Top 10 Mozart recordings

Gramophone Tue 14th January 2014

Mozart was arguably the most naturally gifted musician in history; these are classic recordings of his 10 key works

No 1

Symphony No 41, ‘Jupiter’

Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

'There is no need to argue the credentials of Sir Charles...' Review

 

No 2

Piano Concerto No 22

Northern Sinfonia / Imogen Cooper

'The qualities that make Cooper quite simply one of the finest pianists this country has produced...' Review


No 3

Sinfonia Concertante, K364

Carmignola; Waśkiewicz; Orchestra Mozart / Claudio Abbado

'their skilled dovetailing and intelligent use...' Review

 

No 4

String Quartet in B flat, ‘Hunt’, K458

Jerusalem Quartet

'Bowing varies from precise attack to breathy delicacy; and lines...' Review

 

No 5

Clarinet Concerto

Wolfgang Meyer; Concentus Musicus Wien / Nikolaus Harnoncourt

'There are happy and shapely performances of all three...' Review

 

No 6

Piano Sonata No 15 in F, K533

Richard Goode (pf) 

'There’s nothing more demanding of mind and finger, heart and hand...' Review

 

No 7

Requiem

Soloists; Arnold Schoenberg Choir; Concentus Music Wien / Nikolaus Harnoncourt

'Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s...' Review

 

No 8

The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro)

Soloists; Concerto Köln / René Jacobs

'René Jacobs always brings...' Review

 

No 9

Don Giovanni

Soloists; Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini

'At last. The 1959 Giulini Don Giovanni has been digitally remastered...' Review

 

No 10

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

RIAS Chamber Choir; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin / René Jacobs

'Jacobs sets out his stall...' Review

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