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The Greatest Mozart Show On Earth


Release Date: 04/03/2000 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 466494   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Radu LupuCecilia BartoliFritz DolezalKlaus Peisteiner,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerUri SegalGyörgy FischerStephen Cleobury,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsEnglish Chamber OrchestraVienna Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In a Mozart survey, you would certainly want some of the beautiful sacred vocal music, such as the Lacrimosa from the Requiem or the lovely Ave verum corpus, and of course some glorious pieces from the operas, such as "Là ci darem la mano" from 'Don Giovanni,' the exquisite trio "Soave sia il vento" from 'Cosi fan tutte' or the Queen of the Night's spectacular aria from 'The Magic Flute.' Ah, but then you must have some movements from the concertos, where the instruments are made to sing like characters in their own imaginary operas, such as the serene Andante from the C major Piano Concerto, the melting Andantino from the Concerto for Flute and Harp, or the jolly Rondo from the E flat major Horn Concerto, and one would not want to neglect Read more the urgent calling of the great G minor Symphony's opening or the "Jupiter" Symphony's majestic finale, not to mention the nervous scurrying of the 'Marriage of Figaro' Overture or the blissful repose of the Adagio from the B flat major Serenade (the piece that made Salieri faint in AMADEUS). All of that, and lots more, is here in this set, performed by a stellar roster of artists from the Decca catalog, giving you what might be called THE GREATEST MOZART SHOW ON EARTH. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Conductor:  Uri Segal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  György Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
4.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritz Dolezal (Cello), Klaus Peisteiner (Viola), Hubert Kroisamer (Violin),
Werner Hink (Violin), Peter Schmidl (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Octet members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
5.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Vivian (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
6.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Winchester College Chapel Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
7.
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Frances Kelly (Harp), Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
8.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
9.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Michele Pertusi (Bass), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
10.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543: 2nd movement, Andante con moto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
11.
Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
12.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
13.
Contradances (5), K 609: no 1 in C major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: This contradance is based on the melody of the aria "Non più andrai" from Mozart's opera Le nozze di Figaro. 
14.
German Dances (3), K 605: no 3 in C major "Sleigh ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
16.
Eine musikalischer Spass, K 522: Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
17.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: 1st movement, Molto allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
18.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545: 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
19.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
20.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Franklin Cohen (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
21.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
22.
Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita": 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Jack Brymer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Wind Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
23.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
24.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
25.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
26.
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
27.
Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, K 243: Dulcissimum convivium by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Margaret Marshall (Soprano)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wren Orchestra,  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
28.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
29.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Finch' han dal vino [Brindisi] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
30.
Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 17 in D major, K 334 (320b): Minuet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779-1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
31.
Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
32.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter": 4th movement, Molto allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1. Allegro
Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467: 2. Andante
Le nozze di Figaro / Act 2: "Voi che sapete"
Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581: 2. Larghetto
Ave verum corpus, K.618
Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339: 5. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Ps. 116/117)
Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C, K.299: 2. Andantino
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492: Overture
Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1: "Soave sia il vento"
Symphony No.39 in E flat, K.543: 2. Andante con moto
Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495: 3. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2: "Deh! vieni alla finestra"
Five Contredanses, K.609 "Non più andrai": 1. In C «Non più andrai»
Three German Dances, K.605: No.3 in C, Trio "Die Schlittenfahrt"
Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K.488: 2. Andante
Ein musikalischer Spass, K.522: 4. Presto
Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550: 1. Molto allegro
Piano Sonata No.16 in C, K.545 "Sonata facile": 1. Allegro
Die Zauberflöte / Act 2: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen"
Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622: 2. Adagio
Don Giovanni / Act 1: "Là ci darem la mano"
Serenade in B flat, K.361 "Gran partita": 3. Adagio
Die Zauberflöte / Act 1: "Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja"
Le nozze di Figaro / Act 3: "Dove sono i bei momenti"
Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216: 2. Adagio
Requiem in D minor, K.626: Lacrimosa
Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento in E flat, K.243: Dulcissimum Convivium...Viaticum in Domino morientum
Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca": 3. Alla Turca (Allegretto)
Don Giovanni / Act 1: "Fin ch'han dal vino"
Divertimento in D, K.334: 3. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto
Exsultate, jubilate, K.165: 4. Alleluia
Symphony No.41 in C, K.551 - "Jupiter": 4. Molto allegro

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