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Old 15th December 2006, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mozart

Please forgive me if there is already a thread of Mozart. Just thought this year is his 250 anniversary, may be we should have a thread to dedicate to this great genius. My favorite Mozart are his later symphonies, almost all his piano concertos, and Figaro. I went Salzberg for a pilgrim trip last summer and saw his strand of golden hair, his childhood violin and concert violin, his piano, etc. It's surreal.
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Old 15th December 2006, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, I'm pretty sure the only Mozart I've heard was played by Victor Borge. If I took up piano I'd have to have a go at his works though, great decomposer
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Old 16th December 2006, 05:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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LOVE Mozart. His requiem is one of two of my most favourite pieces of music.
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Old 28th December 2006, 10:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i studied abit of score of work in yr12 music a few years ago.

cant remember what it was though
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Old 28th December 2006, 02:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A Xmas present I gave to a friend who has a baby is a CD called 'Mozart for My Baby'. Sometime ago I was amazed to discover some most peculiar titles of classical CDs on Amazon such as 'Mozart for Morning Coffee: Freshly Brews to Perk Up Your Day', 'Mozart for the Morning Commute', 'Mozart for Your Monday Workout'... I was sort of hoping to find something like 'Mozart for New Year's Day Hangover' just to be handy but failed.

And there are worse ones especially very unkind on Bach: 'Bach for Breakfast', 'Bach for Barbecue: Grillin' and Chillin' with Johann Sebastian'... I can almost hear the old masters laughing in their graves. Oh yes, for readers, we have 'Beethoven for Book Lovers: An Intimate Companion for Reading' - how possibly can one read while listening to Beethoven?
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Old 29th December 2006, 01:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Is this something to be ashamed of?



Some files are box/insert scans, but still, most of that is made of mp3s.
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Old 29th December 2006, 02:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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15 GB of Mozart?! 'To be ashamed of'? Are you serious? I thought I was the crazy one here.
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Old 30th December 2006, 10:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I bow down to you Aes! My whole classical collection is probably smaller than your Mozart one!
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Old 3rd December 2007, 10:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I love classical.

Requiem is amazing.
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Old 3rd December 2007, 11:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I agree Mozart was and is pure genius.

I have some of those Mozart for Morning CDs my sister bought me. They're really good!
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Old 3rd December 2007, 11:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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As much as I love Mozart, I can't count on him to wake me up in the morning.
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Old 3rd December 2007, 11:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yes well it does rather assume you're awake at the time of playing the darn things...
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Old 3rd December 2007, 12:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well I'm capable of doing tons of things in the morning without being completely awake (not in a sense of sleepwalking).
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Old 3rd December 2007, 04:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Funny thing about Wolfie: He can charm the knickers off of you and, for an Austrian, that's just common operating procedure. Yet no one of his era could burn score paper with his gaze and leave such an indelible imprint as he could. In person he seemed insubstantial, but, talent-wise, he bestrode his world like a colossus.

In contrast, his letters betray a frustrating lack of intellectual content. More pointedly, his epistolary exchanges hinge upon two basic themes: Mawkish, vulgar begging for money and coarse scatological references/jokes. The man was indeed a sublime, walking contradiction. Like some 5' 2" nested egg, he was a mystery enclosed within an enigma and celestial grace wrapped in marzipan.

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Old 3rd December 2007, 04:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm a sucker for sad music (oddly enough, I find that it cheers me up!) from the requiems of, for example, Berlioz, Brahms and Verdi, and any number of gloomy symphonic movements from central and eastern Europe; but there is very little that is as sad as the slow movement from Mozart's Piano Concerto #23; the work seems to carry the woes of the world on its slim shoulders.
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