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Mozart: Symphonies Vol 5 / Fischer, Danish Radio Sinfonietta


Release Date: 04/24/2007 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 6220540   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish Radio Sinfonietta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

These Mozart renditions fall nicely within the range of what you'd expect from "period-style" performances. Adam Fischer employs brisk tempos--notably so in the slower movements--while cultivating crystalline ensemble timbres from the Danish Radio Sinfonietta. It's Fischer's light-hearted phrasing that makes his Mozart sound distinctive. Symphony No. 15 begins in an atmosphere of buoyant energy and good spirits, which the players maintain with enthusiasm and impeccable intonation. This is especially evident in No. 17, where the horns make a grand show of the "hunting" finale. Like No. 15, Symphony No. 18 is in four
Read more movements (the others are in three) and displays a noticeable advancement in Mozart's musical maturity and sophistication--listen to the beautiful and refined woodwind harmonies in the Menuetto's trio.

The recording is low-level, but it presents the ensemble with satisfactory depth and spaciousness when played at higher volume. Those desiring period Mozart will find much to enjoy in this release.

--Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 15 in G major, K 124 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish Radio Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Danish Radio, Copenhagen, 
Length: 14 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 16 in C major, K 128 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish Radio Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Danish Radio, Copenhagen, 
Length: 11 Minutes 56 Secs. 
3. Symphony no 17 in G major, K 129 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish Radio Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Danish Radio, Copenhagen, 
Length: 14 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4. Symphony no 18 in F major, K 130 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish Radio Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Danish Radio, Copenhagen, 
Length: 17 Minutes 59 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 15 in G major, K. 124: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 15 in G major, K. 124: II. Andante
Symphony No. 15 in G major, K. 124: III. Minuet and Trio
Symphony No. 15 in G major, K. 124: IV. Presto
Symphony No. 16 in C major, K. 128: I. Allegro maestoso
Symphony No. 16 in C major, K. 128: II. Andante grazioso
Symphony No. 16 in C major, K. 128: III. Allegro
Symphony No. 17 in G major, K. 129: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 17 in G major, K. 129: II. Andante
Symphony No. 17 in G major, K. 129: III. Allegro
Symphony No. 18 in F major, K. 130: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 18 in F major, K. 130: II. Andantino grazioso
Symphony No. 18 in F major, K. 130: III. Minuet and Trio
Symphony No. 18 in F major, K. 130: IV. Molto allegro

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