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Children's author Michael Morpurgo narrates his book, The Mozart Question with music by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi et al.

Audio Samples

  1. Morpurgo — Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: II. Larghetto (excerpts) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: The Question I most often ask is always easy enough to answer $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: So there I was $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: Papa was a Barber $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio - I listen to the window $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: "Hello" he said $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D major, K. 250, "Haffner": IV. Rondo (arr. F. Kreisler for violin) - As he play, others came and get a $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: Whenever I cross the Accademia Bridge after that $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: Benjamin and I felt the exicitment and pleasure of my progress $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Morpurgo — Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time): I. Liturgie de cristal (Crystal Liturgy) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: The three of them were brought by train to the concentration camp $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Morpurgo — An der schonen, blauen Donau (the Beautiful Blue Danube), Waltz, Op. 314 (excerpts) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: At first, they gave concert only for the SS officers $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Morpurgo — Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": II. Romanze (excerpts) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: Week after week they play $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Morpurgo — The Mozart Question: When I finished, Benjaman said $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Morpurgo — Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin
>Word, Spoken : The Mozart Question
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons. Summer
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin no 1 in G minor
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade, K. 250
>Messiaen, Olivier : Quartet for the End of Time
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Walta
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine kleine Nachtmusik
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons. Winter
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major
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Notes & Reviews:

Children's author Michael Morpurgo narrates his book The Mozart Question, an eloquent and ultimately uplifting story charting a small boy's discovery of his love for the violin, and of his parents' traumatic past in a concentration camp during the Second World War. This CD weaves together the book's narration with musical extracts to bring the story alive, featuring pieces by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The musical extracts interspersed with the narration include movements from Beethoven's Violin Concerto, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik, and Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time. Nicholas Collon conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra with award winning violinist Jack Liebeck. Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved children's authors. He has written more than 100 books and has won the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award, and most recently the Blue Peter Book Award for Private Peaceful. He is also the author of War Horse, which has been made into a Tony Award-winning Broadway play and a Golden Globe-nominated film. Michael was Writer in Residence at The Savoy Hotel from January to March 2007, and previously he was Children's Laureate from 2003 - 2005, a role that took him across Britain to inspire a love of reading in children.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (03/18/2012).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin :: Larghetto
  • Performer: Jack Liebeck (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Word, Spoken : The Mozart Question
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons. Summer :: Presto
  • Performer: Jack Liebeck (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Word, Spoken : The Mozart Question
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin no 1 in G minor :: Adagio
  • Performer: Jack Liebeck (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Word, Spoken : The Mozart Question
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade, K. 250 :: Rondo in G
  • Performer: Jack Liebeck (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1776

>Word, Spoken : The Mozart Question
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Messiaen, Olivier : Quartet for the End of Time :: Liturgie de Cristal
  • Performers: Susanne Beer (Cello); Catherine Edwards (Piano); Robert Hill (Clarinet); Pieter Schoeman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1940-1941

>Word, Spoken : The Mozart Question
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Walta :: The Blue Danube
  • Performer: Jack Liebeck (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Word, Spoken : The Mozart Question
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine kleine Nachtmusik :: Romanze
  • Performer: Jack Liebeck (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Word, Spoken : The Mozart Question
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons. Winter :: Allegro non molto
  • Performer: Jack Liebeck (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Word, Spoken : The Mozart Question
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major :: Allegro
  • Performer: Jack Liebeck (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Collon
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775