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Mozart: Symphony No. 32; Symphony No. 35; Symphony No. 39
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 32; Symphony No. 35; Symphony No. 39
Genre: Classical
 
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Mozart composed the "Haffner" Symphony (No. 35) at such a furious pace that he forgot about the music entirely, and was pleasantly surprised by its quality when he had a copy sent to him sometime later. Sir Charles Mackerr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra
Title: Mozart: Symphony No. 32; Symphony No. 35; Symphony No. 39
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Telarc
Release Date: 4/22/2003
Genre: Classical
Styles: Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 089408020322

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Mozart composed the "Haffner" Symphony (No. 35) at such a furious pace that he forgot about the music entirely, and was pleasantly surprised by its quality when he had a copy sent to him sometime later. Sir Charles Mackerras's Mozart performances perfectly capture that element of happy surprise: his swift tempos and extraordinary rhythmic accuracy make this music a constant source of delight. Irresistible. --David Hurwitz

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One of the greatest Mozart recordings ever!
A Minstrel in the Gallery | Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA | 03/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Every disc I have heard in the Mozart Symphony series from Sir Charles Mackerras' fruitful collaboration with the Prague Orchestra are simply amazing, and this one is no exception. Mackerras' research into 18th century performance practices is fascinating and when I listen to these fresh and masterful renditions, it's as if I'm hearing them for the very first time. The final movement of No. 35 is thrilling, and overall the tempos on this disc are perfect. The symphonies on this cd span the development of Mozart's musical genius between 1779 (when no. 32 was composed in Salzburg) and 1788, when he wrote the 39th, one of the final three symphonies that are still regarded as three of the greatest achievements in music history. In summary, this is a brilliant recording by one of the very best Mozart interpreters in the world. Don't hesitate---buy it today!"