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The Lighter Mozart / Convivium Musicum München, Et Al


Release Date: 11/22/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 86879   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartJohann Ludwig Krebs
Performer:  Walter BerryHermann PreyPeter SchreierErika Köth
Conductor:  Erich KellerXavier Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium MusicumGerman Academy Chamber ChorusMunich Chamber Orchestra members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews





?The Lighter Mozart? is a reissue of material recorded in 1966 and 1973, digitally re-mastered in 1988, and now appearing as part of a midprice ?Encore? series. If you missed it in either its LP or earlier CD editions, don?t let it get away now. The charm of these Mozart pieces will grab you immediately, especially the tracks sung by the four soloists. There is a nursery rhyme quality to many of them, cute simple tunes that sparkle with Mozart?s wit and inventiveness. Among the delights is a cat duet, similar to, but predating, the more familiar one by Rossini. The four soloists sound like they were having a great time singing these charming, witty pieces. The seven Read more a capella canons sung by the Wiener Akademie Kammerchor, inserted amongst the accompanied material, offer an interesting contrast bringing us some bawdy lyrics sung with a straight face. The only regret I have is that a libretto was not included. The booklet only hints at the humor inherent in many of these selections.


The most familiar piece is The Musical Joke . Not part of the original release, it is used here as a filler. Some of the musical jokes are blatantly obvious; others are more subtle and reveal themselves with repeated hearings. This album is 66 minutes of pure joy.


FANFARE: David L. Kirk
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Works on This Recording

1.
Komm, liebe Zither, K 351 (367b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Keller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780-1781; Munich, Germany 
2.
Caro mio Druck und Schluck, K Anh. 5 (571a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Peter Schreier (Tenor), Erika Köth (Soprano),
Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Erich Keller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Nur stille...Die Strahlen der Sonne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Keller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Difficile lectu mihi mars, K 559 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Xavier Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Academy Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Das gestöre Ständchen , K Anh. 441c by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Keller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1783; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Verewight glüht hier Herz un Sinn by Johann Ludwig Krebs
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Keller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
7.
Canon à 3 in F major, K 508 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Xavier Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Academy Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Canon à 3 in F major, K 507 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Xavier Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Academy Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Lieber freistädler, K 232 (509a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Xavier Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Academy Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Im Grab ists finster, K Anh. 6 (441b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Peter Schreier (Tenor), Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Erich Keller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
Period: Classical 
11.
Liebes Mandel, wo is's Bandel, K 441 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Erika Köth (Soprano), Peter Schreier (Tenor),
Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Erich Keller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
12.
O Du eselhafter Peierl! in A major, K 560a (559a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Xavier Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Academy Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Brüder, lasst uns lustig sein, K 344 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Keller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1980; Salzburg, Austria 
14.
Nun, Liebes Weibchen, K 592a by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erika Köth (Soprano), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Keller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Gehn wir im Prater, K 558 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Xavier Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Academy Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Zaide, K 344 (336b): Wer hungrig bei der Tafel sitzt by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Keller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
17.
Bei der Hitz' im Sommer ess ich, K 234 (382e) "Essen, trinken" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Xavier Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Academy Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: c1782 
18.
Warnung, K 433 (416c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Erich Keller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Convivium Musicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Bona nox! bist a rechta Ox, K 561 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Xavier Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Academy Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Eine musikalischer Spass, K 522 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Chamber Orchestra members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 

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