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 Fast Shuffles and Favorite Songs (Piano Music, Box 9)

March 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Alla Turca, Box 9: Piano Music, Journey, K311, K330, K331, Mannheim (October - November 1777), Mitsuko Uchida, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 27, Piano Sonata No 10, Piano Sonata No 11, Piano Sonata No 9, Salzburg (1783), Sonata in A, Sonata in C, Sonata in D, Steve Perry

Even people only vaguely familiar with Mozart’s music will recognize Movement 3 (Alla turca, Allegretto) from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A, K.331 “Alla Turca”. Next to Eine kleine Nachtmusik there’s probably no more instantly-recognizable composition in the Mozart canon. I recognized it, even though I didn’t know what it was called. You should have [...]

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Of Lazy Sundays and Lively Sonatas (Piano Music, Box 9)

March 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 9: Piano Music, Durnitz, First signs of spring, K284, K309, K310, Mannheim (October - November 1777), Mitsuko Uchida, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 22, Munich (Early 1775), Paris (Summer 1778), Piano Sonata No 6, Piano Sonata No 7, Piano Sonata No 8, Polonaise (definition), Robins, Sonata in A minor, Sonata in C, Sonata in D "Durnitz"

Once again, I must say: This is gorgeous music. These piano sonatas grabbed me by the lapels from the first notes. Which is interesting since I’m in my bathrobe. Nary a lapel to be seen. Yet, I’m positive I was grabbed. Go figure. Of course, I’m all about the Allegro. And Allegro con spirito. In [...]

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On Going to Less Than 11 (Piano Music, Box 9)

March 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 9: Piano Music, K279, K280, K281, K282, K283, Kenny Bania, Mitsuko Uchida, Mozart at 19, Munich (Early 1775), Nigel Tufnel, Piano Sonata No 1, Piano Sonata No 2, Piano Sonata No 3, Piano Sonata No 4, Piano Sonata No 5, Seinfeld, Sonata in B flat, Sonata in C, Sonata in E flat, Sonata in F, Sonata in G, Spinal Tap, These Go To 11

You really can’t go wrong with solo piano music. Well, you can if you’re talking about the corner-bar, lounge lizard-type playing. If so, no thanks. I prefer my piano playing with less smarm. And oodles more talent. In fact, I prefer my piano playing like this, as performed by Mitsuko Uchida. Here’s an excerpt from [...]

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Of Frozen Lakes and Crystalline Pianos (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

February 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Arthur Grumiaux, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, K296, K301, K302, K303, K304, Mannheim (early 1778), Mannheim (March 11 1778), Mannheim or Paris (1778), Mozart at 22, Sonata in C, Sonata in E flat, Sonata in E minor, Sonata in G, Walter Klien

Perhaps I was distracted by my writing projects today. But nothing jumped out at me from today’s music. …Until I heard the last track of the CD, Movement 2 (Tempo di minuetto) from Sonata in E minor, K304. Its beauty immediately stopped me in my tracks. It wasn’t a typical Classical composition. It was an [...]

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Of Tight Colons and Chirping Instruments (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

February 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Beatles, Blandine Verlet, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Gerard Poulet, Harpsichord, K13, K14, K15, K26, K27, K28, K29, K30, K31, London (1764), Mozart at 10, Mozart at 7, Mozart at 8, Sonata in B flat, Sonata in C, Sonata in D, Sonata in E flat, Sonata in F, Sonata in G, The Hague (Febraury 1766)

Even though I like harpsichord and violin, today’s music irritated me from the opening notes. I had just sat down at Schuler Books, inserted my ear buds and clicked the play button in iTunes. Sonata for Piano and Violin in C, K.14, Movement 1 (Allegro) began. Very sprightly harpsichord. I’m diggin’ it. However, at the [...]

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Of Child Prodigies and Bear Harpsichords (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

February 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Blandine Verlet, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Emily Bear, Gerard Poulet, Harpsichord, K10, K11, K12, K6, K7, K8, K9, Mozart at 7, Mozart at 8, Sonata in A, Sonata in B flat, Sonata in C, Sonata in D, Sonata in G

Today’s music was composed by a boy of seven or eight. Remarkably, it’s quite good. Probably due as much to the harpsichord playing of the legendary Blandine Verlet and the violin skills of the talented Gerard Poulet as to Mozart’s abilities as a composer. It’s not often one gets to hear music composed by kids [...]

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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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