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Relaxation, meditation, inspiration, elucidation...call it what you like, but for two centuries the graceful symmetries of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music have guided listeners to some kind of inner peace, the same mental state, one might fantasize, that Mozart was seeking when he wrote the music. In the film 'Amadeus' several movements are used strikingly to illustrate this benevolence and two of them, the Andantino from the Flute and Harp Concerto and the Adagio from the B flat Major Serenade, are to be found on this disc.
The selection is generous and varied, with entire movements from nine major works, solo, chamber and orchestral, and a trio from 'Cosě fan tutte' added for more than good measure. This wouldn't mean much if the
performers weren't good, but BMG provides a great roster, featuring flutist James Galway, clarinetist Richard Stolzman and pianist Alicia de Larrocha, along with the Tokyo String Quartet and several top orchestras. So whether or not you intend to relax it's a good listen all the way. Read less
Works on This Recording
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
English Chamber Orchestra
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs.
Notes: Richard Stoltzman plays his own cadenza.
This selection is an ADD recording.
Cosě fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano),
Ezio Flagello (Bass),
Leontyne Price (Soprano)
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs.
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
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