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Mozart: Symphony No. 40; Ballet Music

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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Lucio Silla, K 135
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, ballet music from the opera, for chamber orchestra, K. 367
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Contredanse for orchestra in B flat major, K. 123 (K. 73g)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : K.463
>     Menuetto cantabile (Adagio)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Kontretanze, K. 462
>     Nos. 5 & 6

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Lucio Silla, K 135
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, ballet music from the opera, for chamber orchestra, K. 367
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Contredanse for orchestra in B flat major, K. 123 (K. 73g)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : K.463
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Kontretanze, K. 462
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Notes & Reviews:

Apollo's Fire, the baroque orchestra founded in 1992 by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, launches a major new association with Avie! This all-Mozart recording leads with the composer's darkest Symphony, No. 40 in G minor. American soprano Amanda Forsythe joins the group in a dramatic recitative and virtuoso aria from Lucio Silla, and the disc includes the Ballet Music from Idomeneo, a festive and rarely-heard suite from the last great work in the opera seria tradition. Rounding out the set are four lively and entertaining Contradances.

Gramophone Magazine
Apollo's Fire proves a lithe, spirited band. An ultra-abstemious approach to vibrato and an intermittent tendency to swell on longer notes reveal the group's Baroque orientation...Amanda Forsythe sings with crystalline tone and neat, precise coloratura.

The Independent on Sunday
Sorrell presents an elegantly proportioned "Symphony No 40", with an attractively immediate woodwind sound; the French-influenced "Chaconne" from Idomeneo is vividly characterised and "Parto, m'affretto" (from Lucio Silla) showcases coloratura soprano Amanda Forsythe - a voice to remember.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio (04/2008).



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 30 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Lucio Silla, K 135
  • Performer: Amanda Forsythe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: Composition written: 1772.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1772

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, ballet music from the opera, for chamber orchestra, K. 367
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 15 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 01/18/1781

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Contredanse for orchestra in B flat major, K. 123 (K. 73g)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1770
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : K.463 :: Menuetto cantabile (Adagio)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1784
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Kontretänze, K. 462 :: Nos. 5 & 6
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1784
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Contredanse for orchestra in B flat major, K. 123 (K. 73g)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1770
  • Studio/Live: Live