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Mozart: Symphonies 39 & 41 / Gardiner

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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter"

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter"
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Notes & Reviews:

SDG is proud to release its first Mozart CD, recorded live at Cadogan Hall, which features Symphonies 39 and 49, some of the last composed by Mozart. They use the full eighteenth-century orchestra, complete with trumpets and timpani. The album made headlines in 2006 as the UK's first classical "on the night" recording. CDs were made during the second part of the concert for the audience to take home at the end of the night. This is the recording's first commercial release.

"Musically, the performances are first rate, with the slow introduction to Symphony No. 39 sounding grander and more solemn than it does in Charles Mackerras's widely-admired version with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Finale (done with both repeats) generating a tremendous sense of energy." -BBC Music Magazine****

"Unlike so many 'live' recordings, this one captures the essence of pure music-making and re-creative energy. Period instruments and historical information are means to glorious ends here...[Gardiner] and his musicians take risks within the context of clearly reasoned interpretations, defying hidebound convention to explore the music's essential truth." -Classic FM Magazine*****

The Guardian
These are lively, slightly hard-driven performances.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Cadogan Hall, London (02/09/2006).



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 30 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter"
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 35 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788