Mozart - Symphonic Testament: Symphonies Nos. 39-41 / Savall, Le Concert des Nations

Release Date: 6/7/2019
Label: Alia Vox
Catalog Number: AVSA9934
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations
Number of Discs: 2

Physical Format:

SACD
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$21.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Following a long maturation process, Jordi Savall presents his interpretation of Mozart’s Last Three Symphonies.

He has chosen - on this double album - to repeat the Symphony No. 40 twice, in order to underline the continuity existing from one work to the other (this is an important dimension of this milestone of the orchestral music in the XVIIIth Century).

The Concert des Nations is at its best and put flesh and bone on this vision, in which fluidity and theatricalness dominate.

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REVIEW:

The strings have a particularly inviting elastic, ‘gutty’ sound, free of the sparkle and sharp attack of metal-strung instruments. The mellow-toned period woodwind are particularly beautiful, especially the combination of clarinets and flute, while horns are far more than just sustaining instruments.

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Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
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