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 Magic Time and Moderate Dissonance (String Quartets, String Quintets, Box 7)

February 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 7: String Quartets String Quintets, Haydn (Franz Joseph), Haydn No 5, Haydn No 6, Haydn Quartets, Jack Lemmon, K464, K465 "Dissonance", Magic Time, Mozart at 29, Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet No 18 in A, String Quartet No 19 in C, Vienna (January 10 1785), Vienna (January 14 1785)

Here they are, the last two of the six Quartets Mozart wrote for his friend Joseph Haydn. I’m dismayed there are only six of these, and there’s no more for me to listen to after today. Famed Hollywood actor Jack Lemmon had a phrase he used to say before stepping onto the set of each [...]

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Of Late Starts and Erroneous Hunts (String Quartets, String Quintets, Box 7)

February 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 7: String Quartets String Quintets, Haydn (Franz Joseph), Haydn No 3, Haydn No 4, Haydn Quartets, K428, K458 "Hunt", Mozart at 27, Mozart at 28, Quartetto Italiano, Vienna (Mid 1783), Vienna (November 9 1784)

Mozart and Haydn. I still can’t get over the fact they were good friends. (See Haydn and Mozart on Wikipedia for more information about these two famous composers.) So good, in fact, that Mozart wrote six String Quartets for Joseph Haydn. (See the Wikipedia article titled Haydn Quartets (Mozart) for more information.) I listened to [...]

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Of Mozart and Haydn (String Quartets, String Quintets, Box 7)

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 7: String Quartets String Quintets, Brilliant Classics, Haydn (Franz Joseph), Haydn at 50, Haydn at 51, Haydn Edition, Haydn Quartets, K387, K421, Mozart and Haydn, Mozart at 26, Mozart at 27, Mozart's Dedication to Haydn, Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet No 14 in G (Haydn 1), String Quartet No 15 in D minor (Haydn 2), Vienna (December 31 1782), Vienna (June 1783)

I’m not sure I’m worthy to hear this morning’s music. String Quartet No. 14 in G, K387, and String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K421, are the first of six quartets Mozart wrote for his friend Joseph Haydn. The first is referred to as “Haydn No. 1.” The second is referred to as “Haydn [...]

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