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Mozart: The Symphonies / Pinnock, English Concert


Release Date: 10/08/2002 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 471666   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Number of Discs: 11 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 12 Hours 48 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Trevor Pinnock's set of Mozart symphonies, recorded between 1992 and early 1995, was greeted warmly upon its release in three separate volumes (the last volume typically never made it to U.S. shores as a domestic release) and Universal has seen fit to re-issue it in an 11-CD box as part of its Collectors Edition series. While the general public honed its "historically informed" ear on the pioneering compilation set by Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music in the mid-1980s, Pinnock's later account, the second such to use period instruments, showed just how much more refined and skillful period-instrument playing was to become. "Authentic" colors abound--bright,
Read more aggressive, vibratoless strings and pungent winds combine to provide the now-customary sparkling textures redolent in period performances--but with a suaver, more graceful, and better-tuned overall presentation than its predecessor.

In general, Pinnock opts for a degree of moderation and conviviality in the slow movements that brings out their lyricism, a contrast with Hogwood's starker stance. Pinnock conjures up the dark, heavier timbres necessary for the opening of the Prague and in the Andante section of the E-flat symphony (K. 543), among other examples. This set has been one of the stalwarts of the period-practice approach since it first appeared, and it sounds as great as ever. And in spite of more recent competition, it continues to be highly and widely recommended. If you like your Mozart with plenty of rhythmic vivacity and without a smidgen of harshness that has befallen so many period-instrument recordings, then look no further than this now attractively priced gem.

--Michael Liebowitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in E flat major, K 16 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 57 Secs. 
2.
Symphony in F major, K Anh. 223 (19a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 7a in G major, K Anh. 221 (45a) "Old Lambach" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765-1766; The Hague, Netherlan 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 4 in D major, K 19 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, K 22 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; Netherlands 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 6 in F major, K 43 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 1 Secs. 
7.
Symphony no 7 in D major, K 45 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 45 Secs. 
8.
Symphony no 8 in D major, K 48 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 25 Secs. 
9.
Symphony no 9 in C major, K 73 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 40 Secs. 
10.
Symphony no 10 in G major, K 74 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 39 Secs. 
11.
Symphony no 11 in D major, K 84 (73q) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 
12.
Symphony no 12 in G major, K 110 (75b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 6 Secs. 
13.
Symphony no 13 in F major, K 112 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 21 Secs. 
14.
Symphony no 14 in A major, K 114 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 20 Minutes 46 Secs. 
15.
Symphony no 15 in G major, K 124 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 40 Secs. 
16.
Symphony no 16 in C major, K 128 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 45 Secs. 
17.
Symphony no 17 in G major, K 129 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 58 Secs. 
18.
Symphony no 18 in F major, K 130 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 19 Minutes 36 Secs. 
19.
Symphony no 19 in E flat major, K 132 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 18 Minutes 21 Secs. 
20.
Symphony no 20 in D major, K 133 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 36 Secs. 
21.
Symphony no 21 in A major, K 134 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 34 Secs. 
22.
Symphony no 22 in C major, K 162 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
23.
Symphony no 23 in D major, K 181 (162b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 5 Secs. 
24.
Symphony no 24 in B flat major, K 182 (173dA) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 
25.
Symphony no 25 in G minor, K 183 (173dB) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Written: 1773 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 27 Minutes 36 Secs. 
26.
Symphony no 26 in E flat major, K 184 (161a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
27.
Symphony no 27 in G major, K 199 (161b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 38 Secs. 
28.
Symphony no 28 in C major, K 200 (189k) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Written: 1774 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 25 Minutes 45 Secs. 
29.
Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (186a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Written: 1774 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 31 Minutes 39 Secs. 
30.
Symphony no 30 in D major, K 202 (186b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 21 Minutes 26 Secs. 
31.
Symphony no 31 in D major, K 297 (300a) "Paris" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Written: 1778 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 57 Secs. 
32.
Symphony no 32 in G major, K 318 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
33.
Symphony no 33 in B flat major, K 319 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 41 Secs. 
34.
Symphony no 34 in C major, K 338 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 21 Minutes 38 Secs. 
35.
Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 19 Minutes 45 Secs. 
36.
Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Linz, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 31 Minutes 51 Secs. 
37.
Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 32 Minutes 44 Secs. 
38.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 30 Minutes 37 Secs. 
39.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 32 Minutes 51 Secs. 
40.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 39 Minutes 32 Secs. 
41.
Symphony no 43 in F major, K 76 (42a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; ?Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 42 Secs. 
42.
Symphony no 55 in B flat major, K Anh. 214 (45b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; ?Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 24 Secs. 
43.
Symphony no 44 in D major, K 81 (73l) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 57 Secs. 
44.
Symphony no 47 in D major, K 97 (73m) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 42 Secs. 
45.
Symphony no 45 in D major, K 95 (73n) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 46 Secs. 
46.
Symphony no 54 in B flat major, K Anh. 216 (C11.03) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770-1771; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 53 Secs. 
47.
Symphony no 42 in F major, K 75 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 16 Secs. 
48.
Symphony no 46 in C major, K 96 (111b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.1 in E flat, K.16: 1. Molto allegro
Symphony No.1 in E flat, K.16: 2. Andante
Symphony No.1 in E flat, K.16: 3. Presto
Symphony in F, K.App.223: 1. Allegro assai
Symphony in F, K.App.223: 2. Andante
Symphony in F, K.App.223: 3. Presto
Symphony No.4 in D, K.19: 1. Allegro
Symphony No.4 in D, K.19: 2. Andante
Symphony No.4 in D, K.19: 3. Presto
Symphony No.5 in B flat, K.22: 1. Allegro
Symphony No.5 in B flat, K.22: 2. Andante
Symphony No.5 in B flat, K.22: 3. Molto allegro
Symphony No.7a in G, K.App. 221, "Alte Lambacher": 1. Allegro maestoso
Symphony No.7a in G, K.App. 221, "Alte Lambacher": 2. Andante
Symphony No.7a in G, K.App. 221, "Alte Lambacher": 3. Presto
Symphony No.6 in F, K.43: 1. Allegro
Symphony No.6 in F, K.43: 2. Andante
Symphony No.6 in F, K.43: 3. Menuetto
Symphony No.6 in F, K.43: 4. Allegro
Symphony No.7 in D, K.45: 1. Overture
Symphony No.7 in D, K.45: 2. Andante
Symphony No.7 in D, K.45: 3. Menuetto
Symphony No.7 in D, K.45: 4. Molto allegro
Symphony No.8 in D, K.48: 1. (Allegro)
Symphony No.8 in D, K.48: 2. Andante
Symphony No.8 in D, K.48: 3. Menuetto
Symphony No.8 in D, K.48: 4. (Allegro)
Symphony No.9 in C, K.73: 1. Allegro
Symphony No.9 in C, K.73: 2. Andante
Symphony No.9 in C, K.73: 3. Menuetto
Symphony No.9 in C, K.73: 4. Molto allegro
Symphony No.43 in F, K.76: 1. Allegro maestoso
Symphony No.43 in F, K.76: 2. Andante
Symphony No.43 in F, K.76: 3. Menuetto
Symphony No.43 in F, K.76: 4. Allegro
Symphony No.55 in B flat, K.App.214: 1. Allegro
Symphony No.55 in B flat, K.App.214: 2. Andante
Symphony No.55 in B flat, K.App.214: 3. Menuet
Symphony No.55 in B flat, K.App.214: 4. Allegro
Symphony No.44 in D, K.81: 1. Allegro
Symphony No.44 in D, K.81: 2. Andante
Symphony No.44 in D, K.81: 3. Allegro molto

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Excellent Performances June 25, 2013 By M. Bishop (Clackamas, OR) See All My Reviews "I have many albums produced by Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert, and the group has never played better than they do on this album. Their sonorous, early music interpretations are stunningly uniform and sonically pleasing. The English Concert play as if they are one instrument, interpreting the music. Mozart never sounded better than his music sounds on this album. I highly recommended this album to anyone who wants an authentic interpretation of Mozart's symphonies as he probably performed them." Report Abuse
 I have a different cover April 4, 2012 By Richard H. (Glendale, AZ) See All My Reviews "Why do companies keep changing the cover art, usually for the worse? The selections and catalog number match up with my copy but this new cover art is stupid. Mine displays a beautiful picture of a bridge & statue (in vienna?) Pinnock is second (overall) only to Hogwood in the period instrument genre. He and the English concert are every bit as good as Hogwood's on these symphonies and it is certainly more convenient to get them all in one set. Highly recommended." Report Abuse
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