Mozart: Piano Concertos, Symphony, Etc / Furtwängler, Et Al

Release Date: 7/30/2002
Catalog Number: MA CD-1097
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
For the two Mozart concertos this is the first authentic release ever of the recently discovered original and complete recordings. They have been reproduced from the only surviving original recordings. So now, with this CD we bring to an end several decades of confusion surrounding the live recording of Furtwangler conducting Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos, KV365. All previous releases are not authentic, not conducted by Furtwangler and not played by Dagmar Bella, although one of the two pianists was indeed Badura Skoda. The genuine recording is published here for the first time. As well, on prior releases of the Concerto KV 482, the first 67 measures were dubbed in from a recording not conducted by Furtwangler, though the rest of the performance was authentic. Now KV 482 has also been lovingly restored by Maggi Payne, using several original sources. The booklet includes an essay by Roger Smithson on the reconstruction and Badura-Skoda's recollections of playing under Furtwangler.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Dagmar Bella (Piano), Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1779 ; Salzburg, Austria
3. Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1781 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
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