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Mozart: Complete Symphonies / Ward, Wordsworth, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Capella Istropolitana

Mozart
Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8501109  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas WardBarry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber OrchestraCapella Istropolitana
Number of Discs: 11 
Length: 10 Hours 49 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Reviews of various releases that comprise this set:

Mozart: Symphonies Nos 6-10:
The second volume contains works all securely attributed to the young Wolfgang. The performances and recordings are excellent. You may even prefer the other symphonies in this series, especially those numbered in the teens and twenties, to their rivals.

Mozart: Symphonies Nos 15-18:
The performances of the Northern
Read more Chamber Orchestra under Nicholas Ward are consistently stylish and engaged.


Mozart: Symphonies Nos 21-24, 26:
This is good Mozart - lithe, detailed, delicately poised, sparkling, nicely sprung and full of life. Lively performances from the NCO.

MOZART: Symphonies Nos. 25, 32 and 41 8.550113
MOZART: Symphonies Nos. 36, 33 and 27 8.550264
MOZART: Symphonies Nos. 40, 28 and 31 8.550164
MOZART: Symphonies Nos. 29, 30 and 38 8.550119
MOZART: Symphonies Nos. 34, 35 and 39 8.550186
MOZART: Symphonies Nos. 40 and 41 8.550299

The Capella Istropolitana consists of leading members of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra of Bratislava. Their string-tone is very much in scale with the clarity of a period performance but tonally far sweeter. Wordsworth observes exposition repeats in first movements, but in the finales only in such symphonies as Nos. 38 and 41, where the movement particularly needs extra scale. In slow movements, as is usual, he omits repeats. He often adopts speeds that are marginally slower than we expect nowadays in chamber-scale performances; but, with exceptionally clean articulation and infectiously sprung rhythms, the results never drag, even if No. 29 is made to sound more sober than usual. In every way these are worthy rivals to the best full-priced versions, and they can be recommended with few if any reservations. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in E flat major, K 16 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764; London, England 
2.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, K 17 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764; London, England 
3.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, K 18 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764; London, England 
4.
Symphony no 4 in D major, K 19 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; London, England 
5.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, K 22 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; Netherlands 
6.
Symphony no 6 in F major, K 43 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 7 in D major, K 45 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 8 in D major, K 48 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 9 in C major, K 73 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
10.
Symphony no 10 in G major, K 74 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Milan, Italy 
11.
Symphony no 11 in D major, K 84 (73q) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Rome, Italy 
12.
Symphony no 12 in G major, K 110 (75b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Salzburg, Austria 
13.
Symphony no 13 in F major, K 112 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Milan, Italy 
14.
Symphony no 14 in A major, K 114 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Salzburg, Austria 
15.
Symphony no 15 in G major, K 124 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
16.
Symphony no 16 in C major, K 128 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
17.
Symphony no 17 in G major, K 129 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
18.
Symphony no 18 in F major, K 130 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
19.
Symphony no 19 in E flat major, K 132 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
20.
Symphony no 20 in D major, K 133 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
21.
Symphony no 37 in G major, K 444 (425a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Linz, Austria 
22.
Symphony no 21 in A major, K 134 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
23.
Symphony no 22 in C major, K 162 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
24.
Symphony no 23 in D major, K 181 (162b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
25.
Symphony no 24 in B flat major, K 182 (173dA) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
26.
Symphony no 26 in E flat major, K 184 (161a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
27.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Symphony no 25 in G minor, K 183 (173dB) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Written: 1773 
29.
Symphony no 32 in G major, K 318 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
30.
Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Linz, Austria 
31.
Symphony no 33 in B flat major, K 319 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
32.
Symphony no 27 in G major, K 199 (161b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
33.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
34.
Symphony no 28 in C major, K 200 (189k) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Written: 1774 
35.
Symphony no 31 in D major, K 297 (300a) "Paris" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Written: 1778 
36.
Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
37.
Symphony no 29 in A major, K 201 (186a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Written: 1774 
38.
Symphony no 30 in D major, K 202 (186b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
39.
Symphony no 34 in C major, K 338 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
40.
Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
41.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 16: I. Molto allegro
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 16: II. Andante
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major, K. 16: III. Presto
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, K. 17: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, K. 17: II. Andante
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, K. 17: III. Menuetto I-II
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, K. 17: IV. Presto
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, K. 18: I. Molto allegro
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, K. 18: II. Andante
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, K. 18: III. Presto
Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19: II. Andante
Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19: III. Presto
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, K. 22: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, K. 22: II. Andante
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, K. 22: III. Molto allegro
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, K. 43: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, K. 43: II. Andante
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, K. 43: III. Menuetto
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, K. 43: IV. Allegro
Symphony No. 7 in D Major, K. 45: I. Molto allegro
Symphony No. 7 in D Major, K. 45: II. Andante
Symphony No. 7 in D Major, K. 45: III. Menuetto
Symphony No. 7 in D Major, K. 45: IV. Molto allegro
Symphony No. 8 in D Major, K. 48: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 8 in D Major, K. 48: II. Andante
Symphony No. 8 in D Major, K. 48: III. Menuetto
Symphony No. 8 in D Major, K. 48: IV. Molto allegro
Symphony No. 9 in C Major, K. 73: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 9 in C Major, K. 73: II. Andante
Symphony No. 9 in C Major, K. 73: III. Menuetto
Symphony No. 9 in C Major, K. 73: IV. Molto allegro
Symphony No. 10 in G Major, K. 74: I. Allegro - Andante
Symphony No. 10 in G Major, K. 74: II. Allegro

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