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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Entries Tagged as 'Mozart at 11'

Of Saginaw Drives and Sorry Denouements (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Arleen Auger, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Cornelia Wulkopf, Edith Mathis, Hanna Schwarz, Leopold Hager, Mozart at 11, Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Salzburg (1767), Salzburger Kammerchor

I drove to Saginaw today pick up Elisabeth who’d been visiting family for a week. To help the 2-hour drive pass quickly, I listened to Ayn Rand’s incomparable novel Atlas Shrugged. Honestly, if you want to know what’s going on in America today, read Atlas Shrugged. Despite the fact that it was written a half [...]

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Of Koans Zen and Gods Greek (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Apollo et Hyacinthus, Arleen Auger, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Cornelia Wulkopf, Edith Mathis, Hanna Schwarz, K38 (1-4), Kvetchers, Leopold Hager, Mozart at 11, Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Panera Bread, Salzburg (April 1767), Salzburger Kammerchor, Zen Koan

I have a Yiddish twist on a famous Zen koan: “What is the sound of one man kvetching?” I can answer that. This morning, only one old guy sat at the usual table on the east side of Panera Bread. Without his more vocal sidekick, he said nothing. He just sat there, looking forlorn. Not [...]

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Of Resurrections and Recitativos (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Aldo Baldin, Ann Murray, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Easter, Grabmusik, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Inga Nielsen, K146, K35, K42, Mozart at 11, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 23, Passion Song, Passionslied, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Recitativo, Resurrection, Salzburg (1767 - Final Chorus 1772), Salzburg (early 1765), Salzburg (March-April 1779), Sir Neville Marriner, Stephen Varcoe, Sudfunk-Chor

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, [...]

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Or Repeat Kvetchers and First-Order Obligations (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Aldo Baldin, Ann Murray, Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Inga Nielsen, K35, Margaret Marshall, Mozart at 11, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Salzburg (early 1767), Sir Neville Marriner

Those kvetchers are back. Both of ‘em. Sitting there with their large cups of coffee. I can’t hear what they’re saying this morning. I’m on the other side of the room, in my usual table by the east windows. They’re over by the fireplace on the west side. When I look to my left, I [...]

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Of Old Men and Young Boys (Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios, Box 11)

April 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Bologna (1770), Bologna (July-August 1770), Bologna (October 9 1770), Box 11: Mozart: Litanies; Vespers; Oratorios; Cantatas; Masonic Music, Dagmar Schellenberger-Ernst, God is our refuge, Hans-Joachim Ribbe, Herbert Kegel, K108, K117, K20, K33, K34, K44, K47, K72, K85, K86, K90, K91, Kluster Seeon Bavaria (1766-7), London (June 1765), Mozart at 10, Mozart at 11, Mozart at 12, Mozart at 14, Mozart at 15, Mozart at 9, Panera Bread, Ralph Eschrig, Rene Pape, Rosemarie Lang, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (1771), Salzburg (late 1770s), Salzburg (May 1771), The Hague (March 1766), Vienna (Autumn 1768), Vienna (October-November 1768)

I love sitting here at Panera Bread, listening to Mozart and watching the two old guys who meet here every morning. Well, sometimes it’s two. Other times it’s three. They get so animated, talking, laughing, waving their hands. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them eat anything. They just drink coffee and kvetch, mostly about [...]

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Of Missed Loved Ones and Plaintive Melodies (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

February 25th, 2010 · No Comments · 12 Variations in G, Adagio in C minor, Allegro in B flat, Andante & Allegretto in C, Andante in A & Fugue in A minor, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Harpsichord, Isabelle van Keulen, K359, K372, K396, K402, K403, K404, K46d, K46e, K547, Mozart at 11, Mozart at 25, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 28, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 30, Mozart at 31, Mozart at 32, Mozart at 33, Mozart at 34, Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time, Ronald Brautigam, Sonata in C, Sonata in F, Sonata in F "for beginners"

It’s impossible to dislike this music. This sounds exactly how Classical music is portrayed in movies. I’ve seen/heard it so often in period films that every time I think of Classical music, this is what I hear in my head. I envision men and women wearing powdered wigs and dancing in a precise, formal, almost [...]

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“Yeah, Well, Mozart Is No Chopin.” (Piano Concertos, Box 4)

January 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 4: Piano Concertos, Camerata Academica Salzburg, Capella Academica Wien, Chopin, Eduard Melkus, Ingrid Haebler, K37, K39, K40, K41, Mozart at 11, Piano Concerto No. 1 in F, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Piano Concerto No. 3 in D, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Salzburg (April 1767), Salzburg (July 1767), Salzburg (June 1767)

There’s a line in the Academy Award-winning 1984 film Amadeus in which a character comments that Mozart’s composition contains “too many notes.” While Mozart may have been no stranger to the liberal use of notes, when I think of “too many notes” combined with “piano concertos” it’s not Mozart’s name that springs to mind; it’s [...]

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Of Gingerbread Men and Johnny Mathis (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, K75, K76, K81, K84, K95, K96, Milan (October - November 1771), Milan or Bologna (July 1770), Mozart at 11, Mozart at 14, Mozart at 15, Rome (March 1770), Salzburg (Early 1771), Sir Neville Marriner, Symphony No. 11, Symphony No. 42, Symphony No. 43, Symphony No. 44, Symphony No. 45, Symphony No. 46, The Compactothèque, Vienna (Autumn 1767)

Another day of writing copy for a client. Only this time, as I sit in my office behind closed door, I’m treated to the smell of baking gingerbread cookies and the sound, however faint, of Johnny Mathis’ unique voice proclaiming the joy of the Christmas season. Classical music is perfect for any holiday season. But [...]

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Feeling Kind of E Flat (Symphonies, Box 1)

December 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 1: Symphonies, K16, K19, K22, K43, K45, KApp. 223/19a, London (1764-5), Mozart at 11, Mozart at 12, Mozart at 9, Sir Neville Marriner, Symphony in F, Symphony No. 1, Symphony No. 4, Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 6, Symphony No. 7, The Compactothèque, The Hague (Dec. 1765), Vienna (1767), Vienna (Jan. 16 1768)

It’s 7:30 Friday morning, December 11, 2009. I’m in a restaurant called Panera Bread, sitting in a booth with an outlet in the wall under the table, which makes my MacBook Pro very happy. It can feed while I do. To my right, four guys sit at a table discussing biblical issues. It must be [...]

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