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Mozart: 45 Symphonies ~ Danish National Chamber Orchestra
Mozart: 45 Symphonies ~ Danish National Chamber Orchestra
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The Danes, often looked upon with a mocking love-hate attitude by us swedes baffled crime TV affectionados with the series "the Killing". No comparision made with Fischer/DR Underholdingsorkestrets feat other than heres more of that quality one might accuse the danes of; joy-de-vivre, sense of fun, humanity, tounge-in-cheek or sometimes that dark-shaded mood one could find in Mozart Sym. readings. For some time I've been thinking that theres not more to listen to in these works that what's heard in Hogwood, Gardiner, Pinnock, Marriner....Harnoncourt, lately both Böhm and Tate, but heres a joyful susprise. It might not be Mozart for everyone since the readings are… Read more
Mozart - String Quartets K465, K499 and K590 ~ Budapest Quartet
5.0 out of 5 stars "Mozart for the ages", 22 Oct 2013
The booklet to go with this CD concludes (about these recordings) that "it was Mozart not for the 1930s but for the ages" (T Potter). How true. This is nowadays quite familiar music for me, though it needs some concentration. I'm in no way a quartet diehard but have the last years listened a lot to many recordings from later years and bought this disc after having read the helpful 5 star interview by a mr Street . I was curious but also expected bad acoustics, mono, noise, crackle etc, things that makes one lose patience when listening. Not this time. Almost 73 minutes of hi-fi from the 1930's that makes one forget things about monaurual recording, some noise and suppressed sounds (like… Read more
Complete String Quintets, The (Griller String Quar&hellip ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Time waits for no one, 4 April 2013
"1/10 Without doubt /---/ the most important chamber music recording ever made" according to the cover (as stated by Classics Today - but when?). In my quest for THE quintet recording I could perhaps not do without this set; it's enjoyable, since even I (I neither play nor read notes!) notice the occasional mistakes and slightly unclean playing. The glitches could (and should!) be ignored as well as enjoyed; since a) maybe things were done this way back in 1959, with no heavy editing and b) there's musicality involved - these recordings "rocks" and are well worth listening to. But be warned, better recordings and intepretations are to be found by Guernari Qt + viola (live recordings with… Read more