The Very Best of Mozart

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Naxos' two-disc collection, The Very Best of Mozart, includes a generous selection of music by the prolific 18th century Austrian composer. The only works that are presented complete are the pieces in a single movement, and the album is made up mostly of individual movements from larger works. The set includes a variety of pieces from the many genres of which Mozart was a master, including symphony, opera, church music, serenades, orchestral music, keyboard music, and chamber music. The tracks are taken from CDs from Naxos' archives. Most of the performances are serviceable and the sound quality is adequate. The program notes don't list the performers but instead point ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Naxos' two-disc collection, The Very Best of Mozart, includes a generous selection of music by the prolific 18th century Austrian composer. The only works that are presented complete are the pieces in a single movement, and the album is made up mostly of individual movements from larger works. The set includes a variety of pieces from the many genres of which Mozart was a master, including symphony, opera, church music, serenades, orchestral music, keyboard music, and chamber music. The tracks are taken from CDs from Naxos' archives. Most of the performances are serviceable and the sound quality is adequate. The program notes don't list the performers but instead point the listener to Naxos' website for full information about each track.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2005
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 730099211123
  • Catalog Number: 8552111-12
  • Sales rank: 47,919

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: Allegro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (6:06)
  2. 2 Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: Rondo: Allegro vivace - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (3:38)
  3. 3 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Soave sia il vento - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (3:14)
  4. 4 Sonata for violin & piano No. 26 in B flat major, K. 378 (K. 317d): Andantino - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (6:39)
  5. 5 Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Confutatis / Lacrymosa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (4:34)
  6. 6 Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: Molto allegro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (7:32)
  7. 7 String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major ("Hunt"), K. 458: Minuetto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (4:17)
  8. 8 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: La ci darem la mano - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (3:09)
  9. 9 German dance for orchestra in C major ("Die Schlittenfahrt"), K. 605/3 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (3:24)
  10. 10 Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466: Allegro assai - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (7:39)
  11. 11 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi che sapete - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (2:52)
  12. 12 Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (K. 173dB): Allegro con brio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (7:42)
  13. 13 Ave verum Corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (2:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (4:12)
  2. 2 Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (7:22)
  3. 3 Mass No. 17 for soloists, chorus & orchestra in C minor (fragment, "Great Mass"), K. 427 (K. 417a): Kyrie - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (6:52)
  4. 4 Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (6:47)
  5. 5 Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551: Molto allegro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (9:30)
  6. 6 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Der Hölle Rache - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (2:58)
  7. 7 Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): Rondo alla turca - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (3:44)
  8. 8 Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c): Andantino - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (8:57)
  9. 9 Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361 (K. 370a): Menuetto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (8:52)
  10. 10 Clarinet Quintet in A major ("Stadler"), K. 581: Larghetto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (6:03)
  11. 11 Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major ("Turkish") K. 219: Tempo di minuetto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (9:15)
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