Greatest Hits: More Mozart

Greatest Hits: More Mozart

     
 

One CD could never hold all of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most popular pieces, so Sony was wise to follow its 1994 greatest-hits compilation with this sequel. Like its predecessor, More Mozart contains a fairly balanced mix of operatic excerpts and movements from concertos, symphonies, serenades, and keyboard music to introduce newcomers to the composer's highlySee more details below

Overview

One CD could never hold all of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most popular pieces, so Sony was wise to follow its 1994 greatest-hits compilation with this sequel. Like its predecessor, More Mozart contains a fairly balanced mix of operatic excerpts and movements from concertos, symphonies, serenades, and keyboard music to introduce newcomers to the composer's highly varied output and to the label's large backlist of Mozart recordings. This collection works well for beginners, since the performances are almost entirely first rate and the selections intelligently chosen; the only exception is the Canadian Brass' arrangement of the "Alleluia" from the vocal motet "Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165," a bumptious version that seems best suited to an Austrian bandstand and that hardly does justice to Mozart's original intentions. Still, considering that this is only one failure out of 13 tracks and that the other performances more than make up for it in elegance and polish, this vulgar rendition is easy to overlook and the collection as a whole is quite acceptable. The recordings are undated on the package or in the spare liner notes, though from the clear digital sound one can reasonably assume that they date from the mid-'80s up to the year of release.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/29/1996
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646268223
catalogNumber:
62682

Tracks

  1. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Overture  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra  - Bruno Weil
  2. Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551: l. Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Rafael Kubelik  -  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  3. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: "Bravo, signor padrone!" - "Se vuol ballare"  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Symphony Orchestra  - Ferruccio Furlanetto  - Ion Marin
  4. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major ("Turkish") K. 219: lll Rondo. Tempo di Menuetto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica  - Yuzuko Horigome  - Sandor Végh
  5. Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 (K. 186a): l. Allegro moderato  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Australian Chamber Orchestra  - Richard Tognetti
  6. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: "Voi che sapete"  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Monica Bacelli  - Zubin Mehta  -  Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra
  7. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): l. Andante grazioso  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Anthony Newman  - Bruno Weil
  8. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: lV. Rondo. Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra  - Hartmut Haenchen
  9. Quintet for horn, violin, 2 violas & cello in E flat major, K. 407 (K. 386c): lll. Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Vera Beths  - Anner Bylsma  - Ab Koster  - Jürgen Kussmaul  - Lucy van Dael  - Bruno Weil
  10. Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano & orchestra, K. 165 (K. 158a): Alleluia  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Canadian Brass  - Bruno Weil
  11. Serenade No. 7 for orchestra in D major ("Haffner"), K. 250 (K. 248b): lV. Rondeau. Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Jean-Pierre Rampal  - Isaac Stern  -  Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
  12. Symphony No. 38 in D major ("Prague"), K. 504: ll Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Rafael Kubelik  -  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  13. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466: lll. Rondo. Allegro assai  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Stefan Vladar

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