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  1. Once Upon the Internet – Mozart Concertos on MP3.COM

    by , Sep-18-2012 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français
    Mozart ...and Much More!

    This month’s Once Upon the Internet is a look at a trio of concertos by Mozart. Let’s begin with the last two…

    Toronto Symphony Principal chairs Frederick Rizner and Joaquin Valdepenas collaborated with the English Chjamber Orchestra on a Summit Records album of three Mozart concertos. I can’t remember iof MP3.Com provided the Valdepenas Clarinet concerto, but it did provide the pair of horn concertos I am proposing today. ...

    Updated Sep-18-2012 at 11:33 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. Mozart Recital from the Gardner Museum

    by , Sep-11-2012 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français
    Mozart ...and Much More!

    Our second Mozrt and Much More post is a set of three pieces performed in recital at the Gardner Museum of Boston – which we visited often this summer in our Sonata series.

    To begin, Mozart's Piano Quartet G minor, K. 478, is considered the first major piece composed for piano quartet in the chamber music repertoire. Cast in Mozart's most dramatic key, the ...

    Updated Sep-11-2012 at 11:29 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Musicians , Concerts
  3. Touch: Chapter 14

    by , Sep-10-2012 at 01:10
    It was a stormy Wednesday evening in early July, but it was a wonderful night for Andrei and Nadia. They had accomplished the hardest part of the last movement, and Andrei guessed that it would take only one more day of hard work for it to be done completely. No longer did Nadia feel an impersonal power in this composition, but felt like it was her very own music.

    On the spur of the moment, 30 minutes past 9, Andrei cut the work short.

    "We have done enough, and ...
  4. Touch: Chapter 13

    by , Sep-10-2012 at 01:09
    For all that had happened, little routine had changed the following days. Nadia came in the afternoons to continue her musical studies, and left late at night. Work was as usual between Andrei and Nadia, and the Finale of his symphony began to take form. It was going to be considerably harder to write because Andrei had many complex ideas of how it was going to be developed. But Nadia had a new understanding of his mind that she didn't experience before. Somehow she, and probably himself, felt a ...
  5. Touch: Chapter 12

    by , Sep-10-2012 at 00:43
    It felt like an hour. Or even a whole night. Andrei just holding Nadia as she wept bitterly for everything.

    Andrei did finally whisper in her ear, "Come sit with me," and they went to a couch. He again embraced her as she continued to weep.

    "Please tell me everything," he whispered again.

    Nadia took deep breaths to calm herself down. She thus began to explain everything that happened, with Maxim's interest in her, and his nearly successful ...