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Michael Morpurgo: The Mozart Question / London Philharmonic Orchestra

Morpurgo / Liebeck / Collon / Reid / Lpo
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Lpo   Catalog #: 67  
Composer:  Various
Performer:  Michael Morpurgo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Children’s author Michael Morpurgo narrates his book The Mozart Question, an eloquent and ultimately uplifting story charting a small boy’s discovery of his love for the violin, and of his parents’ traumatic past in a concentration camp during the Second World War. This CD weaves together the book’s narration with musical extracts to bring the story alive, featuring pieces by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart performed by the London hilharmonic Orchestra. Children’s author Michael Morpurgo narrates his book The Mozart Question, an eloquent and ultimately uplifting story charting a small boy’s discovery of his love for the violin, and of his parents’ traumatic past in a concentration camp during the Second World War. This CD weaves together the book’s narration with musical extracts to bring the story alive, featuring pieces by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart performed by the London hilharmonic Orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Michael Morpurgo (Spoken Vocals)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: II. Larghetto (excerpts)
The Mozart Question: The Question I most often ask is always easy enough to answer
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): II. Adagio - Presto
The Mozart Question: So there I was
The Mozart Question: Papa was a Barber
The Mozart Question: J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio - I listen to the window
The Mozart Question: "Hello" he said
The Mozart Question: Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D major, K. 250, "Haffner": IV. Rondo (arr. F. Kreisler for violin) - As he play, others came and get around for a while
The Mozart Question: Whenever I cross the Accademia Bridge after that
The Mozart Question: Benjamin and I felt the exicitment and pleasure of my progress
Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time): I. Liturgie de cristal (Crystal Liturgy)
The Mozart Question: The three of them were brought by train to the concentration camp
An der schonen, blauen Donau (The Beautiful Blue Danube), Waltz, Op. 314: (excerpts)
The Mozart Question: At first, they gave concert only for the SS officers
Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": II. Romanze (excerpts)
The Mozart Question: Week after week they play
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): I. Allegro non molto
The Mozart Question: When I finished, Benjaman said
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218: I. Allegro

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