May 10, 2007 at 6:33 PMDoes anyone know where to find a downloadable recording of Mozart's duos for violin and viola (specifically k.v. 423 and k.v. 424)? I did a google search and didn't come up with much. My favourite listening site, NaxosLibrary, didn't have a recording of it. I've got a friend coming over to play them with me next week.
In the playing spectrum....I think I figured out what I need to do to stay happily involved (but not overloaded or starving) in the music scene. I haven't been able to form the quartet that I wanted to, due to schedules and the fact that there is no income with the hard work put in to a good solid quartet. I was listening to some of the chamber music concerts I was in during college and was impressed by both the memories of growth, learning, and enjoyment...as well as the level of quality. My favourite was the Milhaud trio for violin, clarinet, and piano.
I decided that my quest for chamber music need not be limited to string quartets. That decided, there is a resource of talent and coaches five minutes away at the college. I can sign up for chamber music as a non-degree seeking student and just take that one class (there is a program). There are some very high level pianists and wind players that come through that school. String players, too, but they are usually stretched thin. I think that it would be a great thread to keep me tied to musical enrichment but not take all energies. Not totally frustrating. I hope it works out. I signed up this afternoon.
Ther perlman/zukerman recording is what I was looking for. Now I have info! Thanks!
"Mentally Retarded" is not the best term. How about "Criminal" or "Not The Brightest Bulb in the Chandelier".
Also, unless you are referring to Jesus Contreras Espada, many people would consider your use of "Jesus" a little tacky.
Mischa, you always provide such good links, and say interesting and valuable things. Please consider this a finger wagging. From, Anne
you're right - writing mentally retarded was uncalled for, but I wrote it very fast: the guy, who hosted that all-Mozart-recordings-servers must have (let's call it) a cheerful disposition. I would never say that in my language, and I didn't mean it - cross my heart! I'll remember your finger wagging and think next time twice about my phrasings. :/
Anatomy of a misconception:
I posted a link with a recording of both duos, Jennifer was searching for. After 30 Minutes (I'm naive) I realized how illegal this site is, (the owner provided recordings of almost all Mozart works - FINE recordings), but my fingers were faster than my brain, so I wrote Laurie a mail to delete these links and wrote another reply in Jennifers Blog, writing something like "Jesus - this guy must be etc. etc.".
That's the story: I never insulted anybody. Neither Jesus nor Jennifer nor violists nor whomever. Back to business, please... :)
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