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Mozart: Schatten und Licht (Shadow & Light) - a narrated biography of W.A. Mozart. Incluldes performances of Piano Concertos Nos. 18 & 23 / Martha Argerich; Daniel Barenboim

Audio Samples

  1. Mozart — Mozart, Schatten und Licht: Chapter 1, Wunder der Natur (1756-1765)
  2. Mozart — Mozart, Schatten und Licht: Chapter 2, Salzburgs Glanz und Wolfgangs Gloria (1765-1769)
  3. Mozart — Mozart, Schatten und Licht: Chapter 3, Cavaliere Amadeo Wolfgango (1770-1773)
  4. Mozart — Mozart, Schatten und Licht: Chapter 4, Im Tanzmeisterhaus (1773-1777)
  5. Mozart — Mozart, Schatten und Licht: Chapter 5, Fort mir dir nach Paris! (1777-1779)
  6. Mozart — Mozart, Schatten und Licht: Chapter 6, Flucht aus der Sklaverei (1779-1781)
  7. Mozart — Mozart, Schatten und Licht: Chapter 7, Der beste Ort von der Welt (1781-1783)
  8. Mozart — Mozart, Schatten und Licht: Chapter 8, Amadeus, Amadeus! (1784-1786)
  9. Mozart — Mozart, Schatten und Licht: Chapter 9, Schwarze Gedanken (1786-1788)
  10. Mozart — Mozart, Schatten und Licht: Chapter 10, Neugekr├Ânte Hoffnung (1788-1791)
  11. Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat Major, K. 456: I. Allegro vivace
  12. Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat Major, K. 456: II. Andante un poco sostenuto
  13. Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat Major, K. 456: III. Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488: I. Allegro
  15. Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488: III. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Handstein, Jorg : Schatten und Licht, an audio biography
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 18 in B flat major, K 456
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

What was Mozart really like? Was he "a flawless and infinitely good man," as his admirer Tchaikovsky believed? Or was he, as Goethe secretly feared, a man "in the grip of the demonic spirit of his genius"? This audio biography lays no claim to solving the riddle of Mozart either, but it does bring the composer to life - in his thoughts and feelings, his everyday life and his era, as embodied by the Viennese actor Florian Teichtmeister, and strictly according to original source material. The narrator is Udo Wachtveitl, while the author is J÷rg Handstein, who has already retraced the lives of Mahler, Wagner and Verdi in the form of audio-biographies for the BR-KLASSIK Wissen series. The audio biography is enhanced by the two Piano Concertos No. 18 and No. 23, played by Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim, accompanied by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.



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Works Details

>Handstein, Jorg : Schatten und Licht, an audio biography
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony
  • Running Time: 23 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 18 in B flat major, K 456
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Eugen Jochum
  • Running Time: 29 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1784

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Running Time: 25 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786