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Dec. 03 2016

The Worst Mozart Biography Ever. Paul Johnson: «Mozart — A Life»

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My apologies, first of all, for the hyperbolic headline, another eyesore in an age of click-bait headlines. I hope to escape total damnation[1]* by having resisted to add that intelligence-insulting trope of a sub-header: “You won’t believe the mistake on page 8!” As every hyperbole, it’s nonsensical, on top of aesthetically displeasing: I have not read every Mozart biography there is, nor can I

Dec. 03 2016

#morninglistening: Advent Edition – Homilius

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#morninglistening to #Homilius from #Dresden w/L.Güttler on #Carus#classicalmusic #class… https://t.co/ehgmpWxOSg pic.twitter.com/FQOa2CJeYv— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) December 2, 2015

G.A.Homilius, Choral Works / Cantatas / Sonata for Oboe
Ludwig Güttler et al

Dec. 03 2016

Playlist: Dec/03/16

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8:00 PM Gioacchino Rossini — Messa di Gloria Conductor: Sir Neville MarrinerEnsemble: Academy of St Martin in FieldsSumi Jo, sopranoAnn Murray,altoFrancisco Araiza, tenorSamuel Ramey, bassand ChorusPhilips, 4757781 7:27 PM Gian Carlo Menotti — Violin Concerto 1952 Conductor: Edward PolochickEnsemble: Concert Artists of BaltimoreJose Cueto, violinSonora, 22597 7:04 PM Randall Thompson — The Peaceable Kingdom Conductor: […]

Dec. 02 2016

Colliding Concerts Deliver a Surfeit of Mozart

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The New York Philharmonic and the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra presented back-to-back concerts this week.

Dec. 02 2016

Paul Johnson “Mozart: A Life” — The Discography, Part 3 (Symphonies, Operas & Sacred Music)

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Over on Forbes.com I have published a review of Paul Johnson’s “Mozart: A Life”. A lazy, unedited nightmare of a book that preys on ignorant dunces to read it with delight, misinforming then along the way. But even the worst book about Mozart deserves a soundtrack and unfortunately “Mozart: A Life” does not give any suggestions for recordings that can bring the music to life for the reader (if

Dec. 02 2016

Paul Johnson “Mozart: A Life” — The Discography, Part 2 (Chamber Music, Concertos & Serenades)

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Over on Forbes.com I have published a review of Paul Johnson’s “Mozart: A Life”. It is not a very good book. At all. In the least. But even the worst book about Mozart deserves a soundtrack and unfortunately “Mozart: A Life” does not give any suggestions for recordings that can bring the music to life for the reader (if it were up to me, this type of book would always include an online

Dec. 02 2016

Paul Johnson “Mozart: A Life” — The Discography, Part 1 (Keyboard Sonatas, Chamber Music)

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Over on Forbes.com I have published a review of Paul Johnson’s “Mozart: A Life”. A Travesty, unfortunately, with more mistakes per page than Florence Foster Jenkins’ Queen of the Night aria. But even the worst book about Mozart deserves a soundtrack and unfortunately “Mozart: A Life” does not give any suggestions for recordings that can bring the music to life for the reader (if it were up to me

Dec. 02 2016

Playlist: Dec/02/16

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11:54 PM Johann Sebastian Bach — Violin Partita No. 2: Chaconne Key: dChristopher Parkening, guitarAngel/EMI, 56730 11:25 PM Alban Berg — Violin Concerto “To the Memory of an Conductor: Donald RunniclesEnsemble: BBC Symphony OrchestraLeonidas Kavakos, violinBBC, 214 10:42 PM Antonin Dvorak — Piano Quintet No. 2 Key: AOpus: 81Ensemble: Orion String QuartetPeter Serkin, pianoArabesque, 6731 […]

Dec. 01 2016

Classical Music Listings for Dec. 2-8

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A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.

Dec. 01 2016

Playlist: Dec/01/16

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10:46 PM Ernest Chausson — Soir de Fete Opus: 32Conductor: Yan Pascal TortelierEnsemble: BBC Philharmonic OrchestraChandos, 9650 10:09 PM Antonin Dvorak — Piano Quartet No. 2 Key: E-Flat Opus: 87Ensemble: Emerson String QuartetMenahem Pressler,pianoDG/Archiv, 439868 9:56 PM Gioacchino Rossini — Semiramide: Overture Conductor: Yoel LeviEnsemble: Atlanta Symphony OrchestraTelarc, 80334 9:29 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — […]

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