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 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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