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Mozart: Violin Concertos
Isabelle Faust, violin
Il Giardino Armonico; Giovanni Antonini conducting
Isabelle Faust performs all five Mozart Violin Concertos on the 1704 "Sleeping Beauty" Strad, with period instrument ensemble Il Giardino Armonico. It's elegant playing, tidy ensemble, with clean execution -- a real delight. The disc also includes Rondos K.269 and 373; and Adagio K.261. Faust will be in New York in April 2017 to perform Mozart Violin Concertos at Alice Tully Hall with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart's entire life's work, in one box. To commemorate the 225th anniversary of Mozart's death, here is a boxed set of his complete works. It boggles the mind, but here are the stats on this set: more than 240 hours of music, 600 solo performers and ensembles including 60 orchestras and every significant Mozart interpreter of the past 30 years. "Five hours of new recordings have been commissioned for this Edition including premieres of previously-lost compositions and every performable fragment. Moreover, a further 25 CDs present key works in great alternative versions, while five more CDs present legendary and historic performances, making this edition a document of the greatest Mozart performances as well as of his complete works." It also includes two illustrated hardcover books, written by Mozart scholar Clifford Eisen. In the books is a new Kochel guide, presenting in short form the new Kochel catalogue developed over many years by the International Stiftung Mozarteum. There are also four frameable prints, including a Mozart letter and a score. I include this video because - wow:
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