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Mozart: 5 Violin Concertos, Etc / Perlman, Levine, Vienna Po


Release Date: 07/18/1995 
Label:  Dg Masters Catalog #: 445535   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

DG’s Mozart concerto cycle with Perlman, Levine and the Vienna Philharmonic, was recorded in the inspirational acoustic setting of Vienna’s Musikvereinsaal, between 1982 and 1985. The performances were unanimously and deservedly praised when first released, and now represent outstanding value as a double CD set at mid- price. Perlman clearly loves every note of this music; these readings are refined, zestful and elegant, though less aristocratic in bearing than Arthur Grumiaux’s radiantly beautiful Philips set, now available in remastered digital sound. Perlman plays his own stylish cadenzas (except in K216 and K219, where Franko and Joachim are virtually mandatory), and his collaboration with the Vienna Philharmonic under Levine would be Read more difficult to surpass.
Performance: 5 (out of 5); Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in B flat major, K 207 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1985 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 20 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in D major, K 211 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1985 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 19 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1982 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 24 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775 
Date of Recording: 06/1985 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 22 Minutes 55 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1775 
Date of Recording: 06/1982 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 29 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1776 
Date of Recording: 06/1985 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 8 Minutes 1 Secs. 
7.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in B flat major, K 269 (261a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1985 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
8.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in C major, K 373 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1781 
Date of Recording: 06/1985 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto No.1 In B Flat, K.207 - Cadenzas: Itzhak Perlman: 1. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto No.1 In B Flat, K.207 - Cadenzas: Itzhak Perlman: 2. Adagio
Violin Concerto No.1 In B Flat, K.207 - Cadenzas: Itzhak Perlman: 3. Presto
Violin Concerto No.2 In D, K.211 - Cadenzas: Itzhak Perlman: 1. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto No.2 In D, K.211 - Cadenzas: Itzhak Perlman: 2. Andante
Violin Concerto No.2 In D, K.211 - Cadenzas: Itzhak Perlman: 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
Adagio For Violin And Orchestra In E, K.261 - Cadenza: Itzhak Perlman: Adagio
Rondo For Violin And Orchestra In C, K.373 - Cadenza: Itzhak Perlman: Allegretto grazioso
Rondo For Violin And Orchestra In B Flat, K.269 - Cadenza: Itzhak Perlman: Allegro
Violin Concerto No.3 In G, K.216: 1. Allegro - Cadenza: Sam Franko
Violin Concerto No.3 In G, K.216: 2. Adagio - Cadenza: Itzhak Perlman
Violin Concerto No.3 In G, K.216: 3. Rondeau. Allegro - Cadenza: Itzhak Perlman
Violin Concerto No.4 In D, K.218 - Cadenzas: Itzhak Perlman: 1. Allegro
Violin Concerto No.4 In D, K.218 - Cadenzas: Itzhak Perlman: 2. Andante cantabile
Violin Concerto No.4 In D, K.218 - Cadenzas: Itzhak Perlman: 3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)
Violin Concerto No.5 In A, K.219 - Cadenza: Itzhak Perlman: 1. Allegro aperto
Violin Concerto No.5 In A, K.219 - Cadenza: Itzhak Perlman: 2. Adagio
Violin Concerto No.5 In A, K.219 - Cadenza: Joseph Joachim: 3. Rondeau. Tempo di Menuetto

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