Mozart: Bright Lights, Big City

January 21, 2015, 7:00 pm

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Mozart gets the boot from the Archbishop and moves from his hometown of Salzburg to the music capital of Vienna. This cosmopolitan world opened Mozart’s eyes and ears to a creative world that he expresses so beautifully in his music.


Episode 1

Mozart: Mass in C Major, Coronation (excerpts)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus/Koopman
Era 0630-10705
1:32, 14:05

Mozart: Serenade No. 9 in D Major, Posthorn, IV & VI
Prague Chamber Orchestra/Mackerras
Tel 80108

Mozart: Idomeneo (excerpts)
Metropolitan Opera Chorus/Levine
Bartoli, ms.; Domingo, ten.; Vaness, s.
DG 447 737
4:19, 4:27, 3:04, 6:51, 4:51

Episode 2

Mozart: Sonata for Piano No. 11 in A Major
Brendel, p.
Phil 446921

Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio (excerpts)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Mackerras
Kodalli, s.
Tel 80544
4:16, 9:25

Mozart: Serenade for Winds No. 10 in B flat Major, Gran Partita, I & III
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 423061

Episode 3

Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Haffner, I, II & IV
Berlin Philharmonic/Böhm
DG 447417

Mozart: Mass in C Minor, Great (excerpts)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Bernstein
DG 431791
9:46, 7:44

Mozart: String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, I
Alban Berg Quartet
EMI 63858

Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, finale
English Chamber Orchestra/Perahia
Perahia, p.
CBS 42243

Episode 4

Mozart: Symphony No. 36, Linz, I
Berlin Philharmonic/Böhm

Mozart: Quartet for Strings No. 19 in C Major, Dissonance, I
Emerson Quartet
CBS 37236

Mozart: Concerto for Piano No. 20 in D Minor, I & II
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Szell
R. Serkin, p.
Phil 412737
3:54, 2:47

Mozart: Concerto for Horn No. 4, II & excerpt
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/Wolff
Baumann, hn.
DG 447416

Episode 5

Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds, I
Barenboim, p.; Clevenger, hn.; Damiano, bsn.; Combs, cl.; Schellenberger, ob.
Erato 96359

Mozart: Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 1 in G Minor, I
Schneider, v.; Tree, vla.; Soyer, vc.; P. Serkin, p.
Van 8007

Mozart: Concerto for Piano No. 22 in E flat Major, II & III
English Chamber Orchestra/Davis
Larrocha, p.
RCA 61698

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, overture
Vienna Philharmonic/E. Kleiber
Lon 41731