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 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 Erudite Lyricism and Not-Wasted Youth (String Quartets, String Quintets, Box 7)

February 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Arpad Gerecz, Arthur Grumiaux, Bolzano or Verona (Oct-Nov 1772), Box 7: String Quartets String Quintets, Elisa Pegreffi, Enjoyment of Music (book), Eva Czako, Franco Rossi, Geroge Janzer, Joseph Machlis, K155, K156, K157, K158, K80, Max Lesueur, Milan (1772-3), Milan (late 1772), Mozart at 16, Mozart at 17, Mozart at 18, Paolo Borciani, Piero Farulli, Quartetto Italiano, Salzburg (1773-4), String Quartet No 1 in G, String Quartet No 2 in D, String Quartet No 3 in G, String Quartet No 4 in C, String Quartet No 5 in F, Tully Potter

A new day. A new week. A new box of CDs to discover. Today starts Box 7 (“String Quartets, String Quintets”) from the Complete Mozart Edition. Along with all of the “new” of this moment, there’s a new group of musicians to learn about: the Quartetto Italiano. Here’s their entry on Wikipedia: Quartetto Italiano – [...]

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