Best Mozart 50

Best Mozart 50

     
 

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EMI's Best Mozart 50 is a three-disc sampler of the most famous pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, regarded by many as the greatest composer of the Classical era. The selections touch on all the genres Mozart composed in, including concertos, symphonies, operas, chamber music, and keyboard works, but in most cases, these famous pieces are represented by single

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EMI's Best Mozart 50 is a three-disc sampler of the most famous pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, regarded by many as the greatest composer of the Classical era. The selections touch on all the genres Mozart composed in, including concertos, symphonies, operas, chamber music, and keyboard works, but in most cases, these famous pieces are represented by single movements and excerpts which may not give an accurate impression of what the full compositions are like. Newcomers to Mozart should be aware that classical greatest-hits compilations seldom present complete multimovement works, and the only exceptions here are the "Serenade in G major, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik," and the popular "Piano Sonata in C major, Sonata semplice." EMI has drawn on its deep backlist to provide examples of the most recognizable works in performances by many highly regarded artists of the late 20th century. The recording dates from 1960 to 1992, so the mix of ADD and DDD tracks guarantees some variability in the sound, but not enough to be disconcerting. The organization of the package is threefold, with concertos and symphonies grouped on Disc 1; the operas "Le nozze di Figaro," "Così fan tutte," and "Don Giovanni" sampled on Disc 2; and chamber and keyboard pieces assigned to Disc 3. It's difficult to dispute any of the choices here, except for the absence of any of Mozart's sacred music, of which the "Requiem" surely deserves some mention. But for an introduction to the world of Mozart, this package is serviceable, and with any luck it will steer beginners in the right direction.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2010
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099945752421
catalogNumber:
57524

Tracks

  1. Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major ("Sonata semplice") K. 545  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Jean-Bernard Pommier
  2. Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music), for orchestra in C minor, K. 477 (K. 479a)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  3. Divertimento for violin, viola & cello in E flat major, K. 563: 6. Finale: Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Gérard Caussé  - Augustin Dumay  - Gary Hoffman
  4. Fantasia for piano in D minor (fragment), K. 397 (K. 385g)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Alexander Lonquich
  5. German dance for orchestra in C major ("Die Schlittenfahrt"), K. 605/3  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  6. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  7. Variations (12) on "Ah, vous dirai-je maman," for piano in C major, K. 265 (K. 300e)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Aldo Ciccolini
  8. Sonata for violin & piano No. 21 in E minor, K. 304 (K. 300c): 1. Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Frank Peter Zimmermann  - Alexander Lonquich
  9. Das Butterbrot, for piano  - Leopold Mozart  - Emile Naoumoff
  10. Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361 (K. 370a): 3. Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  11. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): 3. Rondo alla turca: Allegretto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Andrei Gavrilov
  12. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Questo è il fin  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Natale de Carolis  - Frank Lopardo  - Susanne Mentzer  - Riccardo Muti  - Carol Vaness  - Lorenzo da Ponte  - Donna Anna  - Cheryl Struder
  13. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: In quali eccessi, o Numi...Mi tradì, quell'alma in  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Riccardo Muti  - Carol Vaness  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  14. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Vedrai, carino  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Susanne Mentzer  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  15. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Deh, vieni alla finestra  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  16. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Finch'han dal vino  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  17. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Dalla sua pace  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Frank Lopardo  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  18. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Or sai chi l'onore  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte  - Cheryl Struder
  19. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Là ci darem la mano  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Susanne Mentzer  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  20. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Madamina, il catalogo è questo  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  21. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Un'aura amorosa  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Francisco Araiza  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  22. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: L'intatta fede...Come scoglio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Margaret Marshall  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  23. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Smanie implacabili  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Agnes Baltsa  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  24. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Soave sia il vento  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Agnes Baltsa  -  José van Dam  - Margaret Marshall  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  25. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Bella vita militar  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  26. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Deh vieni, non tardar  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Kathleen Battle  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  27. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Canzonetta sull'aria...Che soave zefiretto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Kathleen Battle  - Riccardo Muti  - Margaret Price  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  28. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Dove sono  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Riccardo Muti  - Margaret Price  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  29. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Hai già vinta la causa!...Vedrò, metr'io sospiro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Jorma Hynninen  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  30. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi che sapete  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Ann Murray  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  31. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Porgi amor  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Riccardo Muti  - Margaret Price  - Lorenzo da Ponte
  32. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Non più andrai  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Riccardo Muti  - Lorenzo da Ponte  -  Thomas Allen
  33. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Overture  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Riccardo Muti
  34. Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in E flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d): 3. Presto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Bruno Giuranna  - Anne-Sophie Mutter
  35. Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c): 2. Andantino  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - James Galway  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Fritz Helmis  - Herbert von Karajan
  36. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: 3. Rondo: Allegro vivace  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Barry Tuckwell
  37. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: 2. Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Daniel Barenboim  - Daniel Barenboim  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  38. Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551: 4. Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Herbert von Karajan
  39. Divertimento No. 17 for 2 horns & strings in D major, K. 334 (K.320b): 3. Menuetto - Trio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Stockholm Chamber Orchestra  - Franz Welser-Möst
  40. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216: 2. Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Jörg Faerber  - Frank Peter Zimmermann
  41. Fantasia for piano in D minor (fragment), K. 397 (K. 385g): 4. Finale: Presto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Jeffrey Tate
  42. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: 2. Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Christian Zacharias  - David Zinman
  43. Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (K. 173dB): 1. Allegro (opening)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  44. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: 2. Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Thomas Beecham  - Jack Brymer  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  45. Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: 1. Molto allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Herbert von Karajan

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