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Mozart's miraculous creativity rewards listening at any stage
by Thomas May

For those who shy away from classical music because they feel they lack the necessary "background," Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is the perfect ticket. His greatest compositions cut to the quick and establish an immediate bond with the listener, as if Mozart had discovered a code in sound to articulate the emotional reality that lies at the core of our humanity. There's an almost miraculous quality to his creativity, whether you consider Mozart's beginnings as a child prodigy (he composed his first symphony--to the glee of the "Mozart for babies" marketing strategists--at the age of 8) or his versatility in mastering every musical form of his era. Symphonies, string quartets, sonatas, Masses, concertos, and operas poured from his pen at a dizzying speed (a famous example is the overture. [read more...]

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Mozart: Piano Concertos 20 & 21 / Uchida, Tate, English CO
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Performer: Mitsuko Uchida
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Uni/Philips - #16381 / July 7, 1987

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Mozart's greatest piano concertos bring together so many elements identified with his style that they offer an ideal introduction to their composer's uniqueness. This is especially the case with the well-loved pair Nos. 20 and 21, which were produced in one fertile outburst in 1785. Here you will find both the dramatic flair and the comic high spirits of Mozart's tragic and comic operas, the last symphonies' breadth and polyphonic ingenuity (especially in the lengthy first movement of No. 21),...Read more


  Mozart - The Quartets Dedicated to Haydn / Quatuor Mosaïques
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Mosaïques String Quartet
Naive Astree (Fra) - #8596 / December 10, 1996

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Quatuor Mosaiques have created a definitive recording of these masterpieces. The genius of the mature Mozart, composing these enriching works and dedicating them to the 'father' of the classical string quartet, comes through in these beautifully recorded renditions. The gorgeous bloom of the quartet as they reveal the wonderful chords, harmonies and melodies in these heartfelt and tasty performances is pure enchantment. There is a consistent sense of the many facets these works represent. The intricate polyphonic twists that Mozart makes as he unveils the full depth of his command and creative inspiration causes one to hear new and exciting things on repeated listening. His use of drum like rhythms in the last movement of K.464, a work much admired and studied by Beethoven and the explorations in the Dissonance quartet K. 465 are but 2 examples of the wonders to be discovered. Played with great feeling and taste, recorded impeccably and graced with informative and interesting liner notes, I am enjoying this recording immensely!


Mozart: Don Giovanni / Giulini, Wächter, Sutherland, et al [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Performer: Luigi Alva, Piero Cappuccilli, et al.
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra
Emd/Emi Classics - #56232 / September 16, 1997

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This is, in the opinion of many critics, the best recording of the greatest of all operas. The cast is a who's who of great singers from the early stereo era (1959) when the recording was made. At the top of the cast, the young Joan Sutherland, whose fresh, agile voice, opulent in tone even at the top of its range, had recently hit the international operatic scene like an earthquake. In the title role, Eberhard Waechter portrays a man obsessed with sex as a game that he must win at any cost--and...Read more


Mozart: Symphonies nos 35-41 / Bhm, Berliner Philharmoniker
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Karl Bhm
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Uni/Deutsche Grammophon - #47416 / January 23, 1996

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Karl Bohm was one of this century's great Mozart conductors--a fact that's apt to be forgotten in the flood of authentic instrument productions, many of them on DG's associated labels. He conducted Mozart with real love and affection, maintaining moderate tempos, allowing each work's gorgeous melodies a chance to sing and breathe. Mozart's symphonic music has its roots in the opera house, and so did Bohm. Listening to the witty woodwind interjections in the finale of Symphony No. 39, for...Read more


Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Oboe Concerto / Hogwood

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Performer: Antony Pay, Michel Piguet
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Uni/L'Oiseau-Lyre - #14339 / July 7, 1987

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Playing an authentic basset clarinet (a copy, made in 1984, of a period instrument), Anthony Pay gives a splendid account of Mozart's most beautiful concerto. He is right on the mark in terms of tempo, expression, and accent, and his tone is exquisite, with that watery, wonderfully plangent sound that immediately distinguishes the basset clarinet from its higher-pitched siblings. Pay's shadings are soft and natural, and his embellishments simply marvelous. Christopher Hogwood and the Academy...Read more


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