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Symphonies 40 & 41 Import

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  • Audio CD (7 Oct. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Madacy Records
  • ASIN: B000000LQP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,412,856 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Format: Audio CD
This disc, taken from the boxed set of the complete symphonies, is an inspiring testament to Mozart, to Pinnock, to his orchestra and to the sound engineers. Although, inevitably, this pair of symphonies is well represented in my collection by many renowned recordings on both period and modern chamber orchestras led by renowned conductors of several generations, the complete set of recordings by Pinnock has proved hard to match and impossible to beat.

This final pair of symphonies simply marks the culmination of both Mozart's symphonic output and also this considerable recording venture. At neither point has either faltered. It is rare to find recordings where one can honestly say 'well that's perfect' but this one comes remarkable close. The use of period instruments played at this level is that one can so much more readily appreciate the level of individual and corporate dialogue that Mozart built into both works and which so often is submerged beneath incorrect balances or textures.

I can only suggest to collectors that if you cannot run to the whole set, then buy as many of the greatest symphonies as you can from this set. This disc will do admirably for a start!
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Format: Audio CD
The last few symphonies of Mozart are a compelling listen that delight and bewilder that make you keep going back and listening to them again and again. It's best to get a recording that will do justice to the music. The interpretations by The English Concert/Pinnock are inspired recordings that will reward repetitive listens. I have owned many different recordings of this pair of symphonies but none match the perfection of these performances. Recommended.
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The start of symphony 40 sounds like its played at wrong speed. So bad it was immediately deleted and replaced.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9595e690) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x955e9e04) out of 5 stars Pinnock great, Archiv sound thin 20 July 2005
By Richard A. Ayers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
As I have posted in my review of the 11 disc symphonies set, no's 40 and 41 seem very thin to my ear. In fact, the timpani sound like someone "plumping a pillow" off stage. I do not equate clear sound with well balanced sound if the proper dynamic range does not acompany it. Really wish the sound was better for these excellent performances.

Follow-on Aug 11, 2005: To be fair to this single disc, I have assumed above that this version has not been remastered over that presented in the boxed set.
HASH(0x955e9e64) out of 5 stars The final disc from an inspiring box set of the complete symphonies 8 Oct. 2013
By I. Giles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This disc, taken from the boxed set of the complete symphonies, is an inspiring testament to Mozart, to Pinnock, to his orchestra and to the sound engineers. Although, inevitably, this pair of symphonies is well represented in my collection by many renowned recordings on both period and modern chamber orchestras led by renowned conductors of several generations, the complete set of recordings by Pinnock has proved hard to match and impossible to beat.

This final pair of symphonies simply marks the culmination of both Mozart's symphonic output and also this considerable recording venture. At neither point has either faltered. It is rare to find recordings where one can honestly say 'well that's perfect' but this one comes remarkable close. The use of period instruments played at this level is that one can so much more readily appreciate the level of individual and corporate dialogue that Mozart built into both works and which so often is submerged beneath incorrect balances or textures.

I can only suggest to collectors that if you cannot run to the whole set, then buy as many of the greatest symphonies as you can from this set. This disc will do admirably for a start!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x94d022b8) out of 5 stars Pinnock nails it 14 Jun. 2010
By M. Walton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This disc Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41 "Jupiter" is widely recommended in the various review guides-and rightly so. I am not a great fan of the later Mozart symphonies, but this disc might make me change my mind.
The Archiv engineers have produced great sound here, but the honours go to Pinnock and his orchestra for what must be the finest performances of these works. Well worth the outlay.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x94d022a0) out of 5 stars Majestic Music 6 Jan. 2008
By Foodie says Cheese - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
There is something really majestic about the Jupiter Symphony. I love to listen to it when I am in a bad mood and it manages to without fail lift my spirits up right there into the heavens where the planet Jupiter is.

This is a must have piece of classical music, together with Schubert's Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"!
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x94d02768) out of 5 stars Great Period Instrument Performances of Mozart's Symphonies 17 July 2003
By John Kwok - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Without a doubt this fine CD is an excellent example from Trevor Pinnock's 1990's Mozart symphony cycle with the English Consort. The sound quality is absolutely first rate, especially for the fine, rich tone of the strings and winds. Although it won't replace my beloved recordings of these symphonies conducted by the likes of Bernstein and especially, Bohm, Pinnock demonstrates that he is also a first-rate interpreter of Mozart. Not surprisingly, the tempi tend to be a bit brisk, and the inclusion of the harpsichord is most definitely an intriguing addition to Pinnock's period instrument ensemble. For those wishing to forego Deutsche Grammophon's 11 CD set compilation of Pinnock's Mozart symphony cycle, then this CD will be an attractive, inexpensive alternative.
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