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 Wrong-Gig Drummers and Musical-Dice Games (Theatre and Ballet Music, Box 17)

June 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 17: Theatre and Ballet Music, deest, deest (definition), Erik Smith, Musical Dice-game, Musikalisches Würfelspiel, Odds and Ends

Today has been a day of discovering quirky music. A friend on my Facebook page posted a link to a YouTube clip titled “This drummer is at the wrong gig.” I watched it and nearly fell off my chair laughing. If you’re familiar with Animal from the Muppets, you’ll recognize this guy. He keeps perfect [...]

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Of Bike Rides and Reconstructed Songs (German Operas, Box 16)

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 16: German Operas, Erik Smith, K344 (Part II), Mozart at 23, Mozart at 24, Reconstruction by Erik Smith, Salzburg (1779-80), Zaide, Zaide (Part II)

My wife and I took a long bike ride today. We were out about three hours, with a stop for lunch along the way. I loved it, although I got more sun than I probably should have. Still, this is what summer is all about. And I have to enjoy it while I can. I [...]

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Of Morning Coffee and Music Fragments (Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Box 6)

February 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble, Allegro in B flat, Allegro in F, Allegro in G, Allegro Moderato in A minor, Box 6: Quintets Quartets Trios, Chamber Music Fragments, Erik Smith, K168a, K174, K288, KApp. 68, KApp. 72, KApp. 79, KApp. 80, KApp. 90, KApp. 91, Minuet in B flat, Minuet in F, Movement in A, String Quintet in B flat

Today’s CD is called Chamber Music Fragments and there are 11 tracks on it that span some 18 years of Mozart’s life. Listening to the music is like overhearing snatches of conversation in a busy restaurant. They’re unfinished thoughts, tantalizing, interesting, But ultimately unsatisfying because they’re not complete. Just when I get intrigued by a [...]

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