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Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 31-36 & 38-41 / Maag, Orchestra Di Padova E Del Vento


Release Date: 06/01/2004 
Label:  Arts Music   Catalog #: 47650   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Padua and Veneto Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Listeners who enjoyed Peter Maag's vital and musicianly Beethoven symphony cycle will find similarly uplifting qualities throughout his traversals of Mozart's late symphonies. The chamber-like dimensions of Maag's orchestra allow for unusually clear and forwardly balanced winds and brass along with the textural lightness, punchy accents, and assertive timpani whacks characteristic of many period-instrument Mozart performances on disc. At the same time, Maag takes every opportunity he can for his small, slightly undernourished string section to sing out with full operatic vibrancy (especially in unaccompanied unison passages).


Just a few of many examples demonstrate Maag's
Read more aesthetic rightness and care with detail: the B-flat K. 319 symphony's delicate canonic interplay in the slow movement; the magical transitions he effects between the introductory Adagios and opening Allegros in the first movements of the "Prague" and E-flat K. 543; the subtle inflections gracing the G minor K. 550's slow movement; and the crisp specificity with which the "Jupiter" symphony's polyphonic finale unravels and builds. Occasional ensemble and solo blemishes are inconsequential in light of the intensity and commitment informing each and every bar. Given the vivid impact of Arts Music's engineering and the label's modest asking price, Maag's Mozart virtually recommends itself. Welcome it into your library without delay.
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 31 in D major, K 297 (300a) "Paris" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Padua and Veneto Orchestra
Written: 1778 
2.
Symphony no 32 in G major, K 318 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Padua and Veneto Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 33 in B flat major, K 319 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Padua and Veneto Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 34 in C major, K 338 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Padua and Veneto Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Padua and Veneto Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Padua and Veneto Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Linz, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Padua and Veneto Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Padua and Veneto Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Padua and Veneto Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Padua and Veneto Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 

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