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Ferenc Fricsay: The Mozart Radio Broadcasts


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4798275  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Suzanne DancoRita Streich
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Discovered in the archives of Deutschlandfunk Kultur, these remarkable radio recordings made between 1951 and 1954 are published today for the first time since the 50s, entirely remastered. These are moving testimonies of the intact public enthusiasm for music in post-war Berlin and Ferenc Fricsay's central role in rebuilding the city's musical life, mainly as conductor of the Symphony Orchestra RIAS of Berlin. Although Fricsay's recording career lasted barely 12 years, almost all classical music connoisseurs consider him a legend. His style has paved the way for many facets of what is now considered enlightened direction, especially in Mozart. This trilingual record notes include an essay on the founding of the RIAS orchestra and their Read more particular connection to Fricsay, as well as a text by the conductor himself about his relationship with Mozart and his music. Indeed, Fricsay considered that these radio broadcasts "lay the foundations for a better understanding of the greatest musical spirit to have never lived". Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in E flat major, K 16 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764; London, England 
2.
Symphony no 4 in D major, K 19 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; London, England 
3.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, K 22 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; Netherlands 
4.
Symphony no 6 in F major, K 43 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 7 in D major, K 45 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 8 in D major, K 48 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 9 in C major, K 73 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 23 in D major, K 181 (162b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 27 in G major, K 199 (161b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
10.
Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
11.
Sinfonia concertante for Winds in E flat major, K 297b (K Anh 9) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1778 
12.
Cassation in G major, K 63 "Final-Musik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1769; Salzburg, Austria 
13.
Serenade for Winds no 11 in E flat major, K 375 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Eine musikalischer Spass, K 522 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Serenade no 6 in D major, K 239 "Serenata notturna" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
16.
Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 10 in F major, K 247 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
17.
Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 17 in D major, K 334 (320b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779-1780; Salzburg, Austria 
18.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Sull' aria...Che soave zeffiretto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Suzanne Danco (Soprano), Rita Streich (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Mi tradě, quell' alma ingrata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Suzanne Danco (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 

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