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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Entries Tagged as 'Heinz Holliger'

Of Light Snowfalls and Glass Harmonicas (Quintets, Quartets, Trios, Box 6)

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Adagio in C for glass harmonica, Adagio in C minor & Rondo in C, Alfred Brendel, Box 6: Quintets Quartets Trios, Bruno Hoffman, Glass Harmonica, Heinz Holliger, Mozart at 28, Mozart at 30, Mozart at 35, Quinetet in E flat for piano oboe clarinet horn & bassoon, Stephen Kovacevich, Thomas Bloch, Trio in E flat for piano clarinet & viola, Vienna (August 5 1786), Vienna (March 21 1784), Vienna (May 23 1791), William Zeitler

Today’s CD features a unique instrument – a “glass harmonica” – used in Adagio in C Minor & Rondo in C, K617, and Adagio in C for Glass Harmonica, K617a. The sound this instrument produces reminds me of bell ringers. No, that’s not quite right. It reminds me of people who “play” glasses filled with […]

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Of Happy Oboes and Clever Reconstructionists (Violin & Wind Concertos, Box 5)

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Aurèle Nicolet, Heinz Holliger, Hermann Baumann, K(314)/K271k, KApp. 9/K297B, Klaus Thunemann, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 22, Paris (Spring 1778), Reconstructed From Concerto K314/K285d, Salzburg (1777), Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, Sir Neville Marriner

More oboe, bassoon, and flute. Terrific music. Oboe is another instrument I enjoy a lot. Whereas French horns, to me, often sound melancholy, oboes sound happy. So do flutes. Also making an appearance today is another “reconstruction” of Mozart’s work. In this case, it’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, KApp 9/297B, reconstructed by American pianist […]

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