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Mozart Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)
 
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Mozart Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)

15 Mar 2010 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
10:24
2
10:00
3
3:49
4
7:03
5
7:36
6
5:40
7
3:25
8
3:44
9
2:57
10
4:41
Disc 2
1
5:23
2
8:03
3
3:09
4
4:05
5
10:16
6
12:07
7
3:33
8
10:50

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  • Original Release Date: 15 Mar 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Linn Records
  • Copyright: 2010 Linn Records
  • Total Length: 1:56:45
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  • ASIN: B00379JSXQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,865 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Music Buff on 23 Mar 2010
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This is just stunning stuff.

Hot on the heels of last year's multi award-winning set of Mozart's last four symphonies, Mackerras has delivered another little belter.

These readings are alert, buoyant, vital and simply crackling with energy. There is an obvious emphasis on the dance elements in the music and there is not a dawdle to be found anywhere - though refinement, thankfully, is preserved throughout. (Anyone who prefers their Mozart with much lace and wiggery should most certainly look elsewhere). Mackerras moves the music along at a fairly brisk rate but never does he over-drive it or lose touch with its inherent poise, shape - or humour. This is invigorating, joyful music-making of the highest order and simply demands that the listener sit up and take notice.

The combination of natural horns and trumpets with a modern band playing in scrupulous period style works brilliantly once more, delivering a slightly raw freshness/tang without sacrificing the overall tone of the orchestra. The SCO plays out of its collective skin (yet again!) handling the brisk tempi so skilfully that they make it seem easy and there is no loss of control or delicacy anywhere. (One wonders, though, whether any of the wind players needed replacement lips by the end of the sessions...)

Linn's recording is another peerless job - I don't have a high-end SACD deck (I wish!..) but even so, the recording has a firm, rich tone right across the spectrum and provides just the right amount of reverb/bloom whilst preserving detail, clarity and depth.

My one cavil concerns the presentation of the Paris Symphony (No 31) on Disc one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Colpalu on 8 Feb 2011
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More still than in the later symphonies , these recordings bring Mozart lots of fresh air .It is like opening the windows on a beautiful day in the Spring , when the cherrytree is blossoming .
And the recording is state-of-the-art .
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alexander on 7 Jan 2011
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These superb performances make you realise how much we will miss Sir Charles Mackerras. They bring out all aspects of this wonderful music in an entirely natural way -ideal for repeated listening. Excellent playing from the SCO and a fine recording. At this price, don't hesitate, even if you already have these pieces in other performances.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 3 Dec 2012
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This set of Mozart symphonies, recorded in 2009 and concluded with the companion two disc set of the last symphonies, was Mackerras' final thoughts on the subject of Mozartian interpretation in the modern world. These differ quite a bit from his previous two sets that I have been familiar with (LPO and Prague Chamber)and are the best of all three. There are good reasons for this assessment as follows:

The scale of the orchestra and of the recorded sound are correct being neither too large or too small. The Prague set, recorded in rather a generous acoustic, was too 'beefy' for my personal taste even though it used a chamber orchestra, and I found the 'traditional' LPO set inappropriate being a full orchestra. This new recording has the recorded balance just about right with just enough bloom to add warmth without inflating the sound-stage unduly. The make-up of the notably excellent Scottish orchestra is about the same as that of the Prague Chamber orchestra but is tonally different in one major effect. It is here that Mackerras has followed fairly common modern practice in so far as he uses modern strings and woodwind but adds natural brass and early period timpani to the mix. This solves some specific tonal and balance problems very neatly. Modern brass cannot achieve a cutting edge without being too loud. Scale the volume down and they become relatively dull-toned. The modern answer is to use the sort of instruments that Mozart would have had. Those natural trumpets can play much more forcefully with appropriately cutting tone but without overwhelming volume. The timpani work well in the same sort of way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Harber on 28 Mar 2011
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i have many cd recordings of mozarts music --this one tops them all.
outstanding,buy it,you will not regret i promise
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. D. Nicholls on 29 Oct 2010
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Lovely CD set of some of Mozart's greatest symphonies (not quite the greatest as they're on the sister set to this collection!). I have many recordings of these works and each conductor and orchestra has something to offer but these are wonderfully played and recorded and come highly recommended. At the price, a fantastic bargain.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Hamilton on 8 April 2010
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Another splendid recording of Mozart symphonies from MacKerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Informed by period instrument practice, the playing is wonderfully alive, but also has power. The sound is excellent too. At a price of under 10 from Amazon for a double CD, it is good value too. I notice too that the reviews in "The Gramophone" , "BBC Music Nagazine" and "The Scotsman" are all full of praise. However, one might quibble slightly at having barely 2 hours of music, where many CDs now have between 70 and 80 minutes. There would surely have been room for one more symphony, and that would have been a wonderful bargain.
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