Brilliant Mozart

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO image = 3.6 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 7.5 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 92211 | Direction: Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe

The pan-continental Chamber Choir of Europe recorded a number of Mozart works for the Dutch budget label Brilliant as part of a large Mozart edition, and these performances have been reissued several times, singly and in groups. The choir always has an attractively clear sound that comes from the youth of its members, and this is one of the group's most distinctive if not necessarily one that will appeal to every listener. Conductor Nicol Matt generally falls close to the middle of the road, but here he runs counter to type among recordings of Mozart's "Great" Mass in C minor, K. 427. The modest dimensions he gives the work, aided by close-up microphone placement that brings out individual voices in the group, are fresh and cogently thought out.

In Search of Mozart (2006)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Feb. 6, 2017
In Search of Mozart (2006)

In Search of Mozart (2006)
DVDRip | 720 x 480 | .AVI/XviD @ 1195 Kbps | 2h 8mn | English MP3 128 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.20 GB
Genre: Documentary, Arts, Music

In Search of Mozart" is an utterly fascinating documentary which brings the brilliant, sometimes tragic, bawdy and all too human composer to life. Using a combination of his letters read evocatively by leading actors, hundreds of musical clips of orchestras and singers, interviews with scholars and musicians, as well as present day footage of the very long roads he traveled (he was on tour about 1/3 of the days of his short life), Mozart becomes as real as if he sat down to dinner with you. I had the privilege to see this film at Lincoln Center where people laughed and cried and crowded around after to buy the DVD. A film for those who know nothing about Mozart to those who have studied him all their lives."

James Ehnes - Mozart: The Complete Violin Concertos (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 1, 2017
James Ehnes - Mozart: The Complete Violin Concertos (2017)

James Ehnes - Mozart: The Complete Violin Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 142:58 min | 674 MB
Label: Onyx | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

James Ehnes is recognised the world over as one of the great violinists of our time – famed for his brilliant technique and musical intelligence as both soloist and chamber musician. These recordings of the complete Mozart Violin Concertos made over ten years ago for CBC and long out of the catalogue sound as fresh as the day they were made. James directs a hand picked orchestra ofcolleagues who are as meticulous and fine musicians as he is. The cadenzas in all the concertos are by James Ehnes who studied the composer’s own cadenzas of the contemporaneous piano concertos–especially Nos 8 & 9 K246 and 271.
Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos No.17 & No.21 (2006)

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos No.17 & No.21 (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:15 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 2894775795

One hates to admit it, but at this point in his career, pianist Maurizio Pollini is no longer a Mozart player. Although a supreme virtuoso, a passionate intellectual, and a consummate artist, Pollini has grown too brilliant, too intense, and too calculating for Mozart. Pollini's tone is crystalline, his textures are transparent and his tempos are perfect in this breathtaking 2005 recording of the G major and C major piano concertos, but it all seems too cold and too objective. Although he is also directing the Wiener Philharmoniker from the piano, this doesn't seem to encumber Pollini's virtuosity in any way; indeed, he appears to enjoy the challenge, audibly coaxing more force from the musicians' playing.
Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante, Mozart: Oboe & Bassoon Concertos (2015)

Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Haydn: Sinfonia concertante, Mozart: Oboe & Bassoon Concertos (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet| 57:44 | 271 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 68090

Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major for violin, cello, oboe, and bassoon, Hob. 1/105, is among his most recorded works, and among his most utterly joyful. But it has rarely reached the heights of ebullience achieved in this historical-instrument reading by the small British ensemble Arcangelo and its conductor, Jonathan Cohen. The list of things to be enthusiastic about is long, but it begins with the differentiation of the instruments in the solo passages, with the period oboe and bassoon of Alfredo Bernardini and Peter Whelan, respectively, having the depth of texture to stand up to the brilliant Stradivarius violin and Guarneri cello of Ilya Gringolts (a renowned soloist in his own right) and Nicolas Altstaedt.
Mozart – Night Music (Andrew Manze & The English Concert) (2003) [SACD-R][OF]

Mozart – Night Music (Andrew Manze & The English Concert) (2003) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DSD64 2.0, DST64 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.35 GB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Release Year: 2003

The title of this exceptional disc, “Night Music”, should not be taken to mean that the performances are in any way dark, mysterious, droopy, sluggish, or otherwise conventionally “nocturnal”. Rather, the term evokes its 18th century musical meaning: a time for fun, relaxation, parties, entertainment both indoors and out, and of course, romance. Indeed, “Romantic” is perhaps the best way to describe these virtuosic, impulsive, and extravagantly expressive performances by the inimitable Andrew Manze and his team of crack “authentic-instrument” players.

Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 27, 2016
Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 129:06 min | 2.28 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

The five most brilliant concertos for violin, all penned before the age of 19! Mozart was not even 15 years old when he began composing violin concertos that would serve as a backdrop at Salzburg receptions. An insatiable drive for independence would however lead the young Konzertmeister to overtly challenge musical forms, innovate with genres, humour and frivolity, all of which can be heard in this delightful first collaboration between Isabelle Faust and the musicians of Il Giardino Armonico.

Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 24, 2016
Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016)

Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:09:06 | 297 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi

The five most brilliant concertos for violin, all penned before the age of 19! Mozart was not even 15 years old when he began composing violin concertos that would serve as a backdrop at Salzburg receptions. An insatiable drive for independence would however lead the young Konzertmeister to overtly challenge musical forms, innovate with genres, humour and frivolity, all of which can be heard in this delightful first collaboration between Isabelle Faust and the musicians of Il Giardino Armonico.
Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Georg Solti) (2005/1988)

Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Georg Solti) (2005/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.16 Gb (DVD5) | 140 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues, Japanese

Mozart's comic opera tells the story of Belmonte, a Spanish Nobleman, who arrives at a Turkish palace in search of his beloved Konstanze who has become part of Pasha Selim's harem. Together Belmonte and Konstanze plan her escape. Filmed at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in 1988, Georg Solti conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House. Deon van der Walt and Inga Nielsen star. “Solti's effervescence and warmth inspire a splendid cast, especially Nielsen's unusually desperate, passionate Constanze and antagonists Moll and Watson. Richly comic and brilliant sung.” - BBC Music Magazine
NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach, Midori, Nobuko Imai - Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante; Concerto K. Anh. 56 (2001)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante; Concerto in D Major K. Anh. 56 (2001)
Midori, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; NDR-Sinfonieorchester; Christoph Eschenbach, piano & conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 89488 | Time: 00:58:34

The 'Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K 364/320D' is one of those refined works that is so well written that it exudes genius. Composed for violin, viola, and orchestra the work is a conversation with the two instruments with a beautifully woven tapestry of comment for the orchestra. Violinist Midori and violist Nobuko Imai are not only well paired in technique and virtuosity, they find a compatibility of discourse that is refreshingly fine. Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Norddeutscher Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester with grace and sensitive collaboration. The work is a complete success. The Philip Wilby reconstruction of the accompanying concerto for violin and piano is a fine little piece, if not in the same realm as the Sinfonia Concertante. The performance of this uneven work makes up for the inconsistencies that arise when sonatas are adapted for orchestra. Midori again focuses on her pliant, clear technique and is matched by Christoph Eschenbach's piano role as well as his conducting. It is a minor work played in a major manner.