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Complete Mozart Edition, Vol. 1: The Symphonies

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
For many, perhaps most, listeners, Mozart's symphonies are the peak of his orchestral works. Although the first 20 or so are relatively immature works, the next dozen are fully mature masterpieces and the last half-dozen made Mozart's reputation as one of the supreme symphonists. Because while the first 20 or so are brilliantly polished and wonderfully energetic works, and the next dozen are gorgeously elegant and marvelously colorful works, the last half dozen are incredibly deep and unbelievably high, intensely human, and essentially sublime works whose melodies, harmonies, counterpoints, and rhythms are the artistic incarnation of the eternal and the infinite. So for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
For many, perhaps most, listeners, Mozart's symphonies are the peak of his orchestral works. Although the first 20 or so are relatively immature works, the next dozen are fully mature masterpieces and the last half-dozen made Mozart's reputation as one of the supreme symphonists. Because while the first 20 or so are brilliantly polished and wonderfully energetic works, and the next dozen are gorgeously elegant and marvelously colorful works, the last half dozen are incredibly deep and unbelievably high, intensely human, and essentially sublime works whose melodies, harmonies, counterpoints, and rhythms are the artistic incarnation of the eternal and the infinite. So for many, perhaps most, listeners, the question is not "Shall I get a set of Mozart's symphonies?," but "Which set of Mozart's symphonies should I get?" There are several good reasons for trying this one by Neville Marriner leading the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields issued as part of Philips' complete Mozart Edition in 1991. Although the recordings were made in the '70s, the sound is crisp and deep with the special Philips' combination of clarity and immediacy that no other label had at the time. The performances themselves are strongest in the first 30 or so symphonies. Marriner and the Academy are as light, sprightly, and sparkling as one could ask and the ineffable glimmer of the music has rarely been so well caught. The last half-dozen symphonies are as well played and as elegantly conducted, but compared with the depths of Furtwängler's mysticism, the heights of Walter's lyricism, the weight of Klemperer's gravity, or the warmth of Böhm's humanity, they may ultimately seem less satisfying. Still, Furtwängler, Walter, Klemperer, and Böhm rarely led the first three-dozen symphonies, leaving the field open to Marriner.
Penguin Guide to Compact Discs
Marriner's recordings confirm the Mozartian vitality of the performances and their sense of style and spontaneity. The Philips engineers respond with alive and vivid recording.... The finesse and warmth of the playing here is a constant joy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/10/2006
  • Label: Philips
  • UPC: 028946477021
  • Catalog Number: 000568602

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K. 16 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (11:21)
  2. 4–6 Symphony No. 4 in D major, K. 19 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (10:24)
  3. 7–9 Symphony in F major (fragment), K. Anh. 223 (K. 19a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (10:23)
  4. 10–12 Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, K. 22 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (7:08)
  5. 13–16 Symphony No. 6 in F major, K. 43 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (13:36)
  6. 17–20 Symphony No. 7 in D major, K. 45 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (11:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1–4 Symphony in G major ("New Lambach"), Eisen G 16 - Leopold Mozart & Neville Marriner (15:14)
  2. 5–7 Symphony No. 7a in G major ("Alte Lambacher"), K. Anh. 221 (K. 45a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (8:36)
  3. 8–11 Symphony No. 55 in B flat major, K. Anh. 214 (K. 45b) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (11:26)
  4. 12–15 Symphony No. 8 in D major, K. 48 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (13:20)
  5. 13 Minuet for 2 flutes & strings in A major, (K. 61g/1) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (1:04)
  6. 17–20 Symphony No. 9 in C major, K. 73 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (12:05)
  7. 21–23 Symphony No. 10 in G major, K. 74 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (8:33)
Disc 3
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 42 in F major, K. 75 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (12:29)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 43 in F major, K. 76 (K. 42a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (14:56)
  3. 9–11 Symphony No. 44 in D major, K. 81 (K. 73l) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (10:38)
  4. 12–14 Symphony No. 11 in D major, K. 84 (K. 73q) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (10:54)
  5. 15–18 Symphony No. 45 in D major, K. 95 (K. 73n) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (11:25)
  6. 19–22 Symphony No. 46 in C major, K. 96 (K. 111b) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (12:04)
Disc 4
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 47 in D major, K. 97 (K. 73m) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (9:38)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 12 in G major, K. 110 (K. 75b) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (14:35)
  3. 9–12 Symphony No. 13 in F major, K. 112 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (13:53)
  4. 13–16 Symphony No. 14 in A major, K. 114 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (16:21)
  5. 14 Symphony No. 14 in A major, K. 114: III. Menuetto (alternative) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (1:13)
  6. 18–21 Symphony No. 15 in G major, K. 124 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (12:32)
Disc 5
  1. 1–3 Symphony No. 16 in C major, K. 128 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (12:12)
  2. 4–6 Symphony No. 17 in G major, K. 129 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (12:15)
  3. 7–10 Symphony No. 18 in F major, K. 130 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (20:46)
  4. 11–14 Symphony No. 19 in E flat major, K. 132 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (18:23)
  5. 12 Symphony No. 19 in E flat major, K. 132: II. Andantino grazioso (alternative) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (3:36)
Disc 6
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 20 in D major, K. 133 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (20:53)
  2. 5–7 Symphony No. 50 in D major, K. 161/163 (K. 141a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (8:20)
  3. 6 Symphony No. 48 in D major, K. 120 (K. 111a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (6:45)
  4. 9–11 Symphony No. 51 in D major, K. 121 (K. 207a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (8:38)
  5. 12–14 Symphony No. 52 in C major, K. 102 (K. 213c) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (11:11)
Disc 7
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 21 in A major, K. 134 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (20:14)
  2. 5–7 Symphony No. 22 in C major, K. 162 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (9:06)
  3. 6 Symphony No. 23 in D major, K. 181 (K. 162b) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (10:15)
  4. 9–11 Symphony No. 24 in B flat major, K. 182 (K. 173dA) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (11:05)
  5. 12–15 Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (K. 173dB) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (20:09)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Symphony No. 26 in E flat major, K. 184 (K. 161a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (8:28)
  2. 2–4 Symphony No. 27 in G major, K. 199 (K. 161b) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (15:41)
  3. 5–8 Symphony No. 28 in C major, K. 200 (K. 189k) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (18:03)
  4. 9–12 Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 (K. 186a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (21:22)
Disc 9
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 30 in D major, K. 202 (K. 186b) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (18:17)
  2. 5–7 Symphony No. 31 in D major ("Paris"), K. 297 (K. 300a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (17:19)
  3. 6 Symphony No. 31 in D major ("Paris"), K. 297 (K. 300a): II. Andante (alternative) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (3:49)
  4. 7 Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (8:50)
  5. 10–13 Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K. 319 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (21:39)
Disc 10
  1. 1–3 Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (21:55)
  2. 4–7 Symphony No. 35 in D major ("Haffner"), K. 385 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (21:59)
  3. 8–11 Symphony No. 36 in C major ("Linz"), K. 425 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (29:21)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Minuet for orchestra in C major, K. 409 (K. 383f) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (6:23)
  2. 2 Symphony No. 37 in G major, K. 444 (K. 425a): Adagio maestoso in G, K 444/425a - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (1:49)
  3. 3–5 Symphony No. 38 in D major ("Prague"), K. 504 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (29:26)
  4. 6–9 Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (28:46)
Disc 12
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (26:51)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (30:37)
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Performance Credits
Neville Marriner Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very satisfying collection

    Marriner does not fail to dazzle in this complete collection of Mozart's symphonies. Strongly recommended.

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