HD-Vinyl 24/96 (L’Oiseau Lyre) WAM – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Serenata Notturna, Notturno, K.286 (Hogwood)

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Many thanks to Lemarquis for this fine gem
All 3 pieces on this disc are well played and recorded. The warhorse K.545 sounds fresh and clean here – the Salomon Quartet sounds light footed and wonderfully transparent. There is plenty of juice here. Hogwood’s rendition of the Notturno For Four Orchestras, K.286, is stunning beautiful, and is hands down the best version I’ve heard on record. The wind parts are captured vividly and the dialogue between the four orchestras is extremely well done. Many recordings of K.286 have problems with dynamics and space, but here you get the sense of an ample soundstage, in which the more distant forces seem quite distant, while those more immediate are much closer. It’s a delicate balance, and Hogwood succeeds where others have failed…..

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: The Academy Of Ancient Music
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Vinyl (1984)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: L’Oiseau Lyre
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 1.11 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) WAM – Piano Concerti 11 & 16 (Alfred Brendel/Neville Marriner)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for these additional concerts
The Brendel/Mozart recordings were highly esteemed at the time of their original release and have more or less been in circulation ever since. Although Brendel made new recordings of several of the concertos with Charles Mackerras, I haven’t heard them and don’t know if they’re preferable or merely supplemental to those in this package. Frankly, after having heard these marvellous performed recordings, I can hardly believe they are better in any way.

I think these words from Brendel himself will give listeners some insight into his approach to Mozart: …..

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Alfred Brendel
Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Vinyl (1986)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 873 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) WAM – 13 Piano Concerti on 8 LPs (Alfred Brendel/Neville Marriner)

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The Brendel/Mozart recordings were highly esteemed at the time of their original release and have more or less been in circulation ever since. Although Brendel made new recordings of several of the concertos with Charles Mackerras, I haven’t heard them and don’t know if they’re preferable or merely supplemental to those in this package. Frankly, after having heard these marvellous performed recordings, I can hardly believe they are better in any way.

I think these words from Brendel himself will give listeners some insight into his approach to Mozart: …..

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Alfred Brendel
Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Vinyl (1979)
Number of Discs: 8
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 7.87 GB
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