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    I thought I would start a thread where all you do is recommend several good recordings of a piece or pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. All that's require is that you should like the recording you are giving a shout out to (Obviously) and I'll prefer you show lesser known recordings. So without further ado, let's start with my recommendations.

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    So which piece were you referring to that is common to all the recordings you pictured above, or am I misunderstanding your thread?

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    I think you had misunderstood my idea. My idea is to give a shout out to any Mozart recording you like so I picked some lesser known recordings I like and you can do the same.

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    Some overlaps... but these were loaded over a period of time in the past.
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    I like the complete Mozart clavier concerti with Jos van Immerseel, fortepiano and Anima Eterna (historical instruments).

    I've enjoyed Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor with John Eliot Gardiner and English Baroque Soloists.

    The Mozart Keyboard Sonatas with Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano have received critical acclaim; deservedly so.

    Mozart Sonatas for keyboard and violin with Jos van Immerseel, fortepiano and Midori Seiler, violin are very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    I like the complete Mozart clavier concerti with Jos van Immerseel, fortepiano and Anima Eterna (historical instruments).
    Interesting to compare Immerseel with (say) Uchida. The concertos work either way, but...so different! It would be interesting to hear Wolfgang perform them. Beethoven heard Mozart play at some point and remembered his playing as "choppy," which seems surprising.


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    Uh, excuse me sir, there's a five album cover limit per post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Interesting to compare Immerseel with (say) Uchida. The concertos work either way, but...so different! It would be interesting to hear Wolfgang perform them. Beethoven heard Mozart play at some point and remembered his playing as "choppy," which seems surprising.
    Well, Mozart wrote these concertos for the fortepiano, not a concert grand. In these performances a reconstruction of an Anton Walter fortepiano that Mozart himself would have been familiar with, was used. The sounds produced from the fortepiano and the period instruments are probably as close as we will ever come to experiencing what those lucky folks would have heard attending a Mozart concerto performance in the 1700's.

    As for myself, this is now my preferred way of listening to Mozart. The fortepiano simply sounds right for this music.
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    Violin Concerti, w. Oistrakh
    Piano Concerti, w. Schiff, Moravec, Shelley, Brendel, Casadesus, Gilels
    Clarinet, Oboe Concerti, w. Pay/Piguet/Hogwood
    Symphonies 24 - 34, w. Marriner (EMI)
    Symphonies 35 - 41, w. BPO/HvK
    Clarinet Quintet, w. de Peyer (EMI)
    String Quintets, K593, K614, w. Fehervari/Eder Qt.
    String Quartets 18 & 19, w. Smetana Qt. (EMI)
    String Quartets 22 & 23, w. Kocian Qt.
    Piano Quartets, w. Zacharias et al (EMI)
    Piano Trios, w. Barenboim et al (EMI)
    Divertimento K563, Duo K424, w. Leopold Trio (Hyperion)
    Violin Sonatas, w. Zimmermann & Lonquich
    Piano Sonatas, w. Schiff, Pires, Gavrilov, Gulda, Gould (Vol. 1)
    The Marriage of Figaro, w. Bohm (DG)
    Requiem, w. Scherchen (1958)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Interesting to compare Immerseel with (say) Uchida. The concertos work either way, but...so different! It would be interesting to hear Wolfgang perform them. Beethoven heard Mozart play at some point and remembered his playing as "choppy," which seems surprising.
    Choppy is a rough translation for 'staccato,' or slurred staccato on today's grand pianos; that's the way the older fortepianos were played.

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    Here's one vote for Symphonies # 35, 40, and 41, by the Cleveland Orchestra, under the direction of George Szell.

    http://www.amazon.com/Sym-35-40-41-E...ref=pd_sim_m_2

    Picked this up after reading several recommendations for it all across the interwebs, and it's not disappointing to my ear.
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    Gotta mention the two piano quartets, with George Szell, piano, members of the Cleveland Orchestra.
    Legendary, for good reason.

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    This version plays the complete five movement original, not just the well know four movement. Also played by a string quintet.






    This version uses a basset clarinet.


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