Mozart: 30 of the Best / Various

Release Date: 4/24/2020
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8578353-54
Number of Discs: 2

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$23.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Mozart was a childhood prodigy, composing from the age of five and performing at royal courts by the age of 10, becoming famous throughout Europe. As an immensely influential composer, his music sits at the very centre of Western musical culture and today casts its spell over the hearts and minds of music lovers throughout the world. This substantial collection presents the cream of Mozart’s imperishable contribution to music through his piano concertos, symphonies, chamber music, operas and choral works. Mozart will always be a key figure in classical music, his signature style with its clarity, balance and transparency matched by the exceptional power of his finest masterpieces, 30 of which are represented in this great value 2-album collection. The aim of such a collection is to deliver an attractive and entertaining programme with highlights from this great composer’s prolific output in acclaimed recordings from our catalogue, while introducing newcomers to the huge variety of Mozart’s creativity and provide a springboard for further exploration into every genre of his prolific output.
Works on This Recording
1. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Milos Stevove (Horn)
Conductor: Jozef Kopelman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1784-1787 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Così fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Peter Mikulas (Bass), Rohangiz Yachmi (Mezzo-Soprano), Joanna Borowska (Soprano)
Conductor: Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1790 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Requiem in D minor, K 626: Confutatis maledictis by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Vladimir Rusó (Organ)
Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: 1st movement, Molto allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Cassovia
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Quartet for Strings no 17 in B flat major, K 458 "Hunt": 2nd movement, Minuetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moyzes String Quartet
Period: Classical
Written: 1784 ; Austria
7. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act I: la ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Andrea Martin (Baritone), Donna Robin (Soprano)
Conductor: Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Austria
8. German Dances (3), K 605: no 3 in C major "Sleigh ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Michelle Breedt (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Symphony no 25 in G minor, K 183 (173dB): 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1773 ; Salzburg, Austria
11. Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Randall Swanson
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Clement Concert Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Austria
12. Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner": 4th movement, Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Tamás Pál
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Jenö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor: Mátyás Antal
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concentus Hungaricus
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Der Schauspieldirektor, K 486: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Idomeneo, K 366: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1781 ; Munich, Germany
16. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O Isis und Osiris by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Kurt Rydl (Bass)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian Festival Chorus
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kassel Spohr Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major, K 370 (368b): 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: József Kiss (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kodály String Quartet
Period: Classical
Written: 1781 ; Munich, Germany
19. Serenade no 9 in D major, K 320 "Posthorn": 6th movement, Menuetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Hans Gansch, Hans Gansch (Post-horn)
Conductor: Martin Turnovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1779 ; Salzburg, Austria
20. Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Greta de Reyghere (Soprano)
Conductor: Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble: Collegium Instrumentale Brugense
Period: Classical
Written: 1780 ; Salzburg, Austria
21. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Die Strahlen der Sonne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Kurt Rydl (Bass)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian Festival Chorus
Written: 1791 ;
22. Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 6 in E flat major, K 614: Menuetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Éder String Quartet
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Concerto for Flute no 1 in G major, K 313 (285c): 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Herbert Weissberg (Flute)
Conductor: Martin Sieghart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1778 ; Mannheim, Germany
24. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Peter Lang (Piano)
Conductor: Christoph Eberle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Donna Robin (Soprano)
Conductor: Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
27. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Jenö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1781-1783 ; Vienna, Austria
28. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Patrick Gallois (Flute), Fabrice Pierre (Harp ), Roderick Shaw (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1778 ; Paris, France
29. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Zsolt Szatmári (Clarinet)
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Vienna, Austria
30. Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish": 3rd movement, Rondeau by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Oleh Krysa (Violin)
Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ukrainian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
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