Episode #2503

"Rock Me Amadeus," part 3

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Monday, February 18, 2008

For part three of this New Sounds series, there's music from vocalist Bobby McFerrin and jazz pianist Chick Corea’s collaboration “The Mozart Sessions.” Also, English minimalist composer Michael Nyman builds his film score “Drowning By Numbers” around a Mozart Sinfonia Concertante and American Larry Austin creates a computer-driven Sinfonia Concertante that he subtitles “A Mozartean Episode.” Plus the Hampton String Quartet asks “What If Mozart Wrote ‘Born to Be Wild’?”






Con Todo Respeto

Rock Me Amadeus, excerpt [2:00]

Surco, released 2004 (Universal Latino) Available at*, also Downloadable from iTunes or Rhapsody

The Hampton String Quartet

What If Mozart Wrote “Born To Be Wild”

White Rabbit [3:30]

BMG/RCA #7503
Out of print.

Cho-Liang Lin, Jaime Laredo, et al

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante K. 364 / Concertone, K. 190

Andante, excerpt [1:30]

Sony Classical #47639***

Michael Nyman

Drowning By Numbers

Trysting Fields [3:00] Endgame [8:00]

Virgin Venture #CDVE #23.** / Caroline #1646, Try* Also reissued for Nyman’s 60th birthday in 2004 as Virgin EMI CDVE 967. *

Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, et al

The Mozart Sessions

Song for Amadeus [2:30]

Sony Classical #62601 ***

Various artists: Larry Austin

CDCM Computer Music Series, Vol. 1

Sinfonia Concertante – A Mozartean Episode [16:30]

Centaur #2029

Various Artists: Modern Mandolin Quartet

A Different Mozart

Romanza from “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” [5:00]

Imaginary Road /Phillips #534065 Available at

Uri Caine Ensemble

The Goldberg Variations

Mozart [1:30]

Winter & Winter #910054

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