Bamert: Contemporaries of Mozart Collection (5 CD box set, FLAC)
Bamert: Contemporaries of Mozart Collection (5 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Franz Krommer, Carl Philipp Stamitz, Ignace Joseph Pleyel, Leopold Kozeluch, Paul Wranitzky
Orchestra: London Mozart Players
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 5 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Chandos
Size: 1.32 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 40: I. Adagio – Allegro vivace
02. Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 40: II. Adagio
03. Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 40: III. Allegretto
04. Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 40: IV. Allegro
05. Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 102: I. Largo – Allegro vivace
06. Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 102: II. Adagio
07. Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 102: III. Allegretto
08. Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 102: IV. Allegro

CD 02
01. Symphony in F Major, Op. 24, No. 3: I. Grave – Allegro assai
02. Symphony in F Major, Op. 24, No. 3: II. Andante moderato
03. Symphony in F Major, Op. 24, No. 3: III. Allegretto [Allegro assai]
04. Symphony in C Major, Op. 13/16, No. 5: I. Grave – Allegro assai
05. Symphony in C Major, Op. 13/16, No. 5: II. Andante grazioso
06. Symphony in C Major, Op. 13/16, No. 5: III. Allegro
07. Symphony in G Major, Op. 13/16, No. 4: I. Presto
08. Symphony in G Major, Op. 13/16, No. 4: II. Andantino
09. Symphony in G Major, Op. 13/16, No. 4: III. Prestissimo
10. Symphony in D Major, “La chasse”: I. Grave – Allegro
11. Symphony in D Major, “La chasse”: II. Andante
12. Symphony in D Major, “La chasse”: III. Allegro moderato – Presto

Also available:  Rudin: Stamitz - Symphonies no.1,3,4,5,6 op.3 (24/96 FLAC)

CD 03
01. Symphony in C Major, Op. 66, Ben. 154: I. Adagio – Allegro
02. Symphony in C Major, Op. 66, Ben. 154: II. Adagio
03. Symphony in C Major, Op. 66, Ben. 154: III. Menuetto e Trio: Allegretto
04. Symphony in C Major, Op. 66, Ben. 154: IV. Tempo guisto
05. Symphony in G Major, Op. 68, Ben. 156: I. Allegro vivace assai
06. Symphony in G Major, Op. 68, Ben. 156: II. Adagio
07. Symphony in G Major, Op. 68, Ben. 156: III. Menuetto e Trio
08. Symphony in G Major, Op. 68, Ben. 156: IV. Rondo: Allegro
09. Symphony in D Minor, Ben. 147: I. Maestoso – Allegro con spirito quasi presto
10. Symphony in D Minor, Ben. 147: II. Adagio
11. Symphony in D Minor, Ben. 147: III. Menuetto e Trio: Allegretto
12. Symphony in D Minor, Ben. 147: IV. Rondo: Allegro

CD 04
01. Symphony in D Major: I. Adagio – Allegro
02. Symphony in D Major: II. Poco adagio
03. Symphony in D Major: III. Menuetto and Trio: Vivace
04. Symphony in D Major: IV. Presto con fuoco
05. Symphony No. 5 in G Minor: I. Allegro
06. Symphony No. 5 in G Minor: II. Adagio
07. Symphony No. 5 in G Minor: III. Presto
08. Symphony in F Major: I. Allegro molto
09. Symphony in F Major: II. Poco adagio
10. Symphony in F Major: III. Menuetto and Trio: Allegretto
11. Symphony in F Major: IV. Presto

CD 05
01. Symphony in D Major, Op. 36: I. Adagio – Allegro molto
02. Symphony in D Major, Op. 36: II. Russe: Allegretto – Minore – Maggiore
03. Symphony in D Major, Op. 36: III. Polonese – Trio
04. Symphony in D Major, Op. 36: IV. Finale: Largo – Rondo: Allegro
05. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 11: I. Grave – Allegro assai
06. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 11: II. Adagio
07. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 11: III. Menuetto: Allegretto – Trio
08. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 11: IV. Presto
09. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 31: I. The Revolution: Andante maestoso – Allegretto molto
10. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 31: I. English March
11. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 31: I. March of the Austrians and Prussians: Tempo di marcia: Maestoso – Piu allegro, tempo primo
12. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 31: II. The Fate and the Death of Louis: Adagio affettuoso con sordini
13. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 31: II. Funeral March
14. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 31: III. English March: Tempo di marcia – Movibile
15. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 31: III. March of the Allies
16. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 31: III. The Tumult of a Battle: Allegro
17. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 31: IV. The Prospects of Peace: Andante grazioso
18. Symphony in C Minor, Op. 31: IV. Rejoicing at the Achievement of Peace: Allegro vivace

This set consists of first-rate performances of symphonies by Krommer, Stamitz, Pleyel, Kozeluch, and Wranitzky. They were reissued at bargain price from Chandos’s long-running Contemporaries of Mozart series featuring Matthias Bamert and the London Mozart Players. The music here is highly agreeable, though you’ll never mistake any of these composers for Mozart. The sound is up to the high standards of the Chandos brand and the orchestra plays beautifully. Notes are included. Hopefully Chandos will reissue more of this series at bargain price; at full-price these discs would not be a good bargain.
Listeners interested in Krommer would be wise to seek out a fantastic disc of Octets by the Sabine Mayer Wind Ensemble.

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