×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

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 highly

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.

Product Details

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

Tracks

  1. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Overture
  2. Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551: l. Allegro
  3. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: "Bravo, signor padrone!" - "Se vuol ballare"
  4. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major ("Turkish") K. 219: lll Rondo. Tempo di Menuetto
  5. Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 (K. 186a): l. Allegro moderato
  6. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: "Voi che sapete"
  7. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): l. Andante grazioso
  8. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: lV. Rondo. Allegro
  9. Quintet for horn, violin, 2 violas & cello in E flat major, K. 407 (K. 386c): lll. Allegro
  10. Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano & orchestra, K. 165 (K. 158a): Alleluia
  11. Serenade No. 7 for orchestra in D major ("Haffner"), K. 250 (K. 248b): lV. Rondeau. Allegro
  12. Symphony No. 38 in D major ("Prague"), K. 504: ll Andante
  13. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466: lll. Rondo. Allegro assai

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews