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Mozart: Piano Concertos, Symphony, Etc / Furtwängler, Et Al


Release Date: 07/30/2002 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1097   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-SkodaDagmar Bella
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 2 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For the two Mozart concertos this is the first authentic release ever of the recently discovered original and complete recordings. They have been reproduced from the only surviving original recordings. So now, with this CD we bring to an end several decades of confusion surrounding the live recording of Furtwangler conducting Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos, KV365. All previous releases are not authentic, not conducted by Furtwangler and not played by Dagmar Bella, although one of the two pianists was indeed Badura Skoda. The genuine recording is published here for the first time. As well, on prior releases of the Concerto KV 482, the first 67 measures were dubbed in from a recording not conducted by Furtwangler, though the rest of the Read more performance was authentic. Now KV 482 has also been lovingly restored by Maggi Payne, using several original sources. The booklet includes an essay by Roger Smithson on the reconstruction and Badura-Skoda's recollections of playing under Furtwangler. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/27/1952 
Length: 36 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dagmar Bella (Piano), Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/08/1949 
Length: 24 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3.
Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1926-47 
Length: 45 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
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: 1948-49 
Length: 24 Minutes 13 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482: Announcer (fades in mid-sentence)
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482: II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482: III. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482: Announcer
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K. 365: Audience - Announcer
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K. 365: I. Allegro
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K. 365: II. Andante
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K. 365: III. Rondo: Allegro
Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K. 361, "Gran Partita": I. Largo - Allegro molto
Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K. 361, "Gran Partita": II. Menuetto - Trio I - Trio II
Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K. 361, "Gran Partita": III. Adagio
Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K. 361, "Gran Partita": IV. Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio I - Trio II
Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K. 361, "Gran Partita": V. Romanze: Adagio - Allegretto
Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K. 361, "Gran Partita": VI. Tema con variazioni: Andante
Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K. 361, "Gran Partita": VII. Rondo: Allegro molto
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: I. Molto allegro
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: II. Andante
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: III. Menuetto: Allegretto
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: IV. Allegro assai

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