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This week we’re celebrating Mozart’s 255th birthday with some of his most enduring and cherished compositions, including the C Minor Mass, Haffner Symphony, and Clarinet Quintet.

Program 1

Mozart: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 23, K. 488, II & III (excerpts)
Stuttgart Chamber Orch/Davies; Jarrett, p.
ECM 1565/66
:49, 1:04

Mozart: Bastien und Bastienne, K. 50 (excerpt)
Wiener Sängerknaben & Symphoniker/Harrer
Phil 420163

Mozart: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5, K. 219, II (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Levine; Perlman, v.
DG 410020

Mozart: Serenade in D Major, K. 100, I-IV + VI
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Phil 426388
15:59, 2:22

Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
I Musici de Montréal/Turovsky
Chan 9045

Mozart: Divertimento in F Major, K. 138, II & III
Ensemble Wien
Sony 47672


Program 2

Mozart: Symphony No. 29, K. 201, I
London Phil/Beecham
Sony 63698
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Mozart: Symphony No. 29, K. 201, I (excerpt)
English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner
Phil 412736

Mozart: “Exsultate, Jubilate”, K. 165
Vienna Chamber Orchestra/Fischer; Bartoli, ms.
Lon 443452

Mozart: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5, K. 219, I & III
Vienna Phil/Levine; Perlman, v.
DG 410020
18:22, :30

Mozart: Symphony No. 34, K. 338, II (excerpt) & III
London Mozart Players/Glover
ASV 615


Program 3

Mozart: Symphony No. 29, K. 201, III (excerpt)
English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner
Phil 412736

Mozart: Sonata for Piano No. 8, K. 310
Pires, p.
DG 427768

Mozart: “Kyrie” & “Et Incarnatus Est” fr. Mass in c minor, K. 427, Great 
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Bernstein; Augér, ms.
DG 431791

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581, I + IV (excerpt)
BSO Chamber Players; Wright, cl.
Phil 442149
9:24, 1:51


Program 4

Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20, K. 466, I & II
LSO/Abbado; R. Serkin, p.
DG 400068

Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 23, K. 488, II
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/Davies; Jarrett, p.
ECM 1565/66

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, K. 364, II
Vienna Phil/Harnoncourt; Kremer, v.; Kashkashian, vla.
DG 453043

Mozart: Symphony No. 35, K. 385, Haffner, I & IV
Berlin Phil/Böhm
EMI 66098


Program 5

Mozart: Concerto for Horn & Orchestra No. 3, K. 447
CSO/Abbado; Clevenger, hn.
DG 415104

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (excerpts)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner; Bär, bar.; Araiza, ten.; Ramey, bs.; Te Kanawa, s.
Phil 426276
6:52, 7:17, 7:44, 7:50

Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Vienna Choir Boys
Phil 462778



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