Mozart's Don Giovanni. Listening to Klemperer with George London, etc. from 1955 Cologne right now.
Ask and you shall receive...Vaughan Williams Tallis Fantasia - a work which, over and above the sheer beauty of the sound world which VW creates, evokes everything that England has lost or is in danger of losing. It also has important non-musical associations for me. Although I don't really go in for 'bucket lists', I really would love to see and hear it performed in Gloucester Cathedral.
I love both xenakis and mozart but mozart is actually far more interesting to listen to nowadays because there simply isnt music written today that is erotic and charming whereas much of the new music of today is in the vein of xenakis' avant gardismthere were no elevators and no telephone queues in those days so mozart did not write with that purpose in mind; i agree that the music is syrupy and repetitive, but those were the days....; it baffles me that anybody can like this today while there is so much exciting new music
I have so many favourite Mozart works (K491, K424, K542 ...) that it was easier to go for the Vaughan Williams, but I would say that K491 is my favourite concerto. I've seen it live just once, with André Previn directing the LSO from the keyboard - with his back to the body of the hall!Mozart's Piano Concerto #24 in c minor.