Doubles as a traveling and party cd
Hohenzolern@aol.com | LA | 08/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart knew how to bring life to a party. With his music, we can note how witty and exuberant he was. The selections here contain fast, allegro movements that are sure to speed your way to work and make you feel good about it. It is also a perfect party cd. The Sinfonia concertante is highly recommendable, so is the Impresario Overture and the Concerto for 2 Pianos. The Serenades "Haffner ", the allegro movements to some of the symphonies are all here. In these brilliant works of music, we feel as if we were at a party. The strings interact with one another as in a lively conversation. These works are superb and I highly recommend this cd to any Mozart fan, any classical fan, and just anyone who wants to enjoy the exuberance of lively music. Salzburg and Vienna societies of Mozar'ts time enjoyed parties.. as did Mozart. He would frequently party at late night hours.. dancing to the popular Landler and German Dances "Contradance". If you enjoy these, you will want to look for the Divertimentos, the German Dances and other such dance music of Mozart. A good collection can be found in the cd title "Mozart for your Modem "- a party atmosphere meant to accompany a computer user. And "Mozart for your Work Out " "Eine Kleine Natmusik ", Posthorn and "The Sleighride". These are all garaunteed to satisfy the party animal Mozartian in all of us."
Music To Drive To Work With
Rudy Avila | Lennox, Ca United States | 09/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yet another title in the Set Your Life To Music with the featured composer being Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the definative composer of truly "Classical" music ( 1770's-1790's). The music here is a bubbly, sprightly collection of fast-paced mostly allegro movements from Mozart's instrumental repertoire. Feauted on here are such noted Mozartian interpretors as Mozart's champion conductor Sir Neville Marriner and his Academy of St Martin-in-the Fields. Also, Sir Colin Davis, Jeffrey Tate and John Elliot Gardener. Sir Colin Davis conducts the opening track, which is the rarely played and obscure Impresario Overture, one of Mozart's early and lesser known operas. The Divertimento in D follows, and is bright and cheery. The Horn Concerto No. 2 in E Flat is played sans conductor and by the St. Paul Chamber Ochestra with Hermann Baumann and the more famous violinist Pinchas Zukerman. The Serenade in D is played Prestissimo, which means extremely fast and is delightful to hear, definately a way to keep you feeling good as you drive in your morning commute to work. None of this music is slow or boring. There is never a dull moment where Mozart's music is concerned. The Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra is a joyful riot of strings.
The Symphony No. 33 and 34 are also on here, and are played to perfect swift pace by the English Baroque Soloists, as conducted by John Elliot Gardener. The "Haffner" Serenade is gorgeous and the allegro portions burst with energetic passion. I can't say enough good things about the Piano Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos. It is a fun piece, which is danceable even, and exuberant in its mood. All the music here is certainly perfect for driving to work - in a great mood!"
Not just great for the commute...
Manny Hernandez | Bay Area, CA | 05/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As an expecting parent, I've found a great use for this album: for playing music to the baby on the way. The selection is amazing and experts agree that Mozart has a soothing effect on babies, so there you go: not just great for relaxing you on your way to work!"