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The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings, Vol. 2 / Mozart: Symphony no 36 "Linz"; Piano Concerto no 24 et al. / Louis Kentner, piano

Audio Samples

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Minuets (12) for orchestra, K. 568

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Minuets (12) for orchestra, K. 568
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

First Hand Records offers a second volume in their series of recordings of the complete HMV stereo recordings made by the London Mozart Players and Harry Blech. This disc includes newly discovered Abbey Road Studio recordings from 1954 and 1956. All tapes were remastered at Abbey Road using original analogue session & masters. The London Mozart Players are the longest established chamber orchestra in the UK. Repertoire featured on this release includes the Symphony No.36, the Piano Concerto No.24 (featuring Louis Kentner at the keyboard) and the twelve Minuets of K568.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
This notable chamber ensemble has a cult following in the UK. That they still survive was news to me but is not so surprising given their stature in the 1950s, when they included many of the best players in London. In their small scale these 1954-59 performances anticipate things to come in Mozart performances, but they otherwise have nothing to do with the lurch towards historical reconstruction. Their life, gracefulness, and spit-and-polish accuracy stand in sharp contrast to the willful woodenness signifying musicology and high seriousness.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London (1954-12-22_1954-12-23&1956-).



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz"
  • Conductor: Harry Blech
  • Ensemble: London Mozart Players
  • Notes: Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London (12/22/1954-12/23/1954)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1783

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491
  • Performer: Louis Kentner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Harry Blech
  • Notes: Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London (05/23/1959-05/24/1959)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Minuets (12) for orchestra, K. 568
  • Conductor: Harry Blech
  • Running Time: 21 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1788