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Mozart: The Wind Serenades (2 CDs)
 
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Mozart: The Wind Serenades (2 CDs)

10 Aug 1998 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
8:42
30
2
8:04
30
3
5:19
30
4
4:39
30
5
6:38
30
6
9:40
30
7
3:15
30
8
10:52
30
9
4:39
30
10
5:46
30
11
3:38
30
12
3:43
Disc 2
30
1
10:56
30
2
4:14
30
3
5:02
30
4
6:42
30
5
4:13
30
6
2:42
30
7
2:33
30
8
3:47
30
9
4:05
30
10
3:06
30
11
2:10
12
n/a
30
13
8:21
30
14
2:55
30
15
1:49
30
16
5:35
30
17
2:02
30
18
2:46
30
19
1:45

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 April 2007
  • Release Date: 12 April 2007
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 2:31:04
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  • ASIN: B001N4QQNC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,454 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. R. F. Sapte on 4 Nov 2013
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There is a wonderful line by Salieri in the film Amadeus - where he describes a wind serenade by Mozart and the beauty of it - where the simple tune is started by an oboe and taken over by a clarinet. The description continues. Well this is it - and he simply describes the beauty of Mozart's work.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Polly Wolly Doodle on 20 Jun 2012
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Eagerly awaiting this CD, which took its time to arrive, I was very disappointed in the reproduction: no other reviewer seems to be bothered by the 'noises off', scratching and thumping of bows, I presume. I was so distracted by these noises that I never got round to considering the playing! I am certainly not aware of this problem on any other string recordings I own so can only conclude it is particular to this recording and quite frankly makes it impossible for me to listen to and to enjoy Mozart's matchless music. So disappointing.
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0 of 14 people found the following review helpful By P. O'donnell on 29 Sep 2010
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Arrived promptly in good condition. Intended as a present as I find a CD of wind ensembles a bit relentless and best taken in small rather than large chunks. But the recording is absolutely fine as one would expect from the Amadeus Winds.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
RATED 5 STARS #1 CHAMBER MUSIC CD MOZART WIND SERENADES K.361,K.375,K.388/DIVERTIMENTI K.240,K.252,K.253,K.270 by AMADEUS WINDS 20 Jun 2008
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WINNER OF THE EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD BY GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE IN 2008, THIS TOUR-DE-FORCE MOZART WIND SERENADES [WIND SEXTETS] K.361, K.375, K.388 & DIVERTIMENTI K.240, K.252, K.253, K.270 CD BY THE AMADEUS WINDS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE IS FOUND IN MANY MOZART AUDIOPHILE'S CD/MP3 COLLECTION!

CD REVIEWER NOTE TO AMAZON.COM READERS: I TYPE WITH LARGE CAP LETTERS TO READ WHAT I WRITE BECAUSE I AM A 100% DISABLED DECORATED VIETNAM VETERAN AND AM ALMOST BLIND WITH MACULAR DEGENERATION. I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAPS MAY CAUSE YOU. ~PATRICK HILL, MOZART SCHOLAR & AUTHOR~

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART [1756 - 1791]
WIND SERENADES K.361, K.375, K.388
DIVERTIMENTI K.240, K.252, K.253, K.270
PERFORMED BY CONCERTMASTER CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD &
THE AMADEUS WINDS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

CD REVIEW
THIS SUPERB 2-CD SET FEATURES THE AMADEUS WINDS DELIVERING A SPELLBINDING PERFORMANCE OF MOZART'S WIND SEXTETS WITH HIS MOST SERENE SERENADES AND DIVERTIMENTI COMPOSED AS ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC!

THE AMADEUS WINDS ARE RENOWNED AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP RATED PERIOD INSTRUMENT CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES AND THEY DELIVER A WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE OF MOZART'S WIND SERENADES AND DIVERTIMENTI ON THIS 2-CD SET THE WAY MOZART WOULD HAVE EXPECTED THEM TO BE PLAYED AND TO BE HEARD! SOFTER THAN MODERN CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTS, THE SOUND QUALITY OF THE AMADEUS WINDS'S PERIOD INSTRUMENTS EXHIBITS CHAMBER MUSICAL PERFECTION SO THE AUDIENCE HEARS EVERY MUSICAL NOTE COMPOSED BY MOZART.

MOZART'S SERENADE GRAN PARTITA K.361 HAS BEEN REGARDED FOR THE LAST 250 YEARS AS ONE OF HIS GREATEST CLASSICAL MUSIC MASTERPIECES. THERE IS A MAGICAL MOMENT IN THE FILM AMADEUS IN WHICH THE VILLAN ANTONIO SALIERI LISTENS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO MOZART'S GRAN PARTITA K.361. SALIERI'S TEAR JERKING DESCRIPTION OF GRAN PARTITA'S THIRD MOVEMENT ADAGIO IS QUOTED AS FOLLOWS: "ON THE PAGE IT LOOKED NOTHING. THE BEGINNING SIMPLE, ALMOST COMIC. JUST A PULSE - BASSOONS AND BASSET HORNS - LIKE A RUSTY SQUEEZEBOX. THEN SUDDENLY - HIGH ABOVE IT - AN OBOE, A SINGLE NOTE, HANGING THERE UNWAVERING, TILL A CLARINET TOOK OVER AND SWEETENED IT INTO A PHRASE OF SUCH DELIGHT! THIS WAS NO COMPOSITION BY A PERFORMING MONKEY! THIS WAS A MUSIC I HAD NEVER HEARD. FILLED WITH SUCH LONGING, SUCH UNFULFILLABLE LONGING, IT HAD ME TREMBLING. IT SEEMED TO ME THAT I WAS HEARING A VOICE OF GOD."

ABOUT MOZART'S DIVERTIMENTI & SERENADES ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC
IN THE 18TH CENTURY, ONE OF MOZART'S SPECIALTIES WAS COMPOSING FESTIVE ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC CALLED DIVERTIMENTI AND SERENADES TO BE PLAYED AS BACKGROUND MUSIC BY A SMALL CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE AT OUTDOOR SOCIAL EVENTS SUCH AS NAME DAYS, BIRTHDAYS, NEW YEAR'S FESTIVITIES, WEDDINGS, AND SCHOOL GRADUATION CELEBRATIONS WHERE PARTY GUESTS ENJOYING A DRINKS AND MEALS. THE WELL-TO-DO PATRON'S OF MOZART'S ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC [ALSO CALLED CHAMBER MUSIC] WERE USUALLY THE ARISTOCRACY IN MOZART'S NATIVE SALZBURG AND VIENNA. AT SOME ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC OCCASIONS, MOZART HIMSELF OFTEN PLAYED THE SOLO VIOLIN, VIOLA, AND PIANO PASSAGES OF HIS DIVERTIMENTI AND SERENADES.

ALTHOUGH MOZART'S DIVERTIMENTI AND SERENADES WERE FUN LIGHT HEARTED CHAMBER MUSIC UNLIKE HIS SERIOUS SYMPHONIES AND CONCERTOS WHICH WERE INTENDED TO BE PERFORMED IN A THEATRE OR CONCERT ROOM, MOZART'S ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC [ALSO CALLED CHAMBER MUSIC] OFFERS CLASSICAL MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS THE SAME BEAUTY, CHARM, AND UNIQUE QUALITY AS HIS MORE SERIOUS MATURE CLASSICAL WORKS.

THE HUGE ADVANTAGE OF LISTENING TO MOZART'S DIVERTIMENTI AND SERENADES PERFORMED BY A SMALL CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE VERSUS A LARGE ORCHESTRA IS THE SUPERIOR PERFECT SOUND OF PERIOD INSTRUMENTS HEARD BY THE AUDIENCE THAT IS TONALLY EXCELLENT, CLOSE UP, AND NATURALLY BALANCED!

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD & THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC [AAM]
CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD IS A WORLD RENONWED ENGLISH CONDUCTOR, CONCERTMASTER, HARPSICHORDIST, WRITER, AND SCHOLAR OF MUSIC. IN 1973, CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD FOUNDED THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC [AAM] IN LONDON ENGLAND AS THE WORLD'S FIRST PERIOD-INSTRUMENT CLASSICAL MUSIC ORCHESTRA THAT IS RATED #1 BY CLASSICAL MUSIC AUDIOPHILES. SINCE 1973, THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC HAS PERFORMED 500 CONCERTS ACROSS SIX CONTINENTS AND OVER RECORDED OVER 250 CLASSICAL MUSIC CDS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THE ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC'S PRE-EMINENCE AS THE WORLD'S FINEST PERIOD INSTRUMENT CLASSICAL MUSIC ORCHESTRA!

ABOUT AMADEUS WINDS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
FOUNDED IN 1983 BY THE FAMED OBOIST STEPHEN HAMMER TO PERFORM MOZART'S MOST POPULAR CHAMBER MUSIC ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS, THE AMADEUS WINDS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE MUSICIANS ARE:
*STEPHEN HAMMER & MARC SCHACHMAN [OBOE]
*ERIC HOEPRICH & LAWRENCE MCDONALD [CLARINET]
*DENNIS GODBURN & ROBIN HOWELL [BASSOON]
*LOWELL GREER & WILLIAM PURVIS [HORN]
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