Mozart: Bright Lights, Big City

April 15, 2024, 7:00 pm

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Vienna at Sunset
A nice sunset on the city of Vienna

In 1781, when Mozart was 25, he got the boot from the archbishop and moved from his hometown of
Salzburg to the music capital of Vienna. This cosmopolitan city opened Mozart’s eyes and ears to a
creative world that he expresses so beautifully in his music. This week we will hear some of his greatest
symphonies, piano concertos, and operas all composed while he was living in Vienna.


Episode 1

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Mass in C Major, Coronation (excerpts)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus/Koopman
Era 0630-10705

Mozart: Mass in C Major, Coronation
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus/Koopman
Era 0630-10705

Mozart: Serenade No. 9 in D Major, “Posthorn”
IV. Rondeau: Allegro ma non troppo VI. Menuetto
Prague Chamber Orchestra/Mackerras
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik • “Posthorn” Serenade
Tel 80108

Mozart: Idomeneo (excerpts)
Metropolitan Opera Chorus/Levine
Bartoli, mezzo soprano; Domingo, tenor; Vaness, soprano
Mozart: Idomeneo, K366
DG 447 737
4:19; 4:27; 3:04; 6:51; 4:51

Episode 2

Mozart: Serenade for Strings
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Introducing Mozart
Philips 426 735

Mozart: Sonata for Piano No. 11 in A Major
Alfred Brendel, piano
The Art of Alfred Brendel
Phil 446 921

Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio (excerpts)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Mackerras
Yelda Kodalli, soprano
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio, K.384)
Tel 80544
4:16; 9:25

Mozart: Serenade for Winds No. 10 in B flat Major, Gran Partita
I. Largo. Molto Allegro III. Adagio. Andante
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Serenade K. 361 “Gran Partita”
DG 423061

Episode 3

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
I. Allegro con soirito II. Andante IV. Presto
Berlin Philharmonic/Böhm
Symphonien Nos. 35 – 41
DG 447417

Mozart: Mass in C Minor, Great (excerpts)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Bernstein
Mozart: Great Mass in C minor K.427
DG 431791
9:46; 7:44

Mozart: String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor
I. Allegro
Alban Berg Quartet
The 10 Great String Quartets
EMI 63858

Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
English Chamber Orchestra/Perahia
Murray Perahia, piano
Piano Concertos Nos. 11, 12 & 14
CBS 42243

Episode 4

Mozart: Symphony No. 36, Linz
I. Adagio-Allegro-Allegro Spirituoso
Berlin Philharmonic/ Karl Böhm
Symphonies No. 36 “Linz”, No. 38 “Prague”, No. 39
DG 427657

Mozart: Quartet for Strings No. 19 in C Major, Dissonance
I. Adagio-Allegro
Emerson Quartet
Mozart: Jagdquartett Dissonanzen-Quartett
DG 427 657
0:40; 10:24

Mozart: Concerto for Piano No. 20 in D Minor
I. Allegro
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Szell
Rudolf Serkin, piano
Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 20
CBS MYK 37236

Mozart: Concerto for Horn No. 4
II. Romance
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/Zuckerman
Hermann Baumann, horn
Die Hornkonzerte
Philips 412 737
3:54; 3:54

Episode 5

Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds
I. Largo-Allegro
Barenboim, piano; Clevenger, horn; Damiano, bassoon;
Combs, clarinet; Schellenberger, oboe
Beethoven – Mozart – Quintets
Erato 96359

Mozart: Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 1 in G Minor
I. Allegro
Schneider, violin; Tree, viola; Soyer, violonccello; P. Serkin, piano
Piano Quartet in G Minor K. 478 / Piano Quartet In E Flat Major K. 493
Vanguard 8007

Mozart: Concerto for Piano No. 22 in E flat Major
II. Andante III.Rondo

English Chamber Orchestra/Davis
Larrocha, piano
Piano Concertos No. 22 & No. 26 “Coronation”
RCA 61698

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, Overture
Vienna Philharmonic/E. Kleiber
Nozze di Figaro
Naxos 9.80427

Mozart: Serenade for Winds No. 10 in B flat Major, Gran Partita
IV. Menuetto
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Gran Partita Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 423 061