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Contemporaries Of Mozart - Salieri: Symphonies / Bamert, London Mozart Players


Release Date: 02/27/2001 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9877   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The highlight of this sunny, consistently delightful disc comes in the form of 26 Variations on "La folia di Spagna", based on one of the most famous tunes in Western civilization. A veritable "concerto for orchestra", this late (1815) masterpiece offers a compendium of orchestral tricks of the trade, with brilliant sectional writing, echo effects, and solos for everyone, including (alongside more traditional strings and winds) trombones, harp, and even snare drum. Why it's not an orchestral staple even today simply defies the imagination, and aside from a less-than-seductive principal violin solo, it's brilliantly played here.


The remaining works consist of opera overtures and symphonies created
Read more from them, in the purest pre-Rossini Italian tradition. Zesty rhythms, lively tunes, and daring wind writing make these pieces a joy from first note to last. The Sinfonia "Il giorno onomastico" and the overtures to Falstaff and Angiolina offer particularly enticing melodies set amid bold splashes of orchestral color. As noted, Matthias Bamert and his London Mozart players do the music proud, though Chandos' recording does not quite solve the problem of recording a small orchestra up close in an overly ample acoustic. Great fun.
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. L'Angiolina, ossia Il matrimonio per sussurro: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  All Saints, Tooting, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2. Symphony in D major "La Veneziana" by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  All Saints, Tooting, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 57 Secs. 
3. La locandiera: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1773; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  All Saints, Tooting, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4. Symphony in D major "Il giorno onomastico" by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  All Saints, Tooting, London, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 54 Secs. 
5. Variations (24) on "Folia di spagna" by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1815 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  All Saints, Tooting, London, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6. Cublai, gran kan de' Tartari: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  All Saints, Tooting, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
7. Falstaff: Overture by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1799; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  All Saints, Tooting, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Cublai gran kan de' Tartari: Overture
26 Variations on La Folia di Spagna
L' Angiolina: ossia il matrimonio per sussurro: Overture
Sinfonia in D major, "La Veneziana": I. Allegro assai
Sinfonia in D major, "La Veneziana": II. Andantino grazioso -
Sinfonia in D major, "La Veneziana": III. Presto
La locandiera: Overture: I. Allegro assai -
La locandiera: Overture: II. Andantino -
La locandiera: Overture: III. Presto
Sinfonia in D major, "Il giorno onomastico": I. Allegro, quasi presto
Sinfonia in D major, "Il giorno onomastico": II. Larghetto
Sinfonia in D major, "Il giorno onomastico": III. Minuetto: Non tanto allegro - Trio
Sinfonia in D major, "Il giorno onomastico": IV. Allegretto e sempre l'istesso tempo
Falstaff: ossia Le tre burle: Overture

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