Customer Reviews for: Mozart: Overtures / Marriner, ASMF

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4.5 Stars (4 Reviews)

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 Overtures galore! October 10, 2012
By James D. S. (Villa Hills, KY) -- See All My Reviews
This is a collection of Mozart overtures. They are very well played and the recorded sound is crisp and clear. Some of the pieces are familier and others not so much, but all receive excellent performances. It's a CD where you may want to listen to a few at a time as there is a sameness to having a whole CD of overtures by the same composer. But it is Mozart! Report Abuse

 What is there not to like September 17, 2012
By Graham N. (PORTLAND, OR) -- See All My Reviews
Hard to get these wrong. Even for a Mozartophobe like myself, it was highly enjoyable. All the popular overtures and a couple of lesser known ones (Lucio Silla anyone?). Mariner and the ASMF could churn these out all day long - well-played, well-recorded, and chock full of musicianship. Report Abuse

 Sparkling. September 16, 2012
By John W. (Woori Yallock Vic., Australia) -- See All My Reviews
The conductor Neville Marriner sets a rollicking pace for these well known and others not so familiar overtures. The tempo is really not too fast, but exciting, and the music is not compromised. It is one of those discs that you never get tired of playing, it is refreshing to listen to again and again, partly die to the genius of Mozart, and partly due to Neville Marriner. The short playing time is only 49 minutes, which is poor- one would have thought that that 2 or 3 more overtures could have been easily accommodated- but this doesn't detract from the high quality of this disc. Report Abuse

 Hats Off To Marriner!! September 13, 2012
By W. Brown (Centerburg, OH) -- See All My Reviews
This is simply a great recording. Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields bring a fresh approach to the overtures of Mozart's operas. The recording is vivid and the string playing is exceptional. This is definitely a cd to add to one's collection. A great introduction to Mozart's works for those who are less familiar with his works. Grab this one and enjoy - Recommended!! Report Abuse

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