The World's Greatest Mozart Album

The World's Greatest Mozart Album

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The World's Greatest Mozart Album

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.

Product Details

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

Tracks

  1. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525: I. Allegro
  2. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: II. Andante
  3. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi che sapete
  4. Clarinet Quintet in A major ("Stadler") K. 581: II. Larghetto
  5. Ave verum Corpus, motet for chorus, strings, & organ, K. 618
  6. Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus, & orchestra, K. 339: Laudate Dominum - edited by Maunder, Richard
  7. Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c): II. Andantino
  8. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Overture
  9. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Trio: Soave sia il vento
  10. Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543: II. Andante con moto
  11. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495: III. Rondo. Allegro vivace
  12. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Serenade: Deh, vieni alla finestra
  13. Contredanse for orchestra in C major, K. 609/1
  14. German Dances, KV605, No. 3 in C major "Die Schlittenfahrt"
  15. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: II. Adagio
  16. Divertimento for 2 horns & strings in F major ("Ein musikalischer Spass," "A Musical Joke"), K. 522: IV. Presto
  17. Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: I. Molto allegro
  18. Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major ("Sonata semplice") K. 545: I. Allegro
  19. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Queen of the Night's aria: Der Hölle Rache
  20. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: II. Adagio
  21. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Là ci darem la mano
  22. Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361 (K. 370a): III. Adagio
  23. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Der Bogelfänger bin ich ja
  24. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Dove sono
  25. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216: II. Adagio
  26. Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Lacrimosa
  27. Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 243: Dulcissimum convivium...Viaticum - edited by Maunder, Richard
  28. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): III. Rondo alla turca
  29. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Champagne aria: Fin ch'han dal vino
  30. Divertimento No. 17 for 2 horns & strings in D major, K. 334 (K.320b): III. Minuet & trio
  31. Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano & orchestra, K. 165 (K. 158a): Alleluja - edited by Maunder, Richard
  32. Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551: IV. Finale: Molto allegro

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Mozart fans- this is your cd. Eine Kleine is beautifully done. Excellent orchestrations, especially by Marriner. Get this cd you will love