Articles tagged 'Mozart'

(Dis)Arrangements 4: Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Mozart’s arrangements take slight liberties: His sources strayed from Bach’s original, not because Mozart thought to make improvements.

(Dis)Arrangements 4: Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Mozart’s arrangements take slight liberties: His sources strayed from Bach’s original, not because Mozart thought to make improvements.

(Dis)Arrangements

The Four Seasons has been deftly mutilated… Richter never forgets that harmony lies at Vivaldi’s core, regardless of repetition or the solo line. I imagine that Hope must hereafter worry he might confuse one for the other in performance.

(Dis)Arrangements

The Four Seasons has been deftly mutilated… Richter never forgets that harmony lies at Vivaldi’s core, regardless of repetition or the solo line. I imagine that Hope must hereafter worry he might confuse one for the other in performance.

200 Ans de Musique à Versailles

The 200 years can be navigated as a prelude with three acts. The booklet suggests a Prologue followed by an Apotheosis, Divertissement and Epilogue.

200 Ans de Musique à Versailles

The 200 years can be navigated as a prelude with three acts. The booklet suggests a Prologue followed by an Apotheosis, Divertissement and Epilogue.

La Rondine, Orfeo ed Euridice, Thaïs, etc.

Chief among fresh discoveries is an opera the Met last produced in 1936. La Rondine (1917, rev. 1920) is a work of Puccini’s maturity, roughly contemporary with Il Tabarro whose librettist, Giuseppe Adami, it also shares.

La Rondine, Orfeo ed Euridice, Thaïs, etc.

Chief among fresh discoveries is an opera the Met last produced in 1936. La Rondine (1917, rev. 1920) is a work of Puccini’s maturity, roughly contemporary with Il Tabarro whose librettist, Giuseppe Adami, it also shares.

Golden Oldies: The Sony Leon Fleisher Reissues

To those of us of a certain age, the name Leon Fleisher conjures memories of a lavishly gifted American pianist whose Columbia and Epic recordings schooled us in many of the basic works of the piano literature.

Golden Oldies: The Sony Leon Fleisher Reissues

To those of us of a certain age, the name Leon Fleisher conjures memories of a lavishly gifted American pianist whose Columbia and Epic recordings schooled us in many of the basic works of the piano literature.

Mozart and Tan Dun at the Met (with a Detour to China)

Presumably change comes slowly to venerable institutions, especially when art, tradition and money collide.

Mozart and Tan Dun at the Met (with a Detour to China)

Presumably change comes slowly to venerable institutions, especially when art, tradition and money collide.

Never Enough String Quartets!

Is it possible to tire of string quartets? Not where I sit!

Never Enough String Quartets!

Is it possible to tire of string quartets? Not where I sit!

WAM: Crude and Cosmopolitan

Mozart could write dirty canons. Sure. Whatever.

WAM: Crude and Cosmopolitan

Mozart could write dirty canons. Sure. Whatever.

W.A. Mozart’s Rondo for Piano, KV 511

The opening melody ascends chromatically in A minor, soon falling to two-note slurs reminiscent of raindrops on a tea-house roof.

W.A. Mozart’s Rondo for Piano, KV 511

The opening melody ascends chromatically in A minor, soon falling to two-note slurs reminiscent of raindrops on a tea-house roof.