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Mozart: Gehn Wir Im Prater - Secular Canons / Matt, Chamber Choir Of Europe

Mozart / Chamber Choir Of Europe / Matt
Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94783   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mozart considered canon-writing an essential compositional skill. Though canons are often small chamber works to be performed in company, Mozart's sketches of some of these works show that the composer carefully considered them before completion, giving them as much thought as his larger and more famous works.

This collection includes Mozart's complete canons. The works vary in instrumentation and character; among the vocal ones are puzzle canons (which show one line of music and text, along with only the entry points of the other parts), the ambitious 12-part V'amo di core and the multi-lingual Bona nox! Bist a rechta Ox. Mozart's sense of humour is demonstrated in the two canons written to the daringly-named text of Leck
Read more mir den Arsch, as well as in the Difficile lectu mihi mars et jonicu difficile which, provided that the singer has the right accent, provides much hilarity. Aside from the vocal canons, there are several written for instruments, including the Adagio in F major, composed for two basset horns and bassoon.

The vocal canons are performed here by the acclaimed Chamber Choir of Europe, directed by Nicol Matt. The collection also boasts performances by the Klarinetten-Trio der Musikschule Achern-Oberkirch and distinguished soloists of the Württembergischen Philharmonie Reutlingen.

Other information:
- Recorded November 2002, Alte Kirche Fautenbach, Germany.
- That Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was not the angelic Wunderkind living in his musical heaven of divine inspiration is proven by his secular canons, which he wrote as a personal pastime entertainment. This is the other side of the genius, essential in order to get the complete picture of Mozart the man and musician.
- Not all canons bear titles like "leck mir den Arsch", some others are extremely witty and inventive musical jokes.
- Expertly sung and performed by the Chamber Choir of Europe, conducted by Nicol Matt.
- Contains notes on the composer and works and contains sung texts. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lieber freistädler, K 232 (509a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Leck mir den Arsch, K 233 (382d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1782; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Canons (8) in F major, K 508a: Canon no 1 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Adagio for 2 Basset Horns and Bassoon in F major, K 410 (484d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
5.
O Du eselhafter Peierl! in A major, K 560b by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
6.
Leck mich im Arsch, K 231 (382c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1782; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Canons (8) in F major, K 508a: Canon no 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Canons (8) in F major, K 508a: Canon no 2 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Bona nox! bist a rechta Ox, K 561 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Kyrie, K 89 (73k) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772 
11.
Alleluia in C major, K 553 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Ave Maria in F major, K 554 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Dona nobis pacem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
14.
Canons (8) in F major, K 508a: Canon no 4 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Canon in 3 parts in C major, K 508A by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: c1786 
16.
Canon à 4 in A major, K 89a no 1 (73i) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772 
17.
Canon à 3 in F major, K 507 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Bei der Hitz' im Sommer ess ich, K 234 (382e) "Essen, trinken" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: c1782 
19.
V'amo di core teneramente, K 348 (382g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1782; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Sinkt die Nacht, K Anh. 109d by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
21.
Puzzle Canons (4), K 89a no 2 (73r) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772 
22.
Nascoso è il mio sol, K 557 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Lacrimoso son' io, K 555 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Grechtelt's enk, K 556 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Gehn wir im Prater, K 558 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Difficile lectu mihi mars, K 559 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Caro bell'idol mio, K 562 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Canons (8) in F major, K 508a: Canon no 8 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Canons (8) in F major, K 508a: Canon no 7 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Canons (8) in F major, K 508a: Canon no 6 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Canon à 6 in D major, K 347 (382f) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
32.
Canon à 4 in F major, K 228 (515b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
33.
Canon à 4 in B flat major, K 562a [spurious] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
34.
Canon à 3 in C minor, K 229 (382a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1782; Vienna, Austria 
35.
Canon à 2 in C minor, K 230 (382b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
36.
Canon à 4 in C major, K Anh. 191 (562c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Choir of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: ?Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Adagio in F Major, K. 410
Leck mir den Arsch , K. 233
Lieber Freistadtler, lieber Gaulimauli, K. 232
Canons in F Major, K. 508a: No. 1. Canon a 3
O du eselhafter Martin, K.560b
Bona nox! bist a rechta Ox, K. 561
Canons in F Major, K. 508a: No. 2. Canon a 3
Leck mich im Arsch, K. 231
Canons in F Major, K. 508a: No. 3. Canon a 2
Kyrie in G Major, K. 89
Alleluia a 3, K. 553
Ave Maria, K. 554
Dona nobis pacem, K. Anh. 109d
Canons in F Major, K. 508a: No. 4. Canon a 2
Heiterkeit und leichtes Blut in F Major, K. 507
Hei wenn die Glaser, K. 89a
Canons in F Major, K. 508a: No. 5. Canon a 2
Bei der Hitz' im Sommer ess ich, K. 234 (with alternative text)
Canon a 3 in F Major, K. 508, "Auf das Wohl aller Freunde"
Canons in F Major, K. 508a: No. 6. Canon a 2
Puzzle Canons, K. 89a: No. 1. Incipe
Puzzle Canons, K. 89a: No. 2. Cantate Domino
Puzzle Canons, K. 89a: No. 3. Confitebor tibi
Puzzle Canons, K. 89a: No. 4. Tebana bella
Canons in F Major, K. 508a: No. 7. Canon a 2
Grechtelt's enk, K. 556
Gehn wir im Prater, K. 558
Canons in F Major, K. 508a: No. 8. Canon a 2
V'amo di core teneramente, K. 348
Lacrimoso son'io, K. 555
Caro bell'idol mio, K. 562
Nascoso e il mio sol, K. 557
Difficile lectu mihi mars in F Major, K. 559
Canon a 3 in C Major, K. 508A
Canon a 3 in C Minor, K. 229 (with alternative text)
Canon a 2 in C Minor, K. 230 (with alternative text)
Canon a 6 in D Major, K. 347
Canon a 4 in C Major, K. a191
Horch, ihr susses Lied, K. 562a
Lebet wohl, K. 283
Sinkt die Nacht, K. a109d

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