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The Mozart Collection - Limited Edition Box Set


Release Date: 11/08/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000552802   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred BrendelMaria-Joao PiresGidon KremerItzhak Perlman,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard BernsteinKarl BöhmSir Neville MarrinerClaudio Abbado,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields,   ... 
Number of Discs: 20 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Böhm and Marriner, Brendel and Uchida, Kremer and Perlman, Te Kanawa and Pavarotti... The greatest names on Philips, Decca, and DG perform the essential masterworks of Mozart -- symphonies, concertos, piano sonatas, chamber music, sacred music, and opera highlights -- in this marvelous limited edition box, now at an unbelievable price.

All of these classic recordings, released individually in the series "The Mozart Collection," are collected together in this one 20-disc set. Each of the 20 discs is in its own jewel case with individual liner notes, and the collection comes enclosed in a sturdy cardboard box.

R E V I E W S:

PIANO CONCERTOS 14, 17, 21 / PIRES, ABBADO
The
Read more combination of Abbado and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe has to be my dream ticket for modern-instrument Mozart. The qualities are irresistible: cultured, characterful woodwind playing (so important in Mozart piano concertos), an expert string section which carries no passengers, and an alertness of response to a conductor who, with years of experience in this repertoire, nevertheless shows no sign of going stale. Maria João Pires is an excellent partner in all this: her stylistic approach is similar, in that she also favours a light touch, but there is no danger of over-preciousness. The expressive Andante in K453 – one of the first of Mozart’s slow movements to make a major feature of the woodwind section – is done especially well, as is the bustling Haydnesque finale; indeed, the orchestra’s articulation of the Presto coda is quite breathtaking. The C major Concerto, K467, is, of course, among Mozart’s best-known works in any form. Abbado and Pires take the work at face value: clipped and martial in the first movement, perfectly poised in the central Andante, and fast but clean in the good-natured finale. Both works were recorded in the Teatro Comunale in Ferrara, though only K453 was recorded live. But there is no perceptible difference in sound; indeed the production values throughout are well up to DG’s high standards.

-- BBC Music Magazine review of DG 439 941

GRAN PARTITA, SERENADES / ORPHEUS
These works are part of a time-honored tradition known as Harmoniemusik, or music for winds. The genre became increasingly popular as a sophisticated form of dinner music in Vienna’s patrician households as the 18th-century progressed. The court of Austro-Hungarian Emperor Joseph II was no exception and he formed his own Harmonie from musicians in the court’s opera orchestra. Among them were clarinetists Johannes Stadler and his brother, Anton, the latter being the inspiration for three of Mozart’s greatest works, the Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, K 498, the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K 581, and the Clarinet Concerto, K 622.

The so-called “Gran Partita”—a title written across the work’s first page by a hand other than that of Mozart—was first performed in a four-movement version in a benefit concert for Stadler in 1784. The concert was announced in the Wienerblättchen, which described the serenade as “a great wind piece of a very special kind.” Even though the parts used over two centuries ago by Stadler and his colleagues continued to be pressed into service as the source for various editions of the work, the autograph was sold by Mozart’s widow in 1799 and remained out of sight until 1922, when it was purchased by Jerome Stoneborough, an American physician living in Vienna. It is now housed in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

In its finished version the serenade is made up of seven movements, not the four first performed in 1784, and includes two minuets, an exquisite Adagio, a Romanza in A-B-A form, and a magnificent set of variations. Framing these movements are a salutatory movement of symphonic proportions and a concluding Rondo that will certainly set your foot a-tapping.

Although K 361 is generally referred to as being scored for 13 wind instruments, it is usually performed only by a dozen, with the bass line being reinforced by a violone that provides the necessary 16´ pitch. The other instruments include pairs of oboes, clarinets, basset horns—an instrument of which Mozart was particularly fond and would use in his Masonic music—bassoons, and four Inventionshörner, or hunting horns whose pitch could be altered by changing to a shorter or longer length of tubing in a position between the mouthpiece and the bell.

The second work on this DGG release actually exists in two versions: a sextet for clarinet, horns, and bassoons, and as an octet with two oboes added to the ensemble, the version normally heard in concerts and recordings. Mozart was especially fond of this piece and in a letter written to his father in November of 1781, he describes how, late in the evening of his name day, he was feted with the original sextet version: “The gentlemen . . . surprised me, just as I was getting ready to undress, in the most pleasant fashion . . . with the first E? chord.” Although it is of considerably less weight and duration than K 361, K 375 is no mere trifle. It is a five-movement work (including two minuets) that is symphonic in concept and proportion and far in excess of the quality and character of light entertainment music that one would have heard in the homes of most of Vienna’s well-heeled families.

Characterized by taut ensemble and joie d’ vivre, Orpheus endows this music with emotion, tenderness, and a natural feel for the genre, as well as an ardent sense of structural unity. There is no groveling to historical convention and, as a result, these clearly and cleanly textured sessions achieve the ultimate in musicality. As such, they reveal a thorough grasp of not only the printed page but also Mozart’s aesthetic sense.

As a quondam clarinetist, this is repertoire that I played on more than one occasion, and it is repertoire that I still treasure three decades after placing my matched Buffets aside, so I have several recordings of these works, but few can approach the heights scaled here by Orpheus. Their readings are close to, if not at the top of my list, so DGG should have no qualms about sending this one into the fray.

-- FANFARE: Michael Carter

MOZART HORN CONCERTOS
The Australian-born French horn-player Barry Tuckwell retired in 1996 after recording more than any French horn-player, I am guessing, in the century. As is perhaps any such master of his ungainly instrument, he came back to the Mozart concertos repeatedly: among my favorite recordings, second only to the Dennis Brain, is his brightly exuberant recording with Neville Marriner. For London Records, he recorded K 412 and K 447 under the direction of Peter Maag in another distinguished recording. (The other side of the LP issue was taken up with Gervase de Peyer playing the Clarinet Concerto.) That was in 1983, the same year that these Decca recordings were made.

The virtues of the Decca release include the beautifully balanced recording, the elegant string playing, and the boldness of Tuckwell’s horn. I have never heard the Andante of K 495 played more ravishingly than here, the performances are marginally more laidback than those with Marriner, though, not surprisingly, the similarities between the two are more striking. The added appeal of this Decca reissue, then, is the addition of two substantial fragments, completed, it would seem, by Sussmayr, and of the two Rondos. These are all movements for incomplete or designedly abandoned concertos, or in the case of K 514, one to be revised. They bring up the intriguing question whether Mozart was dissatisfied with them, whether other works came in their way, or whether the occasion for them merely passed. They include some astonishingly virtuosic cadenzas as exciting as anything that Tuckwell had played previously. These recordings are uniformly wonderful. If this issue has a flaw, it is that the sketchy notes say nothing about such issues.

-- FANFARE: Michael Ullman

MOZART SYMPHONIES WITH KARL BÖHM
This release brings us Karl Böhm's acclaimed 1960s Mozart symphony recordings, newly packaged for this year's celebrations of the composer's 250th birthday. In terms of recordings, Böhm probably was at his best in Mozart, where he often duplicated the alacrity of his live performances in the studio. This "Prague" symphony is a spirited reading, with brisk tempos and energized rhythms as well as exquisite tonal beauty. The same goes for Symphony No. 41, which builds up considerable excitement in the outer movements while cultivating much tenderness in the Andante cantabile. No. 39 doesn't reach this level--it's strangely straightforward and plain-faced. Böhm strolls along dutifully, giving ammunition to those who consider him a "pedestrian" conductor. The Berlin Philharmonic plays with its customary refinement and polish--you'd have to get Szell's contemporaneous Cleveland Orchestra recordings to hear Mozart played with more sharp-edged virtuosity. The sound is bright and spacious, though a little shy on the bass. Overall it's a pretty good disc: even with two winners out of three, Böhm's Mozart is well worth hearing.

-- Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com

Boxed set contains:

Mozart: Symphonies 35, 36, 40 / Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic

Mozart: Symphonies 38, 39, 41 / Böhm, Berlin Philharmonic (currently only available as part of this box)

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, "Posthorn" Serenade, Serenata Notturna / Marriner, ASMF

Mozart: "Gran Partita" Serenade, Serenade No 11 / Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Mozart: Piano Concertos 14, 17, 21 / Pires, Abbado, Vienna Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Mozart: Piano Concertos 20 & 23, 2 Rondos / Brendel, Marriner, ASMF (currently only available as part of this box)

Mozart: Violin Concertos No 3-5 / Kremer, Harnoncourt, Vienna Philharmonic

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, Concerto for 2 Violins / Perlman, Zukerman, Mehta, Israel Philharmonic

Mozart: Horn Concertos, 2 Rondos / Tuckwell, English Chamber Orchestra (currently only available as part of this box)

Mozart: Concertos for Flute & Harp, Flute, Bassoon / Schulz, Zabaleta, Tripp, Zeman, Böhm, Vienna Philharmonic

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Clarinet Quintet / Brymer, Davis, London Symphony Orchestra, Allegri String Quartet

Mozart: String Quartets 15, 17 "Hunt," 19 "Dissonance" / Emerson String Quartet

Mozart: Violin Sonatas / Perlman, Barenboim

Mozart: Quintet For Piano & Winds, Piano Quartet No 1, Sonata For 2 Pianos / Ashkenazy, Solti, Frager, London Wind Soloists, Melos

Mozart: Piano Sonatas 8, 11, 12 / Uchida

Mozart: Requiem / Bonney, von Otter, Blochwitz, White, Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir

Mozart: Great Mass In C Minor / Hendricks, Perry, Schreier, Luxon, Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Singverein

Mozart: Vesperae, Ave verum corpus, Exsultate jubilate, Kyrie / Te Kanawa, Davis, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Mozart: Great Opera Moments I / Bartoli, Domingo, Terfel, Te Kanawa... (currently only available as part of this box)

Mozart: Great Opera Moments II / Flórez, Janowitz, Netrebko, von Otter... (currently only available as part of this box)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1984 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Musikveinssaal, Vienna 
2.
Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Linz, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1984 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Musikveinssaal, Vienna 
3.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1984 
Venue:  Grosser Musikveinssaal, Vienna 
4.
Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1959 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 25 Minutes 13 Secs. 
5.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1966 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 25 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1962 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 27 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K 382 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in A major, K 386 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Serenade for Winds no 11 in E flat major, K 375 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 14 in E flat major, K 449 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1992 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 21 Minutes 28 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Live  Teatro Communale, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 29 Minutes 18 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Teatro Communale, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 26 Minutes 52 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
17.
Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775 
Date of Recording: 01/1987 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna 
18.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1775 
Date of Recording: 01/1987 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
19.
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Pinchas Zukerman (Viola)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1982 
Venue:  Live  Huberman Festival, Israel 
20.
Concertone for 2 Violins in C major, K 190 (186E) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
21.
Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K 412 (386b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784-1787; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major, K 370b [Fragment] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major, K 371 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in D major, K 514 [Fragment] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
28.
Allegro for Horn and Orchestra in E major, K Anh 98a (494a) [Fragment] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
29.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Serenade no 9 in D major, K 320 "Posthorn" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Michael Laird (Posthorn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1984 
Venue:  London 
Length: 43 Minutes 21 Secs. 
31.
Serenade no 6 in D major, K 239 "Serenata notturna" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Raymond Koster (Double Bass), Iona Brown (Violin), Malcolm Latchem (Violin),
Stephen Shingles (Viola)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
32.
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Wind Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
33.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, K 478 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sir Georg Solti (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos Ensemble London Members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
34.
Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm Frager (Piano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
35.
Quartet for Strings no 15 in D minor, K 421 (417b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 26 Minutes 46 Secs. 
36.
Quartet for Strings no 17 in B flat major, K 458 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1988 
Venue:  Grosser Sendesaal, German Radio, Cologne 
Length: 23 Minutes 49 Secs. 
37.
Quartet for Strings no 19 in C major, K 465 "Dissonance" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Venue:  Grosser Sendesaal, German Radio, Cologne 
Length: 28 Minutes 19 Secs. 
38.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ryland Davies (Tenor), John Constable (Organ), Gwynne Howell (Bass),
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Elisabeth Bainbridge (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1971 
Venue:  Westminster Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 28 Minutes 39 Secs. 
39.
Kyrie in D minor, K 341 (368a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John Constable (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1788; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1971 
Venue:  Westminster Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
40.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John Constable (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1971 
Venue:  Westminster Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
41.
Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John Constable (Organ), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1971 
Venue:  Westminster Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 14 Secs. 
42.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
43.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jack Brymer (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Allegri String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
44.
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nicanor Zabaleta (Harp), Wolfgang Schulz (Flute)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/1975 
Venue:  Grossesaal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 27 Minutes 44 Secs. 
45.
Concerto for Flute no 1 in G major, K 313 (285c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Werner Tripp (Flute)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Venue:  Grossesaal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 27 Minutes 15 Secs. 
46.
Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dietmar Zeman (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Grossesaal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 19 Minutes 14 Secs. 
47.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, K 301 (293a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1983 
Venue:  Salle de la Mutualité, Paris, France 
Length: 13 Minutes 20 Secs. 
48.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, K 304 (300c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/1983 
Venue:  Salle de la Mutualité, Paris, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 2 Secs. 
49.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major, K 378 (317d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1986 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY 
Length: 18 Minutes 27 Secs. 
50.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, K 526 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 24 Minutes 35 Secs. 
51.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/1985 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 34 Secs. 
52.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1983 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 23 Minutes 58 Secs. 
53.
Sonata for Piano no 12 in F major, K 332 (300k) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1983 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 18 Minutes 33 Secs. 
54.
Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1983 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
55.
Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K 87 (74a): Al destin che by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Castillo Hall, Vevey, Switzerland 
Language: Italian 
56.
Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K 87 (74a): Se di regnar sei vago by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Castillo Hall, Vevey, Switzerland 
Language: Italian 
57.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non più andrai farfallone amoroso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Language: Italian 
58.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Language: Italian 
59.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
60.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Language: Italian 
61.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
62.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Language: Italian 
63.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
64.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Or sai chi l'onore by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
65.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Finch' han dal vino [Brindisi] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
66.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Batti, batti o bel Masetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Franz Bartolomey (Cello), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  György Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
67.
Don Giovanni, K 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradì quell' alma ingrata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
68.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Crudele?...Non mi dir, bell' idol mio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
69.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Gia la mensa è preparata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Michele Pertusi (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
70.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano), Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
71.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Ah costati...Smanie implacabili by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
72.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Temerari!...Come scoglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
73.
Zaide, K 344 (336b): Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Austria 
Language: German 
74.
Idomeneo, K 366: Padre, germani, addio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David Aronson (Harpsichord), Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/2003 
Venue:  Great Hall, Music Hall, Vienna 
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
75.
Idomeneo, K 366: Qual mi conturba by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Language: Italian 
76.
Idomeneo, K 366: Fuor del mar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Language: Italian 
77.
Idomeneo, K 366: D'Oreste, d'Ajace by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
78.
Idomeneo, K 366: Popoli! A voi l'ultima legge by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
79.
Idomeneo, K 366: Torna la pace by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
80.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: O wie ängstlich, o wie feurig by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
81.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Durch Zärtlichkeit by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
82.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Martern aller Arten by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
83.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Vivat Bacchus, Bacchus lebe! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass), Gösta Winbergh (Tenor), Edita Gruberova (Soprano),
Heinz Zednik (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
84.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Ha! wie will ich triumphieren by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Will Quadflieg (Spoken Vocals), Martti Talvela (Bass), Gösta Winbergh (Tenor),
Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
85.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1969 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
86.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
87.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O zittre nicht...Zum Leiden bin ich by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
88.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O Isis und Osiris by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
89.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
90.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Papagena! Papagena! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
91.
Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor), Willard White (Bass),
Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Susan Addison (Trombone)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
92.
Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Janet Perry (Soprano), Peter Schreier (Tenor), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano),
Benjamin Luxon (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
93.
Adagio and Fugue for Strings in C minor, K 546 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.35 in D, K.385 "Haffner": 1. Allegro con spirito
Symphony No.35 in D, K.385 "Haffner": 2. Andante
Symphony No.35 in D, K.385 "Haffner": 3. Menuetto
Symphony No.35 in D, K.385 "Haffner": 4. Finale (Presto)
Symphony No.36 in C, K.425 - "Linz": 1. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso
Symphony No.36 in C, K.425 - "Linz": 2. Andante
Symphony No.36 in C, K.425 - "Linz": 3. Menuetto
Symphony No.36 in C, K.425 - "Linz": 4. Finale (Presto)
Symphony No.40 In G Minor, K.550: 1. Molto allegro
Symphony No.40 In G Minor, K.550: 2. Andante
Symphony No.40 In G Minor, K.550: 3. Menuetto (Allegretto) - Trio
Symphony No.40 In G Minor, K.550: 4. Finale (Allegro assai)
Symphony No.38 in D, K.504 "Prague": 1. Adagio - Allegro
Symphony No.38 in D, K.504 "Prague": 2. Andante
Symphony No.38 in D, K.504 "Prague": 3. Finale (Presto)
Symphony No.39 in E flat, K.543: 1. Adagio - Allegro
Symphony No.39 in E flat, K.543: 2. Andante con moto
Symphony No.39 in E flat, K.543: 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Symphony No.39 in E flat, K.543: 4. Finale (Allegro)
Symphony No.41 In C, K.551 - "Jupiter": 1. Allegro vivace
Symphony No.41 In C, K.551 - "Jupiter": 2. Andante cantabile
Symphony No.41 In C, K.551 - "Jupiter": 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Symphony No.41 In C, K.551 - "Jupiter": 4. Molto allegro

Customer Reviews

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 A Great Starter Set July 6, 2012 By D. Rincon (San Antonio, TX) See All My Reviews "This an outstanding set of some of Mozart's best loved music which makes it an excellent starting and for some ending point in obtaining music by Mozart. Completists(sp?)may find this set wanting since it only includes favorite arias from Mozart operas and not complete operas as well as other music such as piano concertos. This set only contains 5 of the more popular piano concertos including #21 all lovingly played I might add by Brendel and Pires. Some also might quibble about the choice for the final 6 symphonies conducted by (3 each)Bohm and Bernstein. This is just an example of what completists may quibble about with this set. However, for those new to classicalmusic and/or just need a collection of outstanding recordings of Mozart's music this set may be just the ticket. A final note, as a frequenter to this web site this set does occasionally go on sale. I purchased mine at just one such sale by Arkiv, so keep a look out but remember it is a limited edition box set." Report Abuse
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