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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphonies 38, 39, 40 & 41
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras
This eagerly anticipated addition to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra series sees Mozart specialist Sir Charles Mackerras deliver a truly memorable recording of Mozart's four last symphonies.
Sir Charles's fruitful partnership with the SCO has been evident since their highly successful recording of Mozart Requiem (CKD 211) was received to wide critical acclaim in 2003. Their special relationship and musical synchronicity makes Mozart Symphonies Nos 38 - 41 equally exhilarating.
The 'Vienna' Symphonies show Mozart at his most diverse, both in musical content and in orchestral colouration.
Notable firsts include Mozart's use of clarinets rather then traditional oboes as the main woodwind instrument in Symphony No 39 and the introduction of a new orchestral colour in the form of muted violins in the 'Jupiter'.
Sir Charles Mackerras, the SCO's Conductor Laureate, has produced numerous award-winning recordings, performed fifty times at the Edinburgh Festival and in 2005 was the first recipient of the 'Queen's Medal for Music'.
The Orchestra has a large international fan base following recent performances in Spain, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, the USA, Portugal and the Netherlands.
The SCO's previous Mozart recordings have been critically acclaimed; Mozart Serenades and Mozart Wind Concertos each consistently received four and five star reviews and BBC Music Magazine named Sir Charles Mackerras's Mozart Requiem a 'Benchmark Recording' in January 2007.
DISC ONE: 66:49|
Symphony No. 38 in D (Prague), K.504
1. i Adagio-Allegro 17:44
2. ii Andante 11:18
3. iii Finale: Presto 7:45
Symphony No. 39 in E flat, K.543
4. i Adagio-Allegro 9:50
5. ii Andante con moto 8:02
6. iii Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio 4:21
7. iv Finale: Allegro 7:49
DISC TWO: 72:29
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550
1. i Molto allegro 7:07
2. ii Andante 13:25
3. iii Menuetto: Allegretto 4:03
4. iv Finale: Allegro assai 9:26
Symphony No. 41 in C (Jupiter), K.551
5. i Allegro vivace 11:28
6. ii Andante cantabile 10:27
7. iii Menuetto: Allegretto 5:03
8. iv Molto allegro 11:30
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