Claudio Abbado Conducts Mozart (5CD)

by Claudio Abbado
$34.99

Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic once again defy the inexorable progress of period performance in exhilarating accounts of Mozart using modern instruments,” opined Gramophone. The new 5-CD reissue of these recordings from the early 1990s includes several favourite symphonies, the Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, the Masonic Funeral Music, a serenade and divertimento as well as the C minor Mass, of which “Abbado’s performance is wide-ranging, delivering most satisfyingly on every aspect of this hugely varied score. He has an impressively unified team at his disposal, with a superb quartet of singers: in fact Bonney and Auger are as well matched as you could reasonably expect to find in the impossibly demanding Domine Deus duet” (Music-Web International).

TRACKLIST

CD 1

 

1                    March No. 1 in D Major, K. 335 (320a)

 

Serenade No. 9 in D Major, K. 320 "Posthorn"

2                    I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con spirito

3                    II. Menuetto - Allegretto - Trio

4                    III. Concertante - Andante grazioso

5                   IV. Rondeau - Allegro ma non troppo

6                    V. Andantino

7                    VI. Menuetto - Trio I - Trio II

8                    VII. Finale - Presto

 

9                    March No. 2 in D Major, K. 335 (320a)

 

Divertimento No. 11 in D Major, K. 251, "Nannerl Septet"

10                   I. Molto allegro

11                   II. Menuetto - Trio

12                   III. Andantino

13                   IV. Menuetto - Tema con variazioni

14                   V. Rondeau - Allegro assai

15                   VI. Marcia alla francese

 

CD 2

Symphony No. 23 in D Major, K. 181

1                    I. Allegro spiritoso

2                    II. Andantino grazioso

3                    III. Presto assai

 

Sinfonia concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 364

4                    I. Allegro maestoso

5                    II. Andante

6                    III. Presto

 

Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 "Linz"

7                    I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso

8                    II. Andante

9                    III. Menuetto - Trio

10                   IV. Presto

 

CD 3

Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200

1                    I. Allegro spirituoso

2                    II. Andante

3                    III. Minuetto. Allegro

4                    IV. Presto

 

Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201

5                    I. Allegro moderato

6                    II. Andante

7                    III. Menuetto

8                    IV. Allegro con spirito

 

Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 "Haffner"

9                    I. Allegro con spirito

10                   II. Andante

11                   III. Menuetto

12                   IV. Finale. Presto

 

CD 4

Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297 "Paris"

1                    I. Allegro assai

2                    II. Andantino

3                    III. Allegro

4                    II. Andante (1st Version)

 

5                    Maurerische Trauermusik, K. 477

 

Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183

6                    I. Allegro con brio

7                    II. Andante

8                    III. Menuetto - Trio

9                    IV. Allegro

 

Serenade No. 9 in D Major, K. 320 "Posthorn"

10                   I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con spirito

11                   V. Andantino

12                   VII. Finale. Presto

 

CD 5

Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427 (417a)

1                    I. Kyrie - Andante Moderato

2                    II. Gloria - Allegro vivace

3                    II. Gloria - Laudamus te - Allegro aperto

4                    II. Gloria - Gratias agimus tibe - Adagio

5                    II. Gloria - Domine - Allegro moderato

6                    II. Gloria - Qui tollis - Largo

7                    II. Gloria - Quoniam - Allegro

8                    II. Gloria - Jesu Christe - Adagio

9                    III. Credo - Cum sancto spiritu

10                   III. Credo - Allegro maestoso

11                   III. Credo - Et incarnatus est

12                   IV. Sanctus

13                   V. Benedictus - Allegro comodo