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Mozart For Relaxation


Release Date: 03/09/1999 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 63329   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James GalwayMarisa RoblesJulius LevineAlicia De Larrocha,   ... 
Conductor:  Eduardo MataLibor HlavácekAlexander SchneiderSir Colin Davis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraGuarneri String QuartetPrague Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 'Così fan tutte' added for more than good measure. This wouldn't mean much if the
Read more 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

1.
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), Marisa Robles (Harp)
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 2nd movement, Romanza by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Julius Levine (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 13 in B flat major, K 333 (315c): 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783-1784; Linz, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Josef Suk (Violin)
Conductor:  Libor Hlavácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
5.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Richard Stoltzman plays his own cadenza.
This selection is an ADD recording. 
6.
Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita": 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Winds
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
7.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano), Ezio Flagello (Bass), Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
8.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 38 Secs. 
10.
Andante for Flute and Orchestra in C major, K 315 (285e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 39 Secs. 

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