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Mozart & Schubert Symphonies

English Classical Players

Mozart & Schubert Symphonies

CKD 003 (Linn Records)
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1
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor K.550
i Allegro Molto

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor K.550
i Allegro Molto

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Jonathan Brett
7:02 Play $3.40
2
Andante

Andante

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Jonathan Brett
13:35 Play $5.10
3
Allegretto

Allegretto

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Jonathan Brett
4:18 Play $1.70
4
Allegro Assai

Allegro Assai

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Jonathan Brett
9:25 Play $3.40
5
Symphony No. 5 in Bb D. 485
i Allegro

Symphony No. 5 in Bb D. 485
i Allegro

Composer Franz Schubert
Conductor Jonathan Brett
7:05 Play $3.40
6
Andante Con Moto

Andante Con Moto

Composer Franz Schubert
Conductor Jonathan Brett
8:48 Play $3.40
7
Allegro Molto

Allegro Molto

Composer Franz Schubert
Conductor Jonathan Brett
4:44 Play $1.70
8
Allegro Vivace

Allegro Vivace

Composer Franz Schubert
Conductor Jonathan Brett
7:28 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 62 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Sonically stunning performances of Mozart's 'Symphony no 40' and Schubert's 'Symphony no 5'. 

'The music is allowed to unfold against a luminous backdrop of sonic poetics.' Gramophone

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English Classical Players

English Classical Players

Directed by Jonathan Brett, The English Classical Players was formed to give performances primarily of the works of the classical masters.
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Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert

Schubert was a prolific composer, and is admired as one of the leading exponents of the Romantic era in music. He remains one of the most frequently performed and recorded composers.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart is one of the most enduringly popular classical composers. He is responsible for over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music.
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Produced by John Boyden

Recorded in the Henry Wood Hall, London on 21 & 22 June 1990
Recording Engineer: Philip Hobbs

English Classical Players
Leader: Alison Kelly
Conducted by Jonathan Brett

Mozart: Symphony No. 4 in G minor K.550

Mozart’s last three symphonies were written in the summer of 1788 and are considered his most mature works, unprecedented in their length and complexity.

The G minor symphony was completed on 25th July and is undoubtedly the most personal and original of the three, although its essential character has remained a matter for debate ever since. Robert Schumann attributed to it a "Grecian lightness and grace", but this might be a serious understatement of it’s expressive force, for an undercurrent of tension is maintained throughout which would perhaps more usually be associated with Beethoven rather than Mozart.

The quiet opening - extremely rare in a classical symphony - could be taken as an example of Schumann’s "lightness and grace"; on the other hand it might be seen to have much greater significance, foeshadowing powerful emotions which surface later in the work, in the incredibly intense slow movement, and in the minuet, a remarkably gloomy affair in which the lightness of the trio appears like a ray of sunshine, as do the brief appearances of the second subject in the finale, which otherwise maintains a stormy outlook.

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