July 13, 2007
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It comes in PINTS?

I like Mozart. I ration my Mozart fairly tightly, though, because music wears out. I listened to the horn concerti too much in high school, for example, and now I can't. (It's better, I tell myself, than blowing out your knee in high school)

But a chance remark in On Chesil Beach revealed that I didn't know the string quintets at all: you're obviously supposed to know that Florence, waiting to be deflowered, is hearing the querulous cello from the first movement of the D Major quintet (K. 593). But I didn't have a clue.

A couple of minutes with iTunes was all it took. What a break! For heaven's sake, how long has this been going on?