Mozart

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2002/1992)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2002/1992)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.06 Gb+7.77 Gb (2xDVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

When this staging was presented in 1992, in various theatres, Gardiner decided to be his own director because he didn't trust any available alternative to be faithful to Da Ponte's and Mozart's original. In the circumstances his was a sensible decision because his deeply discerning stage interpretation perfectly seconds his own musically perceptive reading. His keen understanding of what this endlessly fascinating work is about is made plain in his absorbing essay in the booklet.
Isabel Bayrakdarian, Russell Braun, Michael Schade - Mozart: Arie & Duetti (2006)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, Russell Braun, Michael Schade - Mozart: Arie & Duetti (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:47 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: CBC | Catalog: 5239

The choice of repertoire is more or less predictable. There are no lesser known arias, and Gott sei Dank they have been grouped by opera but, within the operas, not in the order of appearance. The ordering of the operas seems haphazard, too. "What an ungrateful nit-picker!" I can hear readers mumble. "Of course they have decided the order to achieve as much variety as possible". But I am not so sure. Why, in that case, start the recital, after the Zauberflöte overture with two arias in a row sung by Russell Braun?
Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008)

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 493 Mb | Total time: 47:26+44:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 8908 | Recorded: 2007

Claudio Abbado isn't a name one associates with early music, in light of his impressive career conducting the masterworks of the Romantic and modern eras. Indeed, he didn't conduct any music by J.S. Bach with the Berlin Philharmonic until as late as 1994. Yet when he's leading the talented Orchestra Mozart of Bologna in Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, his ease with the music and his players is obvious, and the performances have almost as much Baroque style as many versions by period ensembles of greater longevity. Abbado led this ensemble in all six Brandenburgs in 2007 at the Teatro Municipale Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilio, and the live performances were recorded by Deutsche Grammophon with close attention to details, as befits chamber music.
Piotr Anderszewski - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 25 & 27 (2018) {Warner Classics}

Piotr Anderszewski - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 25 & 27 (2018) {Warner Classics}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 256MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 167MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

This pairing of concertos Nos 25 and 27, recorded with Chamber Orchestra of Europe, is Piotr Anderszewski’s third Warner Classics album of Mozart concertos. “In Mozart I tend to prefer to direct from the keyboard,” he explains, “His concertos are like chamber works … The piano is in dialogue with the orchestra, conversing and interacting all the time. The two works are very different… No 25 is very grand, complex and sophisticated; No 27, Mozart’s final piano concerto, is in a major key, but underneath it I sense an incredible sadness… It always amazes me how deep this music is.”
Giuliano Carmignola, Carlo De Martini, Il Quartettone - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2006)

Giuliano Carmignola, Carlo De Martini, Il Quartettone - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 542 Mb | Total time: 68:38+62:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant | # 92884 | Recorded: 1997

As long as there are violinists around like Giuliano Carmignola, classical music will never be a museum for the dead because in his hands, Mozart's Concertos are brilliantly, vibrantly, irresistibly alive. Carmignola, who later signed with Sony and then Deutsche Gramophone after these recordings were made in 1997, is a violinist with a light bow, a warm tone, an impeccable intonation and a superlative technique, all of which are needed for Mozart's effervescent Concertos. But, best of all, Carmignola has an elegant way of turning a phrase and a graceful manner of expressing the inner life of the music. With the skilled if not especially characterful il Quartettone led by Carlo de Martini, Carmignola turns in performances of Mozart Concertos which while they might not challenge the greatest recordings ever made, certainly do reconfirm the life enhancing – life affirming – qualities of the music.
(James Leonard)
Vladimir Spirakov, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante (2005)

Vladimir Spirakov, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 735 Mb | Total time: 76:16+79:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 86528 2 | Recorded: 1977, 1979, 1983

The answer to the question what would post-Oistrakh Soviet Mozart sound like? is Vladimir Spivakov. The answer to the question what does Spivakov's Mozart sound like? is lightly, lively, elegant, and, every once in a while, extremely intense. In these recordings from the late '70s and early '80s of Mozart's violin concertos and Sinfonia Concertante with the English Chamber Orchestra and violist Yuri Bashmet, Spivakov plays and conducts with graceful artistry, consummate virtuosity, and deep humanity. In opening Allegros, Spivakov is airborne in the zephyrs of spring. In the closing Rondos, Spivakov is dancing in the ballrooms of Europe. But sometimes, especially in the central Andantes, Spivakov can sing with an intimacy and intensity that reveal a more profound Mozart, a Mozart touched not only by eternity but by mortality. In the central Andante of the Sinfonia Concertante with the soulful Yuri Bashmet, Spivakov proves he is not only the best of the post-Oistrakh Soviet violinists, but also one of the most moving violinists of the past 30 years.
(James Leonard)

Hagen Quartett - Mozart: Complete String Quartets (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 11, 2018
Hagen Quartett - Mozart: Complete String Quartets (2006)

Hagen Quartett - Mozart: Complete String Quartets (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 08:51:01 | 2,34 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 00289 477 6253

Recorded between 1989 and 2004, the Hagen Quartet's recordings of Mozart's complete music for string quartet is clearly the finest set of the works released in the early digital age. For one thing, because the collection includes not only the 23 canonical string quartets but also the three early Divertimenti for string quartet, the five Fugues from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier arranged by Mozart, and the late Adagio and Fugue in C minor, their set really is the complete music for string quartet.

Quartetto Italiano - Mozart: Complete String Quartets (2013)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 10, 2018
Quartetto Italiano - Mozart: Complete String Quartets (2013)

Quartetto Italiano - Mozart: Complete String Quartets (2013)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:54:36 | 2,71 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 478 5555

This series of performances dates from between 1966 (when the six quartets Nos. 14-19 dedicated to Haydn were recorded) to 1973 and was rightly saluted on its completion as a fine achievement. The playing of the Quartetto Italiano has a freshness, range and subtlety that vividly realizes the music in all its variety, while technical problems seem to have been solved so that the music-making can be both spontaneous-sounding and thoughtful throughout.

Alban Berg Quartett - Mozart: Chamber Music (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 9, 2018
Alban Berg Quartett - Mozart: Chamber Music (2018)

Alban Berg Quartett - Mozart: Chamber Music (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 1.57 GB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 54 | Time: 383:47 min

The Alban Berg Quartett is at the centre of this Mozart collection – quartets, quintets and a chamber version of the piano concerto K 414. The pleasures that await the listener are evoked by Gramophone magazine: “The K 515 and K 516 Quintets are a real treat; the first movement of the G minor has an unusual urgency, and the lovely, balanced phrasing emphasises the singing, melodic nature of the music. The disc of concert performances with Brendel is another high point… In the K 414 Concerto… the quartet's accompaniments are exceptionally refined and intimate… Brendel is in particularly sprightly form in the finale.”
Beaux Arts Trio, Bruno Giuranna - Mozart: The Piano Quartets (1991)

Beaux Arts Trio, Bruno Giuranna - Mozart: The Piano Quartets (1991)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:07 | 247 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 410 391-2

Mozart wrote a plethera of fine chamber music in the galante style of the classical era: Quintets for various instruments, string quartets, string trios, string duos, piano trios, violin sonatas and the two magnificent piano quartets here. With these two quartets, Mozart more-or-less invented the genre which was later taken up by Schumann, Brahms and Dvorak. These piano quartets show Mozart in both a dramatic mode in the minor work and a typical merry mood in the major piece.