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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Sonatas K301, 304, 379 & 481 - Alina Ibragimova, Cedric Tiberghien (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Artist: Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien
Title: Mozart - Violin Sonatas K301, 304, 379 & 481
Genre: Classical
Label: © Hyperion Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records
Duration: 103 minutes 54 seconds
Recorded: October 2014, Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom


Mozart’s violin sonatas span his entire career—the early ones are billed as piano sonatas with optional violin accompaniment—and they develop over the years into the first triumphs of the modern genre. Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien have been enthralling audiences worldwide with these works, and now the first instalment is available as a highly desirable 2-for-1 album.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento - Trio Zimmerman (2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91)
Artist: Trio Zimmerman
Title: Mozart - Divertimento
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 59:25
Recorded: July 2009 (Mozart) and July 2010 (Schubert) at Nybrokajen 11 (the former Academy of Music), Stockholm, Sweden


Classics Today 10/10: "This is a magnificent recording"; Music Web International: "Beautifully presented and recorded this impressive disc will prove a most worthwhile addition to any chamber music collection".
‘Each instrument is primus inter pares, every note is significant …’ is how the scholar Alfred Einstein described W.A. Mozart’s Divertimento in E flat major for string trio. What other work could then be more suitable for the first disc of a star-studded ensemble such as Trio Zimmermann, in which each member is very definitely first among equals? Composed in the same year as the three final symphonies, Mozart’s only real trio for violin, viola and cello is a weighty work – six movements and close to 50 glorious minutes of music – and the fact that Mozart chose the title Divertimento (from the Italian divertire: to amuse) for a piece of these dimensions has often been remarked upon. But to Mozart, there was no real dividing line between ‘serious’ art and pleasure or amusement – and so, to quote Einstein once more, he gave us ‘the most perfect, finest thing that has ever been heard in this world’. To round off the disc, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit and Christian Poltéra have chosen to record Franz Schubert’s first contribution to the string trio genre, the opening – and only complete – movement (Allegro) of his String Trio in B flat major, D 471, written in 1816 when the composer was only nineteen.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concertos for Two & Three Pianos - Alexei Lubimov, Ronald Brautigam, Manfred Huss (2007) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91)
Artist: Alexei Lubimov, Ronald Brautigam, Manfred Huss, Haydn Sinfonietta Wien
Title: Mozart - Concertos for Two & Three Pianos
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2007
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 69:02
Recorded: September 2006 at the Florianikirche, Straden, Austria

There is only a limited number of works for two or more solo instruments with orchestra. One reason may be that the concerto genre in the 19th century became the stomping ground of the great virtuosi of the day, and the works themselves vehicles for the great and unique talent of one, special performer – not two, or three. Mozart, however, was evidently attracted by the sinfonia concertante genre and created some of the finest examples of it, such as the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola and the Concerto for Flute and Harp, as well as his two concertos for more than one piano. The ‘Lodron Concerto’ for three pianos was composed in 1776 for Countess Lodron and her daughters. It is Mozart’s third piano concerto and the young man’s irrepressible sense of fun is obvious: in his liner notes conductor and pianist Manfred Huss calls the concerto ‘a true musical joke, in which the musical line is divided between the three players quite arbitrarily; one piano continues what another has started and the third will conclude. The listener hardly notices the humour, however, as the music sounds quite “normal”, and only the pianists know (and the score shows) what Mozart is up to.’ When the composer three years later returns to the task of writing for more than one piano, the result is quite different. The Concerto in E flat major KV 365, composed for Mozart himself and his sister Nannerl, is according to Huss ‘in many respects Mozart’s first ‘big’ piano concerto. It is the first in which we find the very characteristic intertwining of the woodwind and the piano part, accomplished very effectively and virtuosically.’ Mozart seems to have been fond of the work, so fond that for a later performance he added clarinets, trumpets and timpani to the orchestra. Both versions of the score are found on the present recording, played by Alexei Lubimov and Ronald Brautigam, two of today’s finest performers on the fortepiano. The two versions frame the triple concerto, in which Lubimov and Brautigam are joined by Manfred Huss, artistic director of the eminent Haydn Sinfonietta Wien, who here make their first appearance on BIS.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Complete Works for Flute & Orchestra - Sharon Bezaly, Julie Palloc, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Juha Kangas (2008) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91)
Artist: Sharon Bezaly, Julie Palloc, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Juha Kangas
Title: Mozart - Complete Works for Flute & Orchestra
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2008
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 81:52
Recorded: April 2005 and October 2007 (Flute & Harp Concerto) at Kaustinen Church, Finland


When the greater part of the programme on this disc was released as the BIS 2005 Catalogue Disc, the response was electrifying. Sharon Bezaly was described as ‘God’s gift to the flute’ in The Times (UK), and a quote from the review in BBC Music Magazine is representative: ‘Bezaly's exquisite, technically immaculate, compelling playing sets new standards in this repertoire, as do Kalevi Aho's stunning cadenzas, composed especially for this recording.’ Other reviewers agreed, and the disc received top marks in Le Monde de la Musique, Crescendo, Musica and other magazines as well as on radio stations and web sites such as Classics Today. This staggeringly successful title – 145 000 copies sold worldwide! – is now made available again with the important inclusion of a newly made recording of the Concerto for Flute and Harp. At a session in October 2007, we reunited the performers and recording crew of the 2005 disc in the original venue, with the addition of the eminent harpist Julie Palloc as co-soloist. Furthermore, Finnish composer Kalevi Aho again provided the cadenzas for the work, as he had for the other concertos on the disc. The result is not to be missed – a 24 carat, complete collection of all Mozart’s works for flute and orchestra, on a hybrid SACD with the extremely generous playing time of 81 minutes and 52 seconds!
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