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 Lost Cords and Lovely Klaviers (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

March 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · An Education (movie), Arthur Grumiaux, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, Juliette Greco, K454, K481, K526, Mozart at 28, Mozart at 29, Mozart at 31, Sonata in A, Sonata in B flat, Sonata in E flat, Vienna (April 21 1784), Vienna (August 24 1787), Vienna (December 12 1785), Walter Klien

I arrived at Panera Bread at 6 this morning only to discover some guy had beaten me to “my” table. “No worries,” I thought. “I’ll just get another one. The place is empty. I can pick any table I want.” So I did, thinking very highly of myself for being so amenable. Then I discovered [...]

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Of Numbers 23 and Themes Various (Violin Sonatas, String Duos & Trios, Box 8)

March 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Alas I Lost My Lover, Arthur Grumiaux, Box 8: Violin Sonatas String Duos & Trios, j’ai perdu mon amant, K305, K306, K360, K376, K377, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 25, Paris (Summer 1778), Six Variations in G minor, Soanta in F, Sonata in A, Sonata in D, Vienna (June 1781), Walter Klien

I’m always daunted when I pop a CD into iTunes and discover there are 30 tracks waiting for me. Thirty. Tracks. Waiting. For. Me. Well, there’s nothing to do but dig in. Since both musicians (Arthur Grumiaux and Walter Klien) on today’s CD are familiar to me, I don’t need to study them. I think [...]

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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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