The Great Mozart Marathon: Episode 5

This one was written in London when Wolfy was about 8 years old and all I can say is that I can hear the Stock, Aitkmen and Waterman influences… Not really, obviously. All I’m going to say (because I can’t remember much of the earlier pieces seeing it was so long ago)  is harpsichord. Again. (This one is apparently available in piano versions as well but I didn’t see one quickly.) Though there does seem to be more light and shade than I remember from the others. Perhaps that’s only because there are some other instruments in there helping out.

But not saying anything. So, shhhh.


The Great Mozart Marathon: Episode 4

Well, Mozart is back.

He was about 7 years old when he wrote this one and for me, he hasn’t yet worked out how to start a piece of music. This one just seems too much too soon, though I am going to assume that there will be others that start with more sooner that I will like. So the real problem with this one is that I just don’t like the start. It does settle down nicely even though there are some rhythm abrupt changes later (especially in the third movement) that don’t really do a lot for me either.

Overall, it is something I could listen to. It probably helped that the version I found had a piano instead of a harpsichord.

This Mozart guy may have a future… And speaking of which…

I found a harpsichord version of this one first but quickly managed to track down something with a piano. So that’s all right.

All I’m going to say about this one is I felt the plot much more strongly than in the previous one. I felt the thread running through each of the movements. And obviously I don’t know what I’m talking about and am just trying to describe how I feel.

And there you have it. The Mozart Marathon back up and running. Only about 700 pieces to go.