Bernhard Paumgartner Dirigiert Mozart

Release Date: 11/13/2012
Label: Gramola
Catalog Number: GRAM98956-57
Number of Discs: 2

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MOZART Lucia Silla: Overture; Idomeneo: Ballet Music; Serenade in D, K 203; March in C, K 408/1; Symphony No. 28 in C , K 200; Two Minuets, K 463; March in D, K 237 1; Bella mia, K 528 2; Andante for Flute and Orchestra in C, K 315 3; Ombra felice, K 255 4; Rondo concertante for violin and orchestra, K 260 5; Mentra ti lscio, o flglia, K 513 6; Masonic Funeral Music, K 477 7; Non piu, tutto ascolta, K 490 8 Bernhard Paumgartner, cond; 2 Hilde Zadek (sop); 3 Maria von Ilosovay (alt); 8 Leopold Simoneau (ten); 6 Herman Schey (bs); 3 Herbert Barwahser (fl); Nap de Klijn (vn); 1 Camerata Academica des Salzburger Mozarteums. 2-8 Vienna SO GRAMOLA 98956/57 (2 CDs: 141:50)


I have to think of this assemblage of pieces by Mozart conducted by Bernhard Paumgartner as a bit of a hodge-podge. Recorded in mono between 1953 and 1957, it was presumably assembled for collectors who probably already have Paumgartner’s “Jupiter” Symphony, for instance, his concertos with Arthur Grumiaux and Clara Haskil, or his horn concertos. Yet his range of Mozart recordings made in a few years in the ’50s is impressive, and this collection of sometimes relatively obscure Mozart will duplicate no other. Paumgartner, who would have been 125 this year, dedicated his life to Mozart and to Salzburg. He moved to Salzburg in 1917 where he was the director of the Mozarteum for 40 years, excepting (for which I am thankful) the years of Nazi rule. In 1951, he created the Camerata Academica that performs the one symphony found here and the “Colloredo” Serenade (K 203) as well as some shorter works. He concertized regularly in Salzburg and, during these same years, recorded with the Vienna Philharmonic on Philips.


He’s as expert a Mozartian as anyone of his time. These recordings are notable for their decorum, their clear textures, and lack of eccentricity. There is a bit of fierceness in the minuet of the Symphony in C Minor: Paumgartner’s Mozart is elegant but doesn’t lack backbone. Or zest, which we hear in the last movement of the same symphony. The other longer work here is the “Colloredo” Serenade, which is just as appealing. The minuets (K 463) are played broadly, and joyously. But to my ears, the highlight of this collection is the scene Non piu, tutto ascolta sung marvelously by the tenor Leopold Simoneau. This is a glorious performance of rarely heard music. There’s much else here for fans of Mozart and of Paumgartner.


FANFARE: Michael Ullman
Works on This Recording
1. Lucio Silla, K 135: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1772 ; Milan, Italy
2. Bella mia fiamma...Resta, o cara, K 528 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Hilde Zadek
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
3. Andante for Flute and Orchestra in C major, K 315 (285e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Hubert Barwahser (Flute)
Period: Classical
Written: 1779 ; Salzburg, Austria
4. Ombra felice...Io ti lascio, K 255 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1776 ; Salzburg, Austria
5. Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in B flat major, K 269 (261a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Nap De Klijn (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1776 ; Salzburg, Austria
6. Mentre ti lascio, o figlia, K 513 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Hermann Schey
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Idomeneo, ballet music, K. 367: 1. Chaconne in D major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 01/18/1781 ;
8. Idomeneo, ballet music, K. 367: 2. Larghetto in B flat major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 01/18/1781 ;
9. Non più, tutto ascoltai...Non temer, amato bene, K 490 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Léopold Simoneau
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
11. March in C major, K 408 no 1 (383e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Symphony no 28 in C major, K 200 (189k) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Written: 1774 ;
13. Minuets and Contradances (2), K 463 (448c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1784 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Serenade no 4 in D major, K 203 (189b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Christa Richter-Steiner (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1774 ; Salzburg, Austria
15. March in D major, K 237 (189c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1774 ; Salzburg, Austria
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