Symphonies 31,36 & 38
Andrew C. Mitchell
Glories of Mozart2015年12月22日に英国でレビュー済み
Three of Mozart's greatest symphonies - two in D major and one in C major, two in three movements and one in four, two with slow introductions to their first movements. These are straightforwardly excellent performances by the London Mozart Players. They are exciting and vibrant. In the 'Paris' Symphony Mozart was giving an exhibition of what he knew that the audience wanted.The crashing unisons at the start and the rush of scale passages are perfectly judged. All is brilliant and exciting. This continues through to the gaiety and abandonment of the final movement. The version of the 'Linz' Symphony played here keeps the attention and presses all the right buttons throughout. The final movement builds and builds to a magnificent conclusion. Then there is the 'Prague' Symphony. Surely the first movement is among Mozart's greatest. The slow introduction is dramatic with undercurrents of menace before the main Allegro takes off in a powerful contrapuntal texture. Throughout the symphony the London Mozart Players wind band excel at all points. Sadness and happiness seem mingled in the slow movement before the ebullient rocket that is the final movement. This is a CD that I treasure.