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Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart: Double Concerto; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda: Compositions (1995)

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Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart: Double Concerto; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda: Compositions (1995)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Double Concerto No.10, K. 365
Chick Corea: Fantasy; Friedrich Gulda: Ping Pong (1984/1995)
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Chick Corea, piano; Friedrich Gulda, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 2292-42988-2 | Time: 00:47:09

Believed to have been composed between August 1775 and January 1777, the Concerto In E Flat Major for two pianos technically counts as being the tenth of Mozart's twenty-seven concertos, that huge and prodigious body that would set the standards for all piano concertos from Mozart's time forward. Although it is not performed with the same frequency as his later works (especially the final eight concertos, 20-27), this "Double" piano concerto, believed to have been composed by Mozart for performance by him and his sister Maria Anna ("Nannerl"), is nevertheless a fascinating experiment of Mozart's, one that requires a pair of solid keyboard virtuosos to do (and for the composer's Seventh piano concerto, you needed three soloists).

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 6 [7CDs] (2016)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 6 [7CDs] (2016)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 6 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,97 Gb | Total time: 07:44:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875173752 | Recorded: 1991-2015

Nikolaus Harnoncourt The Complete Sony Recordings brings together for the first time Harnoncourt s complete recordings from 2002-2015 with his Concentus Musicus Wien, the Wiener Philharmonike, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks. The Sony Classical edition features his famous symphony recordings of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Bruckner, alongside his celebrated performances of great choral works such as the Verdi, Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Haydn's Die Schöpfung, as well as Mozart's opera Zaide, Haydn's Orlando paladino and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Also included are previously authorized but unreleased recordings of J. S. Bach s Cantatas Nos. 26 & 36, Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge and Dvorák's Stabat Mater.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 5 [7 CDs] (2016)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 5 [7 CDs] (2016)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 5 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,25 Gb | Total time: 08:40:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875173752 | Recorded: 1991-2015

Nikolaus Harnoncourt The Complete Sony Recordings brings together for the first time Harnoncourt s complete recordings from 2002-2015 with his Concentus Musicus Wien, the Wiener Philharmonike, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks. The Sony Classical edition features his famous symphony recordings of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Bruckner, alongside his celebrated performances of great choral works such as the Verdi, Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Haydn's Die Schöpfung, as well as Mozart's opera Zaide, Haydn's Orlando paladino and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Also included are previously authorized but unreleased recordings of J. S. Bach s Cantatas Nos. 26 & 36, Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge and Dvorák's Stabat Mater.

Arnold Ostman, The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2001)

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Arnold Ostman, The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2001)

Arnold Östman, The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 609 Mb | Total time: 78:57+76:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 470 056-2 | Recorded: 1992

There's magic in these musical hills, as conductor Arnold Östman leads an exemplary performance of Die Zauberflöte on original instruments.Sumi Jo's breathtaking Queen of the Night is the queen of intonation, while Barbara Bonny's Pamina is a phrasing angel, from her pianissimo B flats to her gentle, yet heartfelt, "Ach ich fühl's." Singing as comfortably as a folk singer, Kurt Streit's lyrical, yet dramatic, Tamino is manly and heroic. Gilles Cachemaille is an appropriately charming Papageno, and all supporting performances are stellar. This crystal-clear interpretation must be as close to perfection as Mozart probably dreamed. A true treasure.

Arnold Ostman, The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2001)

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Arnold Ostman, The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2001)

Arnold Östman, The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 583 Mb | Total time: 75:04+79:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 470 059-2 | Recorded: 1989

It is an elegantly comic performance with a light orchestral sound, brisk tempi and lighter voices than usual. This is not to say that the reading is lacking in gravitas and there are many felicitous moments. It is a good cast, headed by Håkan Hagegård in the title role. His Giovanni is a little lacking in menace, but is full of volatile energy and sung in a suave baritone voice. The standout performance is the Leporello of the French-Swiss bass-baritone Gilles Cachemaille; the quick and pointed recitatives between him and Hagegård really fizz and his Catalogue aria is a masterpiece of breath control. The two leading ladies are interestingly cast; Arleen Auger’ lighter-voiced than most Donna Annas, produces a rich, creamy sound, while the mezzo Della Jones is a fiery Donna Elvira, with the pungency of her high notes especially impressive.

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]

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Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans ~ 73 Mb
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2091 SACD | Time: 01:14:35

Mozart's Requiem is one of the truly iconic works in the history of music. A prime reason for this is of course its musical qualities; but even before that, legends had begun to form around the work - that it was written to fulfill an anonymous commission received through 'an unknown, grey stranger' - is the stuff of mystery novels, while the fact that Mozart fell ill and died while composing it has been exploited to great melodramatic effect. One thing that we know for certain is that its first performance took place at a memorial service for Mozart only days after his death. The performers used the composer's incomplete autograph, but very soon attempts to complete the work were set in motion by Mozart's widow. In 1800 the Requiem, in Franz Xaver Süssmayr's completion, appeared in print; it is this version that is still by far the most widely performed. Many have tried to improve on it, however, or make their own versions based on the autograph. For this recording, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan commissioned a new performing edition.

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Piano Concertos K.453 & 482 (2012)

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Kristian Bezuidenhout, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Piano Concertos K.453 & 482 (2012)

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Piano Concertos K.453 & 482 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 72:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902147 | Recorded: 2012

Mozart places melody at the very heart of his concertos. Introverted and sometimes uncertain at the start of K453, it is subsequently transmuted into birdsong - foreshadowing Papageno - and leads to a finale worthy of an Opera buffa. Imbued with majesty in K482 (contemporary with Le nozze di Figaro), it takes on a tinge of bitterness in the work's slow movement, before returning to more joyful melodic motifs, one of which will recur in Cosi fan tutte. Never have opera and concerto been so close. Partnering with the Freiburger Barockorchester, acclaimed forte pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout brings out all of the singing lines and sparkling bravura of these two great concertos.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 2 [4CDs] (2016)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 2 [4CDs] (2016)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,08 Gb | Total time: 04:04:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875173752 | Recorded: 1991-2015

Nikolaus Harnoncourt The Complete Sony Recordings brings together for the first time Harnoncourt s complete recordings from 2002-2015 with his Concentus Musicus Wien, the Wiener Philharmonike, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks. The Sony Classical edition features his famous symphony recordings of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Bruckner, alongside his celebrated performances of great choral works such as the Verdi, Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Haydn's Die Schöpfung, as well as Mozart's opera Zaide, Haydn's Orlando paladino and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Also included are previously authorized but unreleased recordings of J. S. Bach s Cantatas Nos. 26 & 36, Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge and Dvorák's Stabat Mater.

Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)

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Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)
Vasiljka Jezovsek, Soprano; Claudia Schubert, Contralto
Marcus Ullmann, Tenor; Michael Voile, Bass
Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, conducted by Frieder Bernius

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Carus | # 83.207 | Time: 00:46:15

Frieder Bernius and his Stuttgart forces weigh in with one of the finer Mozart Requiems in a very crowded field–and to ensure this performance’s relative exclusivity, it’s one of only a handful of recordings that use the edition by Franz Beyer, an intelligent and persuasive 1971 effort to correct “obvious textural errors” and some decidedly un-Mozartian features in the orchestration attributable to Franz Süssmayr, Mozart’s pupil/assistant who completed the work after the master’s death. This live concert performance from 1999 offers well-set tempos (including a vigorous Kyrie fugue), infectious rhythmic energy from both chorus and orchestra, robust, precise, musically compelling choral singing, a first rate quartet of soloists–and, especially considering its concert-performance setting, impressively detailed and vibrant sonics. The CD also features informative notes by Beyer himself.

Karin Kei Nagano, Cecilia String Quartet - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12 & 13 (2014)

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Karin Kei Nagano, Cecilia String Quartet - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12 & 13 (2014)

Karin Kei Nagano, Cecilia String Quartet - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12 & 13 (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:12 | 214 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta | Catalog: AN28765

Mozart did, it's true, "authorize" the performance of some of his piano concertos by piano and string quartet, as the notes to this Analekta release point out. But, as a Vienna freelancer in uncharted territory, he could hardly have done otherwise, and to suggest, from the perspective of 21st century Canada and its social safety net, that this indicates anything about the desirability of such a performance is questionable. Truth to tell, these two concertos from 1782, although their wind parts are not as prominent as those in some of the later ones, still sound a bit bare in their contrasts between solo and tutti here.

Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

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Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli,  New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 561 Mb | Total time: 72:04+75:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 75383 2 | Recorded: 1969-70, 1971

This double CD makes an excellent introduction to two great works even if other individual recordings might be preferable. This is particularly true of the Mozart in that although the ladies are peerless vocally, Barenboim's conducting is quite heavy and neither Gedda - typically somewhat pinched and throaty at times - nor Fischer-Dieskau - too light and woolly of tone for the bass-baritone required - is ideal.

Vladimir Spivakov, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante (2005)

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Vladimir Spivakov, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante (2005)

Vladimir Spivakov, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 735 Mb | Total time: 76:16+79:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 86528 2 | Recorded: 1977, 1979, 1983

The answer to the question what would post-Oistrakh Soviet Mozart sound like? is Vladimir Spivakov. The answer to the question what does Spivakov's Mozart sound like? is lightly, lively, elegant, and, every once in a while, extremely intense. In these recordings from the late '70s and early '80s of Mozart's violin concertos and Sinfonia Concertante with the English Chamber Orchestra and violist Yuri Bashmet, Spivakov plays and conducts with graceful artistry, consummate virtuosity, and deep humanity. In opening Allegros, Spivakov is airborne in the zephyrs of spring. In the closing Rondos, Spivakov is dancing in the ballrooms of Europe. But sometimes, especially in the central Andantes, Spivakov can sing with an intimacy and intensity that reveal a more profound Mozart, a Mozart touched not only by eternity but by mortality.

Dogma Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Symphony, K. 201 / Schubert: Symphony No. 5 (2018)

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Dogma Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Symphony, K. 201 / Schubert: Symphony No. 5 (2018)

Dogma Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Symphony, K. 201 / Schubert: Symphony No. 5 (2018)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 237 MB | 53:12
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Live

This 2018 release marks a notable step for Germany's audiophile MDG label, which has at least mostly made, not studio recordings, but recordings in spots acoustically appropriate to the music. Here they present North Germany's dogma chamber orchestra (the name refers to the Dogma 95 credo of Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier) in what is purported to be a live concert at the Konzerthaus in Dortmund. How live it is may be open to debate; although an audience is pictured in the album graphics, total silence is maintained. You might want to invest in whatever manufacturer made the cough drops used to calm the throats of a Dortmund audience in January, and there is no applause.

Trio Roseau - Mozart: Divertimenti K. 439 b, La clemenza di Titim K. 621, Vol. 1 (2019)

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Trio Roseau - Mozart: Divertimenti K. 439 b, La clemenza di Titim K. 621, Vol. 1 (2019)

Trio Roseau - Mozart: Divertimenti K. 439 b, La clemenza di Titim K. 621, Vol. 1 (2019)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 290 MB | 01:02:29
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold

The ensemble of “trio d’anches” featuring the oboe, clarinet, and bassoon was first established in the 1920s and features on this brand new recording on SACD with the glorious music of Mozart arranged by Ulf-Guido Schäfer. His trio has now been recorded on the big sound of this Super Audio CD - a revelation for specialists in the field of wind chamber music.

Trio Roseau - Mozart: Divertimenti, K. 439b, Vol. 2 (2020)

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Trio Roseau - Mozart: Divertimenti, K. 439b, Vol. 2 (2020)

Trio Roseau - Mozart: Divertimenti, K. 439b, Vol. 2 (2020)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 264 MB | 01:01:06
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold

A brilliant start and now the sequel on Vol. 2 with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's complete basset horn trios in arrangements by Ulf-Guido Schafer for trio d'anches. From the twenty-five individual movements - in part of quite enigmatic transmission - Schafer has put together two more highly entertaining divertimentos. Deeply moving excerpts from Cosi fan tutte form a dramatic contrast to the serenade tone of the trios. The trio d'anches consisting of an oboe, a clarinet, and a bassoon is actually a creation of the twentieth century. French composers in particular felt inspired by the homogeneous sound of this ensemble not unlike the sound of the human singing voice.