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Mozart: Overtures / Marcon, La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel


Release Date: 05/17/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001550902  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As a proven specialist in the Baroque repertory, Andrea Marcon approaches Mozart’s scores from the primary perspective of their historical background. But his micro-managerial approach to the music by no means precludes a wider structural overview. With his almost obsessive precision in terms of his phrasing and articulation, including a striking awareness of the significance of the rests, he allows the musical discourse to achieve a clarity that appeals to the listener with tremendous directness and immediacy. But this historical approach also allows Marcon to recognize the new as such and to make the listener, too, aware of its importance: “Although we may think we know these works very well, we can still hear in them things we’ve Read more never heard before and that are quite literally unheard of.” This is undoubtedly also due to the way in which the various instruments are treated as individuals. Marcon’s aesthetic concept aims to achieve clarity, translucency and intelli­gibility, even in the work’s most filigree details. What emerges is not a homogenized sound but rather the opposite: the beauty of this recording lies in its physical and even rough-edged immediacy and directness. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K 38: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Salzburg, Austria 
2.
Bastien und Bastienne, K 50 (46a): Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
3.
La finta semplice, K 51 (46a): Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1769; Salzburg, Austria 
4.
Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K 87 (74a): Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Milan, Italy 
5.
La Betulia liberata, K 118 (74c): Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Salzburg, Austria 
6.
La Betulia liberata, K 118 (74c): Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Salzburg, Austria 
7.
Ascanio in Alba, K 111: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Milan, Italy 
8.
Lucio Silla, K 135: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Milan, Italy 
9.
Il rè pastore, K 208: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
10.
La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Prague, Czech Republ 
11.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
14.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Der Schauspieldirektor, K 486: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Idomeneo, K 366: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Andrea Marcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 

Sound Samples

Apollo et Hyacinthus, K.38: Intrada
Bastien und Bastienne, K.50: Intrada
La finta semplice, K.51: Sinfonia
Mitridate, re di Ponto, K.87: Overture
La Betulia liberata, K.118: Overtura
Ascanio in Alba, KV 111: Overture
Lucio Silla: Overture
Il re pastore, K.208: Overture
Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366: Ouverture
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K.384: Ouvertüre
Der Schauspieldirektor, K.486: Ouvertüre
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492: Overture
Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527: Overture
Così fan tutte, K.588: Overture
Die Zauberflöte, K.620: Overture
La clemenza di Tito, K.621: Overture

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