World's Greatest Mozart Album

World's Greatest Mozart Album

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To steal a line from Tom Lehrer, it's sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age, he'd been dead for some time. The range of exquisite work on The Greatest Mozart Show on Earth by this undisputed musical genius -- who died at the age of 35 -- is both overwhelming and awe-inspiring. The recordings on this two-disc set are allSee more details below

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To steal a line from Tom Lehrer, it's sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age, he'd been dead for some time. The range of exquisite work on The Greatest Mozart Show on Earth by this undisputed musical genius -- who died at the age of 35 -- is both overwhelming and awe-inspiring. The recordings on this two-disc set are all classics. It's almost hard to think of a legendary Mozart performer, past or present, who isn't featured here. Who could resist the sublime Kiri Te Kanawa in the sorrowful "Dove sono" from "The Marriage of Figaro"? Barry Tuckwell's self-possessed and jolly Horn Concerto, pianist András Schiff's featherlight "Rondo alla turca," and Herbert von Karajan's magical, masterful finale to the "Jupiter" Symphony are just a few of the other highlights. Arias are sung by Cecilia Bartoli, Leontyne Price, and Bryn Terfel; solos and concertos performed by Radu Lupu, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Joshua Bell; orchestral works conducted by Sir Georg Solti, and Sir Neville Marriner, with ensembles ranging from the Academy of Ancient Music to the lustrous Vienna Philharmonic. Inevitably and fittingly, though, the star here is Mozart himself, and The Greatest Mozart Show on Earth is a first-rate recommendation for either the classical music aficionado or the beginner. Although it can only scratch the surface of Mozart's prodigious output, these beautifully remastered recordings will send you on an amazing journey of discovery into this young man's miraculous legacy.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2000
Label:
Decca Import
UPC:
0028946649428
catalogNumber:
466494
Rank:
275066

Tracks

  1. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: I. Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Barbara Krafft  - Ben Aldis
  2. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: II. Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Barbara Krafft  - Radu Lupu  - Uri Segal  - Ben Aldis
  3. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi che sapete  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Cecilia Bartoli  - György Fischer  - Barbara Krafft  -  Vienna Chamber Orchestra  - Ben Aldis
  4. Clarinet Quintet in A major ("Stadler") K. 581: II. Larghetto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Fritz Dolezal  - Werner Hink  - Barbara Krafft  - Hubert Kroisamer  - Klaus Peisteiner  - Peter Schmidl  - Ben Aldis
  5. Ave verum Corpus, motet for chorus, strings, & organ, K. 618  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge  - Stephen Cleobury  - Barbara Krafft  - James Vivian  - Ben Aldis
  6. Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus, & orchestra, K. 339: Laudate Dominum - edited by Maunder, Richard  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Academy of Ancient Music  -  Winchester Cathedral Choir  - David Hill  - Christopher Hogwood  - Emma Kirkby  - Barbara Krafft  -  Winchester College Quiristers  - Ben Aldis
  7. Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c): II. Andantino  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Academy of Ancient Music  - Lisa Beznosiuk  - Christopher Hogwood  - Frances Kelly  - Barbara Krafft  - Ben Aldis
  8. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Overture  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Barbara Krafft  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Ben Aldis
  9. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Trio: Soave sia il vento  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Renée Fleming  - Barbara Krafft  - Anne Sofie von Otter  - Michele Pertusi  - Georg Solti  - Ben Aldis
  10. Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543: II. Andante con moto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Barbara Krafft  - Georg Solti  - Ben Aldis
  11. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: III. Rondo. Allegro vivace  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Barbara Krafft  - Barry Tuckwell  - Ben Aldis
  12. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Serenade: Deh, vieni alla finestra  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Barbara Krafft  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Bryn Terfel  - Ben Aldis
  13. Contredanse for orchestra in C major, K. 609/1  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Willi Boskovsky  - Barbara Krafft  -  Wiener Mozart Ensemble  - Ben Aldis
  14. German Dances, KV605, No. 3 in C major "Die Schlittenfahrt"  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Willi Boskovsky  - Barbara Krafft  -  Wiener Mozart Ensemble  - Ben Aldis
  15. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: II. Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Vladimir Ashkenazy  - Barbara Krafft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Ben Aldis
  16. Divertimento for 2 horns & strings in F major ("Ein musikalischer Spass," "A Musical Joke"), K. 522: IV. Presto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Willi Boskovsky  - Barbara Krafft  -  Wiener Mozart Ensemble  - Ben Aldis
  17. Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: I. Molto allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Herbert von Karajan  - Barbara Krafft  - Ben Aldis
  18. Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major ("Sonata semplice") K. 545: I. Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Barbara Krafft  - András Schiff  - Ben Aldis
  19. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Queen of the Night's aria: Der Hölle Rache  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Sumi Jo  - Barbara Krafft  - Georg Solti  - Ben Aldis
  20. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: II. Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Cleveland Orchestra  - Franklin Cohen  - Christoph von Dohnányi  - Barbara Krafft  - Ben Aldis
  21. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Là ci darem la mano  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Cecilia Bartoli  - Myung-Whun Chung  -  Saint Cecilia Academy Orchestra  - Barbara Krafft  - Bryn Terfel  - Ben Aldis
  22. Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361 (K. 370a): III. Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Jack Brymer  - Barbara Krafft  -  Winds of the London Symphony Orchestra  - Ben Aldis
  23. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Der Bogelfänger bin ich ja  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Barbara Krafft  - Hermann Prey  - Georg Solti  - Ben Aldis
  24. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Dove sono  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Kiri Te Kanawa  - Barbara Krafft  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Ben Aldis
  25. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216: II. Adagio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Joshua Bell  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Barbara Krafft  - Peter Maag  - Ben Aldis
  26. Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Lacrimosa  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Peter Burian  -  Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor  - Barbara Krafft  - Georg Solti  - Ben Aldis
  27. Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 243: Dulcissimum convivium...Viaticum - edited by Maunder, Richard  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  St. John's College Choir, Cambridge  - George Guest  - Barbara Krafft  - Margaret Marshall  -  Wren Orchestra  - Ben Aldis
  28. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): III. Rondo alla turca  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Barbara Krafft  - András Schiff  - Ben Aldis
  29. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Champagne aria: Fin ch'han dal vino  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Barbara Krafft  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Bryn Terfel  - Ben Aldis
  30. Divertimento No. 17 for 2 horns & strings in D major, K. 334 (K.320b): III. Minuet & trio  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Willi Boskovsky  - Barbara Krafft  -  Wiener Mozart Ensemble  - Ben Aldis
  31. Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano & orchestra, K. 165 (K. 158a): Alleluja - edited by Maunder, Richard  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Leontyne Price  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Herbert von Karajan  - Barbara Krafft  - Ben Aldis
  32. Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551: IV. Finale: Molto allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Herbert von Karajan  - Barbara Krafft  - Ben Aldis

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