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Mozart For The Morning Commute


Release Date: 02/11/1997 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 454971   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann BaumannIona BrownNobuko ImaiAlfred Brendel,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Colin DavisSir Neville MarrinerPinchas ZukermanIona Brown,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the FieldsSt. Paul Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Intended as a "lively bit of traveling music," MOZART FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE is part of Philips' series of "Set Your Life to Music" compilations, each of which highlights a single composer "in a particular mood." Despite the deceptive packaging with its cartoon drawings, this is an anthology of very high degree in terms of both repertoire and performance. Since each recording comes from the Philips stable, the listener is treated to performances by world-class orchestras, including the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the English Baroque Soloists.
As the title indicates, each track lands on the fast side of the metronome, highlighting Mozart's playful spirit with no chance for a respite in an andante anywhere. The selections
Read more balance the familiar with lesser known works across a broad range of forms, from concerti to symphonies. The booklet draws attention to Mozart's inventive and colorful personality without going into detail about the works themselves. Although presented as a way to get yourself going in the morning, this music is delightful and creates enough real pleasure that it is not a stretch to say that it can be enjoyed on the way home as well. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Der Schauspieldirektor, K 486: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2. Divertimento for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131: 4th movement, Allegretto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 7 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann Baumann (French Horn)
Conductor:  Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4. Serenade no 4 in D major, K 203 (189b): 8th movement, Prestissimo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5. Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d): 3rd movement, Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Iona Brown (Violin), Nobuko Imai (Viola)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
6. Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a): 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
7. Serenade no 7 in D major, K 250 (248b) "Haffner": 8th movement, Adagio / Allegro assai by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8. Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K 412 (386b): 2nd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann Baumann (French Horn)
Conductor:  Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
9. Symphony no 33 in B flat major, K 319: 1st movement, Allegro assai by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
10. Concerto for Piano no 16 in D major, K 451: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
11. Symphony no 34 in C major, K 338: 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
12. Serenade no 7 in D major, K 250 (248b) "Haffner": 1st movement, Allegro maestoso / Allegro molto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 21 Secs. 
13. Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (186a): 4th movement, Allegro con spirito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Der Schauspieldirektor, K.486 - Reconstructed by Erik Smith: Ouvertüre
Divertimento in D, K.131: 1. (Allegro)
Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417: 3. Rondo
Serenade in D, K.203: 8. Prestissimo
Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat, K.364: 3. Presto
Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (No.10) in E flat, K.365: 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
Serenade in D, K.250 "Haffner": 8b. Allegro assai
Horn Concerto in D, K. 412/514 (Allegro K.412 + Rondo K.514) - Version Karl Marguerre: 2. Rondo (Allegro)
Symphony No.33 in B flat, K.319: 4. Finale (Allegro assai)
Piano Concerto No.16 in D, K.451: 3. Rondeau (Allegro di molto)
Symphony No.34 in C, K.338: 3. Finale (Allegro vivace)
Serenade in D, K.250 "Haffner": 1b. Allegro molto
Symphony No.29 in A, K.201: 4. Allegro con spirito

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