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Eine Kleine Nachtmusic / Posthorn Serenade
Mozart, Szell, Cleveland Orchestra
Eine Kleine Nachtmusic / Posthorn Serenade
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
 
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Who doesn't love "A Little Night Music"? Who doesn't immediately recognize those famous opening bars--one of Mozart's famous "question and answer" musical phrases. The second movement even put in an unexpected appearance i...  more »

     
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All Artists: Mozart, Szell, Cleveland Orchestra
Title: Eine Kleine Nachtmusic / Posthorn Serenade
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/1992
Re-Release Date: 11/17/1992
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
Styles: Ballets & Dances, Dances, Forms & Genres, Serenades & Divertimentos, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074644826623

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Who doesn't love "A Little Night Music"? Who doesn't immediately recognize those famous opening bars--one of Mozart's famous "question and answer" musical phrases. The second movement even put in an unexpected appearance in the movie Alien. The "Posthorn" Serenade is one of Mozart's largest works in a form that only he mastered--a large, multimovement, orchestral extravaganza combining elements of both symphony and concerto. Once again, George Szell's sense of the true Mozart style is second to none, and his orchestra performs this sometimes-delicate music like a true chamber ensemble. These pieces have been performed often, but seldom this well. --David Hurwitz

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Nice price, very enjoyable recording
Language Learner | FL, USA | 06/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Szell's technically perfect renditions of Mozart's serenades, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Posthorn, are very enjoyable to listen.
The cassette's recording quality is also very good.Highly recommended for classical music lovers, as well as for those who would like to learn to appreciate classical music."
Classic Szell
Ryan Richards | Midland, MI United States | 02/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you want to hear George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra at the peak of their famed Mozartean sound, look no further than this disc. These works, both originally chamber pieces, are perfect showpieces for Szell's chamber-music style of Mozart playing. These recordings capture Szell and the orchestra at the prime of their partnership, combining the punchy, almost gutteral orchestral sound Szell favored with transparent delineation of details and almost scary rhythmic and tonal precision. There are other, equally valid styles of playing these works, but none that are better. Of course the German Dances, with Leinsdorf at the helm, are well played and enjoyable too, but they're the icing on a very substantial cake. Don't miss the opportunity to pick up this budget-priced piece of definitive Mozart interpretation."