BIG MOZART BOX

13+ HOURS OF MUSIC

TRACK LISTING

Divertimento in B-flat Major for Two Horns and Strings, K.287
English Chamber Orchestra; David Blum, conductor
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Andante grazioso con variazioni
3. III. Menuetto. Trio 1
4. IV. Adagio
5. V. Menuetto. Trio 2
6. VI. Andante. Allegro molto

Divertimento in F Major for String Ensemble, K.138
English Chamber Orchestra; David Blum, conductor
7. I. Allegro
8. II. Andante
9. III. Presto

Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K.447
Albert Linder, horn; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Hans Swarowsky, conductor
10. I. Allegro maestoso
11. II. Romance: Larghetto
12. III. Rondo: Allegro

Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K.495
Albert Linder, horn; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Hans Swarowsky, conductor
13. I. Allegro moderato
14. II. Romanze: Andante cantabile
15. III. Rondo: Allegro vivace

Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major, K.417
Albert Linder, horn; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Hans Swarowsky, conductor
16. I. Allegro maestoso
17. II. Andante
18. III. Rondo: Allegro

Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, K.412
Albert Linder, horn; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Hans Swarowsky, conductor
19. I. Allegro
20. II. Rondo: Allegro

String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K.421
Yale String Quartet
21. I. Allegro moderato
22. II. Andante
23. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
24. IV. Allegretto ma non troppo. Più allegro

String Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K.75 (Prussian, No.1)
Yale String Quartet
25. I. Allegretto
26. II. Andante
27. III. Menuetto: Allegr etto
28. IV. Allegretto

Oboe Quartet in F Major, K.370
Harold Gomberg, oboe; Yale String Quartet
29. I. Allegro
30. II. Adagio
31. III. Rondo: Allegro

Symphony No. 41 in C Minor, K.551 (Jupiter)
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Felix Prohaska, conductor
32. I. Allegro vivace
33. II. Andante cantabile
34. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
35. IV. Finale: Molto allegro

36. Overture to Don Giovanni, K.527
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Felix Prohaska, conductor

37. Overture to Marriage of Figaro, K.492
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Felix Prohaska, conductor

38. Overture to Magic Flute, K.620
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Felix Prohaska, conductor

Sonata in B-flat Major, K.333
Denis Matthews, piano
39. I. Allegro
40. II. Adagio
41. III. Allegro assai

42. Fantasie in C Minor, K. 475
Denis Matthews, piano

Sonata in C Minor, K.457
Denis Matthews, piano
43. I. Molto allegro
44. II. Adagio
45. III. Allegro assai

Serenade in G Major, K.525 (‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik')
I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
46. I. Allegro
47. II. Romance: Andante
48. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
49. IV. Rondo: Allegro

String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K.516
Griller String Quartet
50. I. Allegro
51. II. Menuetto. Trio: Allegretto
52. III. Adagio ma non troppo
53. IV. Adagio. Allegro

String Quintet No. 5 in D Major, K.593
Griller String Quartet
54. I. Larghetto. Allegro
55. II. Adagio
56. III. Menuetto. Trio: Allegretto
57. IV. Finale: Allegro

58. Adagio and Fugue in C Minor for String Quartet, K.546
Griller String Quartet

Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 14
Andre Lardrot, oboe; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Felix Prohaska, conductor
59. I. Allegro aperto
60. II. Adagio non troppo
61. III. Rondo: Allegretto

Piano Quartet in G Minor, K.478
Alexander Schneider, violin; Michael Tree, viola;

David Soyer, cello; Peter Serkin, piano
62. I. Allegro
63. II. Larghetto
64. III. Allegretto

Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K.493
Alexander Schneider, violin; Michael Tree, viola;

David Soyer, cello; Peter Serkin, piano
65. I. Allegro
66. II. Larghetto
67. III. Allegretto

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Felix Prohaska, conductor
68. I. Molto allegro
69. II. Andante
70. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
71. IV. Finale: Allegro assai

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466
Denis Matthews, piano;

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Hans Swarowsky, conductor
72. I. Allegro
73. II. Romanza: Andante
74. III. Rondo: Allegro assai

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K.491
Denis Matthews, piano;

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Hans Swarowsky, conductor
75. I. Allegro
76. II. Larghetto
77. III. Allegretto

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453
Alfred Brendel, piano; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
78. I. Allegro
79. II. Andante
80. III. Finale: Allegretto

String Quintet No. 2 in C Minor, K.406
Griller String Quartet ; William Primrose
81. I. Allegro
82. II. Andante
83. III. Menuetto in canone
84. IV. Allegro

String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K.515
Griller String Quartet; William Primrose
85. I. Allegro
86. II. Menuetto. Trio: Allegretto
87. III. Andante
88. IV. Allegro

Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major for Violin and Viola, K.364
Josef Suk, violin; Suk Chamber Orchestra; Josef Suk, conductor
89. I. Allegro maestoso
90. II. Andante
91. III. Rondo: Presto

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K.211
Josef Suk, violin; Suk Chamber Orchestra; Josef Suk, conductor
92. I. Allegro moderato
93. II. Andante
94. III. Rondeau: Allegro

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K.216
Josef Suk, violin; Suk Chamber Orchestra; Josef Suk, conductor
95. I. Allegro
96. II. Adagio
97. III. Rondo: Allegro

Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K.285
Paula Robison, flute; Tokyo String Quartet
98. I. Allegro
99. II. Adagio
100. III. Rondo: Allegro

Flute Quartet No. 2 in G Major, K.285a
Paula Robison, flute; Tokyo String Quartet
101. I. Andante
102. II. Tempo di menuetto

Flute Quartet No. 3 in C Major, K.285b
Paula Robison, flute; Tokyo String Quartet
103. I. Allegro
104. II. Theme and Variations: Andantino

Flute Quartet No. 4 in A Major, K.298
Paula Robison, flute; Tokyo String Quartet
105. I. Theme and Variations: Andante
106. II. Menuetto. Trio
107. III. Rondo: Allegro grazioso

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K.310
Alfred Brendel, piano
108. I. Allegro maestoso
109. II. Andante cantabile con espressione
110. III. Presto

111. Fantasia in C Minor, K.396
Alfred Brendel, piano

112. Rondo in A Minor, K.511
Alfred Brendel, piano

Variations on the Minuet of J.P. Duport in D Major, K.573
Alfred Brendel, piano
113. I. Menuett (Theme)
114. II. Variation 1
115. III. Variation 2
116. IV. Variation 3
117. V. Variation 4
118. VI. Variation 5
119. VII. Variation 6
120. VIII. Variation 7
121. IX. Variation 8
122. X. Variation 9

Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K.313
Julius Baker, flute; I Solisti di Zagreb
123. I. Allegro maestoso
124. II. Adagio ma non troppo
125. III. Rondo: Tempo di minuetto

Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K.314
Julius Baker, flute; I Solisti di Zagreb
126. I. Allegro aperto
127. II. Adagio ma non troppo
128. III. Rondo: Allegretto

Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp, K.299
Julius Baker, flute; Hubert Jelinek, harp; I Solisti di Zagreb
129. I. Allegro
130. II. Andantino
131. III. Rondo: Allegro

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On to Big Mozart Box – in reading great reviews on Amazon from passionate purchasers, I wanted to make a few observations and comments.

As for us repeating ourselves – it’s inevitable but we WILL try NOT to do that. Considering that the Mozart box started at 30 hours and eventually got cut down to 14, we could have eliminated the repeat of the previously released divertimenti and replaced it with the other David Blum Mozart divertimenti recording – but we had some concerns about some editing errors that we heard on that master, which has never been released since its issue on LP. 

And regarding the discussions about sound quality – there are some vast differences between some of the masters and their transfers to digital files. The main problem with creating these HUGE boxes is maintaining the quality level. We attempt, at our end, to establish a standard, but the digital files can go through three, sometimes four transfers before they reach you. And we only control the first two. And at times we are working with older materials – and we have been trying to release long dormant recordings in all of these releases – and the materials we are working with are not entirely suitable. But – we have NEVER released any material mastered from an LP. As I posted earlier, we may, as some great recordings are marred by damaged ¼ inch 15 or 30 IPS tapes, and there are no other sources to use. But to this point in our releases, we have never done this. We have transferred from reel to reels, used DATs and ripped from CDs in creating these packages. But muddy sound may result from a 1950s era tape. Many of our tapes from that era sound extraordinary but some, frankly, do not.

Now, on to metadata CORRECTIONS! Sorry, but there were some mislabeled tracks.

Tracks 29-31: Oboe Quartet – Harold Gomberg’s fellow musicians are members of the Galimir String Quartet, not the Yale String Quartet. The musicians – since there’s not enough room to put this in the metadata on a digital file: Felix Galimir, violin, Samuel Rhodes, viola, and Fortunato Arico, cello.

 

Tracks 46-50: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – some of you have already caught this error – this is not a quartet at all. It is I Solisti di Zagreb, conducted by Antonio Janigro.

 

Tracks 62-67: Piano Quartets – in these recordings, Peter Serkin is joined by an all-star but unnamed New York based trio of musicians, not the Yale String Quartet: ALEXANDER SCHNEIDER, violin, MICHAEL TREE, violin and DAVID SOYER, cello. Again, it’s impossible due to restrictions to list all of these great musicians, which is a shame.

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