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Sándor Végh - Salzburger Mozart Matineen 1988-1993


Release Date: 11/27/2007 
Label:  Orfeo D'or Catalog #: 741073   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sándor Végh's credentials as a Mozart conductor need no introduction. His musicianship, sense of style, and interpretive standards were second to none. Just listen to the way he handles the first subject of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik's opening movement, his execution of both forte and piano passages, giving each its particular character while always maintaining the long singing line. All of the performances in this set, drawn from the Salzburg Festival's Mozart Matinee concerts from 1988-93, show these same qualities in virtually every bar. The "little" G minor symphony is particularly noteworthy in this respect, perhaps because of its greater emotional range than the various divertimentos and cassations also included Read more here; but there isn't a note anywhere that isn't vibrantly alive.

The three concertos with Schiff (Nos. 8, 11, and 13) comprise the most substantial works in this set. Although very well performed, Schiff and Végh made commercial recordings of these pieces for Decca that feature even better playing and engineering. In the two vocal numbers, including "Ch'io mi scordi di te?", perhaps the greatest concert aria ever written (and featuring Schiff in the piano solos), mezzo Daphne Evangelatos has a notably rich and pleasant tone, but she sings under the notes and fudges some of her passage-work. So there are small blemishes here and there. The sonics are good but variable over the five-year period in which the performances took place, and the programming may not be optimal from a marketing point of view if you already own the Decca set of piano concertos--but in all other respects this is a set to cherish.

--David Hurwitz, Classics Today.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Cassation in G major, K 63 "Final-Musik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1769; Salzburg, Austria 
2. Concerto for Piano no 11 in F major, K 413 (387a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
3. Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 10 in F major, K 247 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
4. Cassation for 2 Oboes, 2 Horns and Strings in B flat major, K 99 (63a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1769; Salzburg, Austria 
5. Concerto for Piano no 8 in C major, K 246 "Lützow" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
6. Divertimento for String Quartet in D major, K 136 (125a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
7. Symphony no 25 in G minor, K 183 (173dB) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Written: 1773 
8. Divertimento for 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and Strings no 1 in E flat major, K 113 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Milan, Italy 
9. Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
10. Chi sa qual sia, K 582 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
11. Ch'io mi scordi di te...Non temer, amato bene, K 505 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
12. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
13. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 

Featured Sound Samples

Divertimento for String Quartet in D: III. Presto
Piano Concerto no 11: III. Tempo di menuetto
Cassation in G: III. Andante

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