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    Marche Funebre Mozart

    KV 453aq del Sigr. Maestro Contrapunto-I don't know what it means...
    Written for Strings & small woodwind group

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    Re: Marche Funebre Mozart

    Very nice Gary,

    Very dark, why not do my favourite next. his Requiem particularly Confutatis - Lacrimosa, although a choir would be handy. You can't beat a few suspended chords.

    Ray

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    Re: Marche Funebre Mozart

    Gary, this sounds just great. Nice balance, dynamics applied well, and the room space sounds great. What did you use for the reverb?. The strings and winds sounded real to me. Great job.
    -Jay

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    Re: Marche Funebre Mozart

    Quote Originally Posted by garymosse
    KV 453aq del Sigr. Maestro Contrapunto-I don't know what it means...
    This is what I found via Google:

    "The little funeral March of 16 measures was composed by Mozart for his student Barbara Ployer. The autograph was pasted into Barbara Ployer's personal album with the heading "Marche funebre del Sigr. Maestro Contrapunto." Mozart was her music theory teacher, thus the title. The album was in the possession of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, but lost in 1945 (however a photograph copy exists).

    At first the small page containing the Marche was counted as a manuscript of Beethoven's, presumably as he was the specialist of the Funeral March. In the late 1920's Robert Tenschert showed the piece was a Mozart autograph and had a facsimile published. Einstein (in K3) placed it as K453a, stating the best place to order it was in the of the G-major Piano Concerto, written for Barbara Ployer.

    No doubt the piece was written as a parody and in good humor, and I think it is best played in a grossly exaggerated style--the more pompous the better. The little piece has been recorded many times. If you don't have it in your collection, find one of the CDs that includes it, and enjoy. "

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    Gerard

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    Re: Marche Funebre Mozart

    Ray,
    When I was at NORTH TX STATE UNIVERSITY in 1963,
    the PHI MU ALPHA chapter sang from the REQUIUM with the Tx Boys Choir
    and Fort Worth Symphony. When I saw the movie AMADEUS years
    later, that perfomance
    became an even more important memory. Amadeus
    gave me more of a feel for what Mozart was trying to say than any
    class or even a perfformance.
    I expected some kind of humor fromMozart, but I didn't know.
    Gary

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    Re: Marche Funebre Mozart

    Jay, I'm working from Finale and the reverb is choice of size of room
    and voloume on the mixer. I had the mixer louder than any previous time
    because it seemed to work with this group. The room was I believe the
    recital hall.
    Gerard,
    Thanks for the google. I was thinking about my books as a source, and didn't think it would be in them.
    Gary

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    Re: Marche Funebre Mozart

    Quote Originally Posted by garymosse
    KV 453aq del Sigr. Maestro Contrapunto-I don't know what it means...
    It means "poke Mr. Concertmaster sideways," of course.

    Very nice job on this, Gary. Good pacing and "conducting" of it.

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    Re: Marche Funebre Mozart

    Nice job with this - balance is good, and dynamics are well modulated. And the piece - well, it's Mozart, so the quality is certainly there!

    Very nice post!
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    Re: Marche Funebre Mozart

    Gary,

    Very nice work on this piece. Good balance and attention to the details. You got the ambience just right on this too.

    Gary

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