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Strengthen The Mind - Music For Intelligence & Learning


Release Date: 04/28/1998 
Label:  Spring Hill Music   Catalog #: 6501  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Takako NishizakiMalcolm BilsonWolf HardenJános Sebestyén
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella IstropolitanaOld Fairfield Academy OrchestraNorthern Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The recordings on this disc were compiled and sequenced by Don Campbell.
The theory behind THE MOZART EFFECT is that pleasant-but-not-emotional, tuneful-in-the-upper-register music (according to research by Dr. Alfred Tomatis, which has shown that high frequency melodies stimulate the language centers in the brain) is conducive to organized thinking and therefore greater retention.
Mozart is not unique in having created this kind of music, but in his extensive output there are many examples to choose from. This album, along with the others in this series, was compiled and sequenced by Don Campbell, author of the companion book.
Even though this compilation is meant to be background music to studying or preparing for work, the
Read more performances, especially by violinist Takako Nishizaki, are inspiring enough to ignore the 30 minute limitation recommended for best results (apparently even Mozart can be too much of a good thing). You may want to throw caution to the wind and seek out the performances of the complete works these excerpts were taken from. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216: 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
2. Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218: 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
3. Concerto for Piano in D major, K 107 no 1: 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm Bilson (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Old Fairfield Academy Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Notes: This selection is Mozart's arrangement of J.C. Bach's sonata for piano,
Opus 5 no 2. 
4. Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major, K 376 (374d): 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano), Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Period: Classical 
5. Symphony no 14 in A major, K 114: 4th movement, Allegro molto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
6. Divertimento for String Quartet in D major, K 136 (125a): Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
7. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 4th movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
8. Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 10 in F major, K 247: 2nd movement, Andante grazioso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
9. Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 17 in C major, K 336 (336d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  János Sebestyén (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 

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