The double CD contains four of Mozarts most popular works and lasts for over 2 hours.
Disc 1 lasts for 52 minutes and contains the complete Requiem performed by Gachinger Kantorie & Bach Collegium Orchestra, Stuttgart. The latters repertoire include Bachs Cantatas, Beethovens Missa Solemnis and Bruckners Masses. The former have performed one of the only complete cycles of Bachs Church Cantatas and also works by Brahms and Mendelssohn. They have appeared all over Europe as well as Japan, Israel, Mexico and the USA.
Disc 2 is 1 hour 11 minutes. We start with the Piano Concerto No.23 in A, KV488. Sir Neville Marriner conducts the world-famous Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, well known for their critically-acclaimed performances and recordings. The pianist is Ivan Moravec who regularly performs major concertos by Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven. In 1998 a 2-CD compilation of Ivan Moravec recordings was published as part of the landmark Philips series, Great Pianists of the 20th Century.
Next up is the Clarinet Concerto in A, KV622 performed by The Hanover Band and conducted by Roy Goodman, one of the finest period-instrument orchestras in the world. They have appeared at major concert venues including New Yorks Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, South Bank Centre, Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall London. The soloist, Colin Lawson, has played principle clarinet for the English Consort and the London Classical Players; he has appeared as soloist in many international venues, including London's major concert halls and New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
We finish with the Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, KV465, recorded again by the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields conducted by the late Iona Brown who was one of the most prominent female violinists and conductors of her generation (Telegraph obituary). The soloist is Timothy Brown who has performed and recorded the complete Mozarts Horn Concertos with the Academy; he also is a soloist in their recordings of Vivaldis Concerto for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns and violin in F, RV574, Telemans Concerto for 3 horns and violin in D, Mozarts Quintet for horn, violin, 2 violas and cello in E flat, K407 (386c), and the Brandenburg Concertos Nos.1-4.
1. Requiem aeternam
3. Dies irae
4. Tuba mirum
5. Rex tremendae
10. Domine Jesu
16. Agnus Dei
17. Lux aeterna
18. Cum sanctis
Piano Concerto No.23 in A, KV488
3. Allegro assai
Clarinet Concerto in A, KV622
6. Rondo: Allegro
Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, KV495
7. Allegro maestoso
The Genius Of Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is published by Kevin Mayhew and is our 60872nd best seller. The ISBN for The Genius Of Mozart is 1490264.