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Mozart – Three Salzburg Symphonies

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Catalogue numberBIS-2218 CD
Release date2016-06-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time67:20

Mozart spent two thirds of his life in Salzburg – apart from the numerous tours that he undertook from a very early age – and during those years composed some 470 of the 626 works listed in the Köchel catalogue. Nevertheless, with the exception of a small number of works, the music that we revere him for today largely comes from the last period of his career, the decade following his move to Vienna in 1781. Of the around fifty symphonies that we now know he composed, 45 were written before he left Salzburg, many as entertainment for the court of his employer, the Prince-Archbishop. The Symphonies in A major, K 134 (August 1772) and in G major, K 199 (April 1773) are good examples: brilliantly written, witty and effective with numerous typically Mozartian features. They are joined here by the last symphony that Mozart wrote while still in Salzburg, the Symphony in C major, K 338. We know that it was completed in August 1780, but there is no documented performance until April 1781, by which time Mozart had already settled in Vienna. K 338 was originally supplied with a minuet, but this was later removed from the manuscript score, except for its first page, and has been lost. Manfred Huss has therefore chosen to perform another minuet, Menuetto K 409 (probably composed in 1782), in its place. He and his Haydn Sinfonietta Wien appear on 11 previous titles in the BIS catalogue, including a number of albums dedicated to rarities by Haydn. But their first BIS release was in fact another Mozart disc (BIS-1618), with the concertos for two and three pianos, which earned the ensemble critical acclaim: 'never less than lustrous' (International Record Review) and 'idiomatic and alert' (Classica-Répertoire).
 
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  Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  Symphony No. 21 in A major, K 134 17:54
01 I. Allegro 05:03 $ 0.53 USD
02 II. Andante 04:16 $ 0.45 USD
03 III. Menuetto 04:16 $ 0.45 USD
04 IV. Allegro 04:19 $ 0.45 USD
 
  Symphony No. 27 in G major, K 199 (162a) 19:44
05 I. Allegro 06:14 $ 0.65 USD
06 II. Andantino grazioso 07:35 $ 0.80 USD
07 III. Presto 05:55 $ 0.62 USD
 
  Symphony No. 34 in C major, K 338 28:06
08 I. Allegro vivace 07:38 $ 0.80 USD
09 II. Andante di molto più tosto Allegretto 05:31 $ 0.58 USD
10 Menuetto, K 409 06:50 $ 0.72 USD
11 III. Finale: Allegro vivace 08:07 $ 0.85 USD
 
  Album total 67:20
ComposerMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
ConductorHuss, Manfred
OrchestraHaydn Sinfonietta Wien

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