No 7, Piano Sonata No 8, Polonaise (definition), Robins, Sonata in A minor, Sonata in C, Sonata in D "Durnitz"

Once again, I must say: This is gorgeous music. These piano sonatas grabbed me by the lapels from the first notes. Which is interesting since I’m in my bathrobe. Nary a lapel to be seen. Yet, I’m positive I was grabbed. Go figure. Of course, I’m all about the Allegro. And Allegro con spirito. In [...]

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On Going to Less Than 11 (Piano Music, Box 9)

March 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 9: Piano Music, K279, K280, K281, K282, K283, Kenny Bania, Mitsuko Uchida, Mozart at 19, Munich (Early 1775), Nigel Tufnel, Piano Sonata No 1, Piano Sonata No 2, Piano Sonata No 3, Piano Sonata No 4, Piano Sonata No 5, Seinfeld, Sonata in B flat, Sonata in C, Sonata in E flat, Sonata in F, Sonata in G, Spinal Tap, These Go To 11

You really can’t go wrong with solo piano music. Well, you can if you’re talking about the corner-bar, lounge lizard-type playing. If so, no thanks. I prefer my piano playing with less smarm. And oodles more talent. In fact, I prefer my piano playing like this, as performed by Mitsuko Uchida. Here’s an excerpt from [...]

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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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