Mozart Recordings / Bruggen, Orchestra of the 18th Century

Release Date: 10/30/2015
Label: Glossa
Catalog Number: GCD 921121
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Number of Discs: 8

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has always been one of the raisons d’être of Frans Brüggen’s Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century since its foundation back in 1981. In this sense, it’s no wonder that Mozart is the most represented composer on the 20-title strong The Grand Tour collection, the series within the Glossa label on which the orchestra has been issuing all its recordings since 1997. The Mozart output encompasses 6 titles on 8 CDs, included in a boxed set appropriately titled The Mozart Recordings.

Great soloists join maestro Brüggen and his orchestra on this recorded Mozart journey: Thomas Zehetmair for the violin concertos, soprano Cyndia Sieden for the concert arias written for Aloysia Weber, Eric Hoeprich in the clarinet concerto, mezzo Joyce DiDonato in arias from La Clemenza di Tito, to name but a few. Brüggen’s landmark readings of the last three symphonies and the Requiem are also included, the latter documenting the impressive Tokyo concert of 1998.

The moving essay included in the booklet, written by a good friend of Frans Brüggen, Bas van Putten, describes the conductor in his Siena retreat, driving, reading, cooking, studying, and of course talking about music, and especially about Mozart. Another selection of Annelies van der Vegt’s wonderful photographs, taken during the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century’s tours, complete an edition prepared with the utmost care. - Glossa Music
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin no 1 in B flat major, K 207 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
2. Concerto for Violin no 2 in D major, K 211 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
3. Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
4. Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
5. Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Written: 1775 ;
6. Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Ruth Killius (Viola), Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1779 ; Salzburg, Austria
7. No, che non sei capace, K 419 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Alcandro, lo confesso...Non sò, d'onde viene, K 294 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1778 ; Mannheim, Germany
9. Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio, K 418 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Ah, se in ciel, benigne stelle, K 538 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Mia speranza adorata...Ah, non sai qual pena, K 416 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Popoli di Tessaglia...Io non chiedo, K 316 (300b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1778 ; Paris, France
13. Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner, K 383 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Cyndia Sieden (Soprano)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1784-1787 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K 87 (74a): Lungi da te, mio bene by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Claron McFadden (Soprano), Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn)
Period: Classical
Written: 1770 ; Milan, Italy
16. Quintet for Horn, Violin, 2 Violas and Cello in E flat major, K 407 (386c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn)
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Eine musikalischer Spass, K 522 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Duos (12) for 2 Horns, K 487 (496a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn)
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Eric Hoeprich (Basset-horn)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Adagio for 2 Clarinets and 3 Basset Horns in B flat major, K 411 (484a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Eric Hoeprich (Basset-horn), Eric Hoeprich (Clarinet)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
21. La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
22. Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
24. Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
27. Adagio for 2 Clarinets and 3 Basset Horns in B flat major, K 411 (484a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
28. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Eric Hoeprich (Basset-horn)
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
29. Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K 87 (74a): Lungi da te, mio bene by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Claron McFadden (Soprano), Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn)
Period: Classical
Written: 1770 ; Milan, Italy
30. Quintet for Horn, Violin, 2 Violas and Cello in E flat major, K 407 (386c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn)
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
31. Eine musikalischer Spass, K 522 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
32. Duos (12) for 2 Horns, K 487 (496a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn)
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
33. Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
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