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 Bradbury and Bach (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

March 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Arthur Grumiaux, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Bradbury, Eva Czako, Georges Janzer, Grumiaux Trio, Johann Sebastian Bach, K266, K404a, Salzburg (early 1777), Scottish Folds, Six Preludes & Fugues for Violin Viola & Cello, Sonata (Trio) in B flat, Vienna (1782), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

I don’t think our cat, Bradbury, is feeling well. How do I know? Well, he usually eats anything I give him. Lately, he barely touches even the stuff we thought was his favorite. Plus, he’s tossed his cookies 3-4 times this week. He’s more lethargic than usual. And he seems to have a problem with, [...]

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Of Dedication and Diversion (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

March 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Arrigo Pelliccia, Arthur Grumiaux, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Divertimento (String Trio) in E flat, Duo for Violin & Viola in B flat, Duo for Violin & Viola in G, Eva Czako, Georges Janzer, Grumiaux Trio, K423, K424, K563, Michael Puchberg, Mozart at 27, Mozart at 32, Mozart's Letters Mozart's Life, Robert Spaethling, Salzburg (Summer 1783), Vienna (September 27 1788)

Once again, I’m listening to the very kind of music playing overhead in this restaurant. I don’t know if that means this Mozart stuff is akin to Muzak in an elevator. Or if it’s so gosh darn good that it’s now played everywhere an air of refinement and taste is needed. Doesn’t matter. I dig [...]

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Of Snowy Mornings and Slow Movements (String Quartets, String Quintets, Box 7)

February 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Arpad Gerecz, Arthur Grumiaux, Box 7: String Quartets String Quintets, Eva Czako, Georges Janzer, K593, K614, Max Lesueur, Mozart at 34, Mozart at 35, String Quintet No 5 in D, String Quintet No 6 in E flat, Vienna (April 12 1791), Vienna (January 1790)

Here it is – CD 11 of 11. Today ends my sashay through Mozart’s quartets and quintets. I must say, today’s compositions are among my least favorite. They’re abominably slow. And rather uneventful. I’m not detecting anything that raises my Music Radar, causes me to sit up and say, “Hey! That was clever!” or chuckle [...]

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Of Winters of Discontent and Quintets of Spring (String Quartets, String Quintets, Box 7)

February 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Arpad Gerecz, Arthur Grumiaux, Box 7: String Quartets String Quintets, Eva Czako, Georges Janzer, K174, K406, Max Lesueur, String Quartet No 1 in B flat, String Quintet No 4 in C minor

Today’s music is of the quintet kind, rather than the quartet kind. So it’s back to Arthur Grumiaux (violin) and his Ensemble consisting of Arpad Gerecz (violin), Georges Janzer (viola), Max Lesueur (viola), and Eva Czako (cello). Of the late Mr. Grumiaux, Wikipedia says this: Arthur Grumiaux (March 21, 1921–October 16, 1986) was a Belgian [...]

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Of Flutes and More Flutes (Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Box 6)

February 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Grumiaux, Box 6: Quintets Quartets Trios, Eva Czako, Flute Quartet in A, Flute Quartet in C, Flute Quartet in D, Flute Quartet in G, Georges Janzer, Grumiaux Trio, Irish Tin Whistle, Jethro Tull, K285, K298, KApp. 171, Mannheim (1777-8), Mannheim (December 25 1777), Mozart at 21, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 25, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 30, Mozart at 31, Piers Adams, Recorder, Red Priest, Vienna (1781-2), Vienna (1786-7), William Bennett

I really love the flute. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why I liked the 1970s progressive-rock band Jethro Tull so much. Or why I recently bought an Irish tin whistle intending to learn how to play. Or why I flipped out when I saw the British baroque group Red Priest play a gig in [...]

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