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Mozart For Mothers-to-be


Release Date: 04/09/1996 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 454178   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Arthur GrumiauxArpád GereczGeorges JanzerMax Lesueur,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerSir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsQuartetto ItalianoAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This classical music compilation geared for expecting mothers is appropriately lighthearted and sweet, and intended to produce a state of mind--and body--that is ideal for a developing baby and an enhancement to the bond between mother and child. This particular group of Mozart pieces, performed by several renowned orchestras and ensembles, shows a fitting preference for delicately singing strings, such as the tranquil "String Quartet No. 12 In B-Flat - Adagio," and the soothing "Cassation (Final-Musik) In G - Adagio."
This disc contains both ADD and DDD recordings.
This classical music compilation geared for expecting mothers is appropriately lighthearted and sweet, and intended to produce a state of mind--and body--that is ideal for a developing baby and an enhancement to the bond between mother and child. This particular group of Mozart pieces, performed by several renowned orchestras and ensembles, shows a fitting preference for delicately singing strings, such as the tranquil "String Quartet No. 12 In B-Flat - Adagio," and the soothing "Cassation (Final-Musik) In G - Adagio."
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Works on This Recording

1. Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 15 in B flat major, K 287 (271H): Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2. Cassation in G major, K 63 "Final-Musik": 5th movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1769; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3. Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 10 in F major, K 247: 2nd movement, Andante grazioso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4. Quartet for Strings no 12 in B flat major, K 172: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5. Divertimento for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, 4 Horns and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
6. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
7. Divertimento for String Quartet in D major, K 136 (125a): Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
8. Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita": 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9. Preludes and Fugues (6) for Violin, Viola and Cello, K 404a: no 3 in F major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grumiaux Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes Mozart's arrangement of J.S. Bach's fugue, BWV
882. 
10. Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 1 in B flat major, K 174: Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Arpád Gerecz (Violin), Georges Janzer (Viola),
Max Lesueur (Viola), Eva Czako (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
11. Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
12. Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 15 in B flat major, K 287 (271H): Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 50 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The London Sketchbook, K. 15a-ss (arr. and/or orch. E. Smith) - Divertimento in B flat: 4. [Adagio], K.15mm
Cassation (Final-Musik) in G, K.63: 5. Adagio
The London Sketchbook, K. 15a-ss (arr. and/or orch. E. Smith) - Divertimento in G minor: 2. [Andante], K.15q
String Quartet No.12 in B flat, K.172: 2. Adagio
Divertimento in D, K.131: 2. Adagio
Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2. Romance (Andante)
Divertimento in D, K.136: 2. Andante
Serenade in B flat, K.361 "Gran partita": 3. Adagio
Six Preludes and Fugues, K.404a: Prelude III: Adagio
String Quintet No.1 in B flat, K.174: 2. Adagio
Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218: 2. Andante cantabile
Divertimento No.15 in B flat major, K.287: 4. Adagio

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