The Greatest Mozart Show On Earth

Release Date: 4/3/2000
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 466494
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
In a Mozart survey, you would certainly want some of the beautiful sacred vocal music, such as the Lacrimosa from the Requiem or the lovely Ave verum corpus, and of course some glorious pieces from the operas, such as "Là ci darem la mano" from 'Don Giovanni,' the exquisite trio "Soave sia il vento" from 'Cosi fan tutte' or the Queen of the Night's spectacular aria from 'The Magic Flute.' Ah, but then you must have some movements from the concertos, where the instruments are made to sing like characters in their own imaginary operas, such as the serene Andante from the C major Piano Concerto, the melting Andantino from the Concerto for Flute and Harp, or the jolly Rondo from the E flat major Horn Concerto, and one would not want to neglect the urgent calling of the great G minor Symphony's opening or the "Jupiter" Symphony's majestic finale, not to mention the nervous scurrying of the 'Marriage of Figaro' Overture or the blissful repose of the Adagio from the B flat major Serenade (the piece that made Salieri faint in AMADEUS). All of that, and lots more, is here in this set, performed by a stellar roster of artists from the Decca catalog, giving you what might be called THE GREATEST MOZART SHOW ON EARTH.
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 Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
Conductor: Uri Segal
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: György Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Werner Hink (Violin), Peter Schmidl (Clarinet), Klaus Peisteiner (Viola), Fritz Dolezal (Cello), Hubert Kroisamer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Octet members
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: James Vivian (Organ)
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Austria
6. Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1780 ; Salzburg, Austria
7. Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute), Frances Kelly (Harp )
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical
Written: 1778 ; Paris, France
8. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Così fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Michele Pertusi (Bass), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical
Written: 1790 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543: 2nd movement, Andante con moto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
13. Contradances (5), K 609: no 1 in C major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
14. German Dances (3), K 605: no 3 in C major "Sleigh ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Eine musikalischer Spass, K 522: Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: 1st movement, Molto allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545: 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Franklin Cohen (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ;
22. Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita": 3rd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Jack Brymer
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Wind Soloists
Period: Classical
Written: 1781 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
24. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor: Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
26. Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
27. Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, K 243: Dulcissimum convivium by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Margaret Marshall (Soprano)
Conductor: George Guest
Period: Classical
Written: 1774 ; Salzburg, Austria
28. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1781-1783 ; Vienna, Austria
29. Don Giovanni, K 527: Finch' han dal vino [Brindisi] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
30. Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 17 in D major, K 334 (320b): Minuet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical
Written: 1779-1780 ; Salzburg, Austria
31. Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1773 ; Milan, Italy
32. Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter": 4th movement, Molto allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
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