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 the End (Theatre and Ballet Music, Box 17)

June 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Box 17: Theatre and Ballet Music, K299c, K446, KApp10, Mozart at 22, Mozart at 27, Sir Neville Marriner

Theatre and Ballet MusicThis is the last of the CDs in the Philips Compact Complete Mozart Edition boxed set.

It is also the last post I’ll make to this web site.

It’s been fun.

I’m glad today’s CD was performed entirely by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and conducted by Sir Neville Marriner. That’s a perfect way to end my listening, for there’s no orchestra or conductor I respect and enjoy more.

And I enjoyed these songs. All are bright, sprightly, well written and very well performed. This is the best CD in Box 17.

Here is what I listened to today, complete with the best guesses of scholars regarding where and when each composition was penned. This information was pieced together from The Compactothèque book + CD, which is an essential purchase if you want the fullest enjoyment from the Philips Complete Mozart Edition. It’s only about $8 and the sampler CD, alone, is remarkably enjoyable. But the booklet is gold, Jerry! Gold! Keep in mind, some of these places and dates are merely guesses. But I find it fascinating to see even guesses for some of these compositions. They help me put Mozart’s life and creative output in perspective.

For example, Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart was born on 27 January 1756. With that in mind, take a look at where and when these pieces were composed. I’ll add Mozart’s approximate age in the parenthetical data below each composition:

1. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 1. Overture (The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields)
2. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 2. Larghetto
3. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 3. Gavotte (Allegro)
4. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 4. Andantino – Allegro
5. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 5. (Vivo)
6. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 6. Gavotte gracieuse
7. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 7. Pantomime
8. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 8. Passepied
9. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 9. -
10. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 10. Gavotte
11. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 11. Agité
12. Les petits riens, K.app.10 (ballet) – 12. Andante
- Paris, May-June, 1778 (Mozart was 22)

13. Ballet Intermezzo, K.299c (Sketches compl. & orch. E. Smith) – 1. (Allegro)
14. Ballet Intermezzo, K.299c (Sketches compl. & orch. E. Smith) – 2. Contredance
15. Ballet Intermezzo, K.299c (Sketches compl. & orch. E. Smith) – 3. Le forgeron travaille (Moderato) – Pour la femme (Allegro)
16. Ballet Intermezzo, K.299c (Sketches compl. & orch. E. Smith) – 4. Un petit travaille… (Allegretto), Il danse avec une autre danseuse (Allegretto), Larghetto (Andante)
17. Ballet Intermezzo, K.299c (Sketches compl. & orch. E. Smith) – 5. Pantomime avec le baton (Allegro come une cadenza), Elle lui dit de se mettre en genoux (Allegretto)
18. Ballet Intermezzo, K.299c (Sketches compl. & orch. E. Smith) – 6. Gigue (Ils dansent ensemble)
19. Ballet Intermezzo, K.299c (Sketches compl. & orch. E. Smith) – 7. Elle lui prend par le nez (Largo), Contredanse, Allegro agitato
20. Ballet Intermezzo, K.299c (Sketches compl. & orch. E. Smith) – 8. Tambourin
- Paris, 1778 (Mozart was 22)

21. Music for a Pantomime: Pantalon und Colombine K.446 (compl. & orch. F. Beyer) – 1. Overture (Allegro)
22. Music for a Pantomime: Pantalon und Colombine K.446 (compl. & orch. F. Beyer) – 2. Allegro – Maestoso – Allegro
23. Music for a Pantomime: Pantalon und Colombine K.446 (compl. & orch. F. Beyer) – 3. Poco adagio – Andante molto
24. Music for a Pantomime: Pantalon und Colombine K.446 (compl. & orch. F. Beyer) – 4. Adagio – Allegro – Allegro assai
25. Music for a Pantomime: Pantalon und Colombine K.446 (compl. & orch. F. Beyer) – 5. Allegro maestoso – Larghetto
26. Music for a Pantomime: Pantalon und Colombine K.446 (compl. & orch. F. Beyer) – 6. Allegro – Maestoso
27. Music for a Pantomime: Pantalon und Colombine K.446 (compl. & orch. F. Beyer) – 7. Allegro – Marcia (Maestoso, quasi marcia funebre)
28. Music for a Pantomime: Pantalon und Colombine K.446 (compl. & orch. F. Beyer) – 8. Finale (Presto)
- Vienna, March 3, 1783 (Mozart was 27)

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