07. September 2015 · Comments Off on Swingle Singers, 1969 · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™

I was wondering if the current group ever does this work when I happened upon all of the movements by a more current (if not THE current) group, but the video is just someone posting their recording with a still photo and I suspect wasn’t put up legally. Oh well.

In any case, yes, they still do it. Here’s the 1969 version of the last movement, though. Gotta love those hair styles, right?

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, last movement.

09. August 2015 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™, Sunday Evening Music

Mozart: Escultate, jubilate
Julia Lezhenva, Soprano, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra; Aapo Häkkinen, Conductor

07. May 2015 · Comments Off on Queen of the Night Aria · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™, Opera, Videos

I tend to call this the “Because I’m your mother and I said so!” aria. 😉

But listen and be amazed. (And you just might recognize a famous face in the background.)

27. January 2015 · Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Mozart! · Categories: Birthdays!, MozartMusicMatters™

Liang Wang, oboe; Giora Schmidt, violin; Lily Francis, viola; Felix Fan, cello

I’m sure I’ve put this up before, but it’s worth more attention!

01. November 2014 · Comments Off on UNT Faculty Woodwinds Play Mozart · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™

From the YouTube page:

Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major,
“Gran Partita,” K. 361 (c. 1781)……Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I. Largo – Molto allegro
II. Menuetto – Trio I – Trio II
III. Adagio
IV. Menuetto (Allegretto) – Trio I – Trio II
V. Romance (Adagio)
VI. Tema con variazioni
VII. Finale (Molto allegro)

James Ryon and Jason Paschall, oboes • Daryl Coad and Deb Fabian, clarinets

John Scott and Kimberly Cole Luevano, basset horns
Kathleen Reynolds and Jorge Cruz, bassoons • Joseph Klein, contrabassoon

William Scharnberg, Mathew Croft, Li Zhi Yeoh, and Terence Reynolds, horns

Gabriel Sakamoto, double bass

Recorded live September 10th, 2014
Paul Voertman Concert Hall, College of Music
University of North Texas

20. May 2014 · Comments Off on Maybe a little Mozart for your Morning? · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™

Flute — ANNA KOMAROVA/ the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory Music
School
Harp — ALISA SADIKOVA/ the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory Music
School
The Symphony orchestra of the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory Music
School/ Conductor ARKADY STEINLUCHT
Video – Dmitry Volohdyn
Sound – Boris Alekseev, Fedor Naumov

12. May 2014 · Comments Off on Mozart 40th … In A New Way · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™

Mireille Mathieu is the singer.

… to me, anyway!

Zefiro Ensemble Mozart Gran Partita

03. June 2013 · Comments Off on Kenneth Branagh, Mozart and The Magic Flute · Categories: Movies, MozartMusicMatters™, Opera

I’ve been waiting for this!

The Magic Flute

Opens 6/9/2013
Coming to: Camera 3 Downtown San Jose

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Cast: Rene Pape, Tom Randle, Lyubov Petrova and Silvia Moi

Synopsis: U.S. Premiere, followed by Q&A via webcast with Director (Sunday only)! Mozart’s classic opera is breathtakingly transformed in Branagh’s spectacular film version set against the backdrop of World War I, with a newly-adapted libretto by Stephen Fry. With musical director James Conlon conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the film showcases opera stars Rene Pape, Tom Randle, Lyubov Petrova and Silvia Moi in a romantic adventure story of humanity and fellowship, weaving drama with comedy in a brilliant marriage of opera and cinema.

Running Time: 134 Minutes

Seen here. It’s showing in places around the US. To see if it’s in your area go here.

27. April 2012 · Comments Off on MozartMusicMatters™: Mozart’s Gran Partita · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™, Videos

Enjoy!

I: Largo, molto allegro

II: Minuetto I

III: Adagio

IV: Minuetto 2

V: Romance

VI: Tema con variazioni

VII: Finale