Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Overture
Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 (K. 186a): II. Andante
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (K. 173dB): I. Allegro Con Brio
Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major ('Jeunehomme,' 'Jenamy'), K. 271: II. Andantino
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453: I. Allegro
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Overture
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550: I. Molto Allegro
Symphony No. 38 in D major ('Prague'), K. 504: III. Finale: Presto
Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ('Gran Partita'), K. 361 (K. 370a): III. Andante
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622: I. Allegro
Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 314 (K. 285d): II. Andante ma non troppo
Clarinet Quintet in A major ('Stadler'), K. 581: II. Larghetto
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457: II. Adagio
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (K. 300d): I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: II. Adagio
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543: IV. Finale: Allegro
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, K. 447: III. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ('Elvira Madigan') K. 467: II. Andante
Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in E flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d): I. Allegro maestoso
String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major ('Hunt'), K. 458: I. Allegro vivace assai
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218: II. Andante cantabile
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major ('Turkish') K. 219: II. Adagio
Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ('Eine kleine Nachtmusik'), K. 525: IV. Presto
Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Confutatis Maledictis
Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano & orchestra, K. 165 (K. 158a): Alleluia
This is an astonishing collection of works - or parts of works - by Mozart that covers almost every aspect of his creative output: symphonic, religious music, concerti (for piano, horn, violin, clarinet, flute), chamber mu... more »sic, serenades (for strings; winds), a couple of opera overtures and more. Those who know and love Mozart's music will not need this, but it's a great introduction, a great overview. The selections are well-chosen and interestingly organized, with familiar pieces splrinkled among some not-so well known. A good primer. --Robert Levine« less
This is an astonishing collection of works - or parts of works - by Mozart that covers almost every aspect of his creative output: symphonic, religious music, concerti (for piano, horn, violin, clarinet, flute), chamber music, serenades (for strings; winds), a couple of opera overtures and more. Those who know and love Mozart's music will not need this, but it's a great introduction, a great overview. The selections are well-chosen and interestingly organized, with familiar pieces splrinkled among some not-so well known. A good primer. --Robert Levine
"The music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the world's most acclaimed and brilliant composers, is undeniably essential in anyone's library of classical music. "25 Mozart Favorites" is a wonderful collection to start with. Not only does it include the basic necessities, but the choice and flow of the movements is perfect. Another quality of this collection is that it doesn't exploit his music and give buyers the idea that if you play it over your baby's crib at night, it will turn your child into a genius.
Two of the many highpoints: "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" (or, "A Little Night Music").
The music of Mozart is stunning, tranquil, and amazing, a world of its own."
Amazing Collection At An Amazing Price
Robert I. Hedges | 10/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am normally not a fan of classical "greatest hits" type albums, but I make a deserved exception for this CD. This CD is an excellent introduction to all the different styles Mozart is famous for; it has slightly over 75 minutes of music contained in its 25 tracks. The selections were largely well chosen, although to be nitpicky I would have preferred slightly more representation of his sublime horn concertos. Having said that, I unabashedly recommend this CD to anyone who wants a good overall overview of the works of Mozart. My particular favorites on the CD are "The Marriage of Figaro", "The Magic Flute", Horn Concerto Number 3 in E-flat", and, of course the always beautiful "Symphony Number 40 in G Minor."
The amazing thing about this CD is actually not the music presented, but the unbelievably low asking price for the CD, particularly considering that the recording quality is excellent with little to no background noise detectable, even at fairly high volume. This CD is highly recommended to anyone.
Must have for Mozart fans
Bud | 07/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a lover of Mozart's glorious music, this CD is for you. It is also a good intro cd for beginners who are interested in the music of Mozart. The selections are some of Mozart's finest: Overtures to Figaro and Magic Flute, piano concertos, violin music, flute music, and even his Requiem. The only thing that they left out was his actual opera arias and highlights (for example Don Giovanni or Nozze de Figaro arias). But otherwise it is a very excellent taste of Amadeus' unforgettable music and, i will emphasize.. AFFORDABLE. The price is great."
Mozart with pleasure and quality of performance
Music Hall | New York City | 12/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I usually try to avoid the CDs with this titles simpy because they are very poorly arranged and not such a good quality. This CD is long and beautiful, so if you love Mozart you will enjoy it.... "