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  1. Mozart Recital from the Gardner Museum

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    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
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    Updated Sep-11-2012 at 10:29 by itywltmt

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

    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
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  3. Touch: Chapter 13

    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
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  4. Touch: Chapter 12

    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
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  5. It's Haffner Time

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    Mozart ...and Much More!

    September is Mozart and Much More month on PTB and on my Friday Blog and Podcast. All month, my music selections will be either by or inspired by Mozart, and will include some complimentary works to round-off the selections if need-be.

    To get things going here on PTB, my first of three posts is dedicated to a pair of works that were commissioned from Mozart by a prominent Salzburg fannily, the Haffners.

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    Updated Sep-04-2012 at 10:30 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Musicians , Recorded Music