Mozart: Nachtmusik, Serenade 9 Posthorn
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 14.1 x 12.5 x 1.19 cm; 125.87 g
- メーカー : Telarc
- EAN : 0089408010828
- 商品モデル番号 : 2022845
- オリジナル盤発売日 : 2003
- SPARSコード : DDD
- レーベル : Telarc
- ASIN : B000003CTI
- ディスク枚数 : 1
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TELA 80108; TELARC - Stati Uniti; Classica Orchestrale
The Prague Chamber Orchestra contributes some very good string playing to this Mozart reading by Sir Charles Mackerras. The approach is modern but well informed, with clean, light, agile, and luminous results. Mackerras observes the repeats (including that of the first movement recapitulation) and chooses excellent tempos. The Romance is especially lovely. Telarc's recording yields a fairly realistic concert-hall perspective, but the distant pickup and reverberation tend to muddy the texture a little. The coupling is an excellent account of the Posthorn Serenade. --Ted Libbey
As far as chamber performances of these works go, Mackerras and Prague are a good place to start; they give a delicate, but very musical performance which is well-balanced and weighty on this early 80’s digital recording. Recorded in Prague’s Rudolfinum, the smaller orchestra is given extra warmth and resonance in Dvorak’s Hall, as opposed to other drier studio recordings on the market. (Also, on my recording I noticed an occasional artifact that occurred throughout the performance which I originally thought was a clacky key on an instrument, but I now attribute to a close-miked, over-rosined string instrument; I have not noticed this on other reviews, so it could be my personal recording, but it distracted me). Regardless, I enjoy this recording as it is well performed, and it can certainly stand with Sir Neville Marriner's on Philips or Decca .
For a fuller, modern orchestra playing these same works instead of a chamber orchestra, most point to the 70's Karl Bohm recording to compare to, but I actually prefer Vienna under James Levine or Harnoncourt with Dresden . That said, Mackerras is a great version at a good price.
As to the performances, all I can say is "wunderbar!" The much lauded recordings of these works from Karl Böhm on Deutsche Grammophone ( Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik No13; Serenade No9 ) are comparatively stodgy and s-l-o-w, though certainly attractive in their own right. After all, there's more than one way to play this music. However, despite his fine sense of musical architecture and orchestral balances, Böhm almost turns this light-hearted music into a sleeping pill substitute with his slow, measured tempos. In contrast, Mackerras' tempos are lively, upbeat, and invigorating; the playing of the Prague Chamber Orchestra is magnificent! After hearing Böhm's Posthorn Serenade, Mackerras' was like a refreshing splash in the pool, or maybe even a rousing slap in the face! In my opinion, this is the perfect reference recording for both of these well-worn but always welcome works.