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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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 Blockbuster Mort and Beautiful Music (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

March 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Arthur Grumiaux, Blockbuster Video, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Emotion in Music, K378, K379, K380, Mozart at 23, Mozart at 24, Mozart at 25, Pizzicato, Salzburg (1779-81), Sonata in B flat, Sonata in E flat, Sonata in G, Spaces Between Notes, Vienna (April 1781), Vienna (Summer 1781), Walter Klien

This is gorgeous music. Every track grabs me by the lapels and gives me a hearty shake. This is another one of those deserted-island CDs you hear so much about. (Which is odd since there are so few deserted islands these days, yet so many people standing around on them clutching the one thing they’d [...]

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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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