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 Neck Pains and Unrelated Movements (Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Box 6)

February 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Beaux Arts Trio, Box 6: Quintets Quartets Trios, K442, K548, K564, Mozart at 32, Nobuko Imai, Piano Trio in C, Piano Trio in D minor, Piano Trio in G, Saddest Key of All, Three Unrelated Movements, Vienna (July 14 1788), Vienna (October 27 1788)

I write so much that I’ve developed a pain in my upper back and neck. It must have to do with a lack of ergonomic integrity in my desk arrangement. But I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how to correct it. So here I sit, with a blazing headache, writing and listening [...]

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Of Writing Music and…Meh (Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Box 6)

February 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Beaux Arts Trio, Box 6: Quintets Quartets Trios, K502, K542, Mozart at 20, Mozart at 22, Piano Trio in B flat, Piano Trio in E, Vienna (June 17 1788), Vienna (November 18 1786)

Once again, I don’t have much to say about today’s compositions. I listened to them on repeat from 6am until 10:30am. They were all swell, nicely performed, lively, fun. Very Mozartean. But none of them particularly moved me or inspired me. I was impressed with the piano work, especially in Movement 3 (Allegro) of Piano [...]

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Of Keys of Largo and Keys of B (Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Box 6)

February 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Beaux Arts Trio, Box 6: Quintets Quartets Trios, Edward G Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, K254, K496, Key Largo, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Mozart at 20, Mozart at 30, Piano Trio (Divertimento) in B flat, Piano Trio in G, Salzburg (August 1776), Vienna (July 8 1786)

We saw another classic movie on the big screen this evening: Key Largo, the 1948 film starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, and Lionel Barrymore. It was directed by John Huston. What a cast! What an incredible movie! As remarkable as Bogie is he’s almost overshadowed in the film by Robinson or Barrymore. [...]

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Of Snow Shovels and Arts Trios (Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Box 6)

February 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Beaux Arts Trio, Box 6: Quintets Quartets Trios, Bruno Giuranna, K478, K493, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 30, Piano Quartet in E flat, Piano Quartet in G minor, Vienna (June 3 1786), Vienna (October 16 1785)

I don’t have much to say about today’s music. It was well played, even beautiful. But it seemed too ponderous (or serious, I don’t know) for me – except for Movement 1 (Allegro) and Movement 3 (Allegro moderato) from Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K.478. They were fun to hear. Of course, I’m all [...]

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