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Classic Library - Mozart: Overtures / Davis, Et Al


Release Date: 03/28/2006 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 76235   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Colin Davis is a fine Mozartean, as most readers/listeners will already know. His Philips recordings of the late symphonies with this orchestra stand among the best available, and this disc of 12 opera overtures is of similar quality. It may be that The Abduction from the Seraglio hasn't quite the sparkle that some period-instrument groups bring to it (the percussion is very well-behaved), and Don Giovanni could have a touch more ferocity--but this is quibbling. The musical values here are first-class, with beautifully turned string playing, wonderful contributions from the wind section, and transparent textures: it all represents splendid "big band" Mozart in the modern tradition. RCA's sonics, as with most issues from this source, are Read more also warm and detailed. You can actually play the entire disc right through without ever becoming bored or feeling that it's just too much of a good thing, and this fact alone speaks volumes. An excellent collection! [4/10/2006]

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
2.
Bastien und Bastienne, K 50 (46a): Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3.
Der Schauspieldirektor, K 486: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4.
Lucio Silla, K 135: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 38 Secs. 
5.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6.
La finta giardiniera, K 196: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 
7.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
8.
Il rè pastore, K 208: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
9.
La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
10.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
11.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
12.
Idomeneo, K 366: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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