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Mozart: Haffner Symphony, Posthorn Serenade / Harnoncourt, Vienna Concentus Musicus


Release Date: 03/11/2014 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 372068   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concentus Musicus Wien
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marking the 60th anniversary of their collaboration, legendary conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Concentus Musicus, the orchestra he founded 1953, release their first recording of the much-loved Mozart Posthorn Serenade. The album also includes two other Mozart pieces, March in D Major and the Haffner Symphony. This is the first time that these important works of Mozart’s “middle” period have been recorded with a period-instrument orchestra. The Posthorn Serenade’s many movements vary widely in charac- ter, from symphonic to light dance music, which gives Harnoncourt the perfect opportunity to develop “Klangrede,” or musical-dialogue, for which he is well- known. With his subtly differentiated Mozart style, Harnoncourt manages Read more to discover new details even in such familiar pieces of music. His attention to detail extends to using a post horn to play the part from which the serenade takes its name, thus giving the piece a rare charm. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. March in D major, K 335 no 1 (320a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concentus Musicus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Venue:  Goldener Saal, Musikverein, Wien 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2. Serenade no 9 in D major, K 320 "Posthorn" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concentus Musicus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Venue:  Goldener Saal, Musikverein, Wien 
Length: 44 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3. Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concentus Musicus Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Goldener Saal, Musikverein, Wien 
Length: 22 Minutes 2 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Harnoncourt's Mozart is a revelation April 23, 2014 By Dennis M. (Clarendon Hills, IL) See All My Reviews "These rather military works of late Mozart had never been my favorites before, but Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus has found a totally new sound in them, enlivening them and making them new! He's really on to something, an aspect of Mozart that has remained dormant during my lifetime of collecting. The brilliant CD contains one marvel after another, very highly recommended even for those who like their Mozart "tame". I'm looking out for more installments!" Report Abuse
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