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Mozart: Last Three Symphonies / Beecham, Furtwängler, Et Al


Release Date: 05/07/2002 
Label:  Andante   Catalog #: 1982   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Felix WeingartnerErich KleiberSir Thomas BeechamRichard Strauss,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin State Opera OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 3 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It is a thrill to hear what else can be found in these eternal scores!"
-- San Francisco Chronicle (USA)

This 3-CD set comprises comparative interpretations of Mozart's last three Symphonies -- No. 39 in E-flat major, No. 40 in G minor and No. 41 in C major, "Jupiter" -- by some of the 20th century's greatest conductors. Erich Kleiber (1927), Felix Weingartner (1928) and Josef Krips (1947) are featured in No. 39; Richard Strauss (1927), Sir Thomas Beecham (1937) and Wilhelm Furtwängler (1949) lead No. 40. Bruno Walter (1928) and Arturo Toscanini (1945) conduct both No. 41 and the "Die Zauberflöte" Overture. With this unique collection, music lovers have the opportunity to compare
Read more highly distinct approaches to these immortal scores. The 96-page booklet includes classic photos of the conductors at work, as well as an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tim Page, an essay by "New York Times" critic Paul Griffiths ("Mozart in the 20th Century") and detailed artist biographies from "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians."
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Felix Weingartner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 4/12/1928 
Venue:  Westminster Central Hall, London 
Length: 25 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is performed three times on this CD. 
2.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Erich Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/28/1927 
Venue:  Beethoven Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 26 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is performed three times on this CD. 
3.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/14/1947 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 25 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is performed three times on this CD. 
4.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1937 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London 
Length: 25 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is performed three times on this CD. 
5.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Richard Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1927 
Venue:  Polydor Studios, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 21 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is performed three times on this CD. 
6.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1948-9 
Venue:  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 24 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is performed three times on this CD. 
7.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 6/14/1928 
Venue:  Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
8.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1/11/1938 
Venue:  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 27 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is performed three times on this CD. 
9.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 6/2/1938 
Venue:  Queen's Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
10.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 6/22/1945 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 25 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is performed three times on this CD. 

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