180 Days With Mozart And Me

A Survey Of The Philips Complete Mozart Edition…From Symphonies Through Theatre And Ballet Music

180 Days With Mozart And Me header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'Walter Klien'

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 [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

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 [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

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 [...]

[Read more →]

Tags:

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 [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: