Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K136 (Salzburg Symphony No. 1)

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Maksymiuk

Maksymiuk


Bacewicz:

Concerto for Strings

Bach, J S:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV1048

Baird, Tadeusz:

Elegeia

Bartók:

Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113

Debussy:

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Sinfonia Varsovia

Jarzebski:

Tamburetta

Maksymiuk:

Vers per archi

Sinfonia Varsovia

Mozart:

Divertimento in D major, K136

Prokofiev:

Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical'

Sinfonia Varsovia

Rossini:

String Sonata No. 3 in C major

Stravinsky:

The Firebird Suite

Sinfonia Varsovia


Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk

Jerzy Maksymiuk and Sinfonia Varsovia go back to their roots – the orchestra signed an exclusive contract with Warner Classics recalling the time and its tradition when it was cooperating closely with the EMI record label. The album is a special gift from the orchestra to Jerzy Maksymiuk for his 80th birthday and launches the cooperation between Warner Classics and Sinfonia Varsovia.

“The appearance of the unparalleled talent of Jerzy Maksymiuk on our musical landscape and the ensuing artistic phenomenon that bears the name of the Polish Chamber Orchestra was a sui generis earthquake for all of us” writes Adam Rozlach in the liner notes. The latest album: MAKSYMIUK | Sinfonia Varsovia contains the quintessence of the style and repertoire of the charismatic Maestro leading his beloved orchestra, whose international renown he helped create and to which he is strongly attached to this day.

The double album showcases both carefully remastered historical recordings and new interpretations recorded in 2015. The works appearing on the album were selected by Maestro Maksymiuk himself. The CDs include compositions by Mozart, Bach, Rossini, as well as Debussy, Bartók and Stravinsky. Works by Polish composers have always been an important part of Jerzy Maksymiuk’s repertoire, so this anniversary collection would not be complete without them. Alongside works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Tadeusz Baird and Adam Jarzębski is a composition by the Maestro himself (Vers per archi).

...work with no other orchestra has ever given me as much satisfaction as my work as soloist and conductor for the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra – Yehudi Menuhin, 29 August, 1991

The album is a sentimental journey back to the time when Jerzy Maksymiuk’s chamber players drenched audiences attending their first concerts with fireworks of technique and artistry hitherto unseen in musical performance before. It is also a record documenting the famous conductor’s work with his beloved orchestra today. The album is a valuable compendium which sets out the notable landmarks in the history of one of the most extraordinary musical friendships on the Polish music scene.

Janusz Marynowski, director of the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra said: “A proposal to release this album seemed to us the most beautiful gift possible for our friend – Jerzy Maksymiuk, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday in 2016. In this way the orchestra wanted to thank him for several decades of musical cooperation. The album is also a calling card for our future projects together, including an anniversary concert devoted to the Maestro, which will take place at the National Philharmonic concert hall on 9 April 2016.”

The Polish Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1972, originally as an orchestra at the Warsaw Chamber Opera for the performance of chamber operas, but with the ambition of performing concert repertoire. The ensemble became independent and years of work with talented young musicians under an equally young conductor – Jerzy Maksymiuk brought impressive results. The orchestra quickly turned out to be a sensation in its home country, and started an international career. Later on, the Polish Chamber Orchestra developed into the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra that has been maintaining the traditions of this renowned ensemble until now, being one of the best and most recognizable Polish symphony orchestras in the world. Apart from Jerzy Maksymiuk, conductors associated with the group included other legendary artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, Marc Minkowski and Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Warner Classics - 2564603935

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$14.25

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Mozart: Divertimenti & Serenata Notturna

Mozart: Divertimenti & Serenata Notturna


Mozart:

Divertimento in D major, K136

Divertimento in B flat major, K137

Divertimento in F major, K138

Serenade No. 6 in D major, K239 'Serenata Notturna'


The three Divertimentos for strings K136-138 (125a-c) have an unassailable place in the standard repertoire of any string orchestra. They are full of sparkling, dramatic and melancholy themes. In style they are clearly structured, but not without refinement. The dominant factor is brilliance of effect, which never descends into triviality. In short, we have here a compendium of the young Mozart’s liveliest and most enchanting string music.

This title was released for the first time in 2004.

“Spirited and finely nuanced readings of these early Mozart charmers - though not everyone will warm to the edgy vibrato-less period-string sound.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2014 ****

“A fresh slant on well-known repertoire, and one worth taking note of.” Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman, 13 February 2004

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Harmonia Mundi Musique d'Abord - HMA1951809

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Mozart: Serenades & Divertimenti

Mozart: Serenades & Divertimenti


Mozart:

Concertone in C for 2 Violins and Orchestra, K190

Iona Brown & Carmel Kaine (violins), Tess Miller (oboe) & Kenneth Heath (cello)

Serenade No. 6 in D major, K239 'Serenata Notturna'

Divertimento in D major, K136

Divertimento in B flat major, K137

Divertimento in F major, K138

Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

Divertimento No. 17 in D major K334

Notturno in D major K286


During the 18th century it was common for noblemen to employ numbers of musicians to entertain themselves and their guests, and to add dignity and colour to occasions of Church and State. Music was frequently written to form a pleasant background to dinners and parties. Serious or complex music would clearly have been inappropriate for gatherings of this kind; it was the task of the composer to amuse the guests without overstepping his function and distracting them from the more important business of eating, drinking and making merry.

In these circumstances much music was produced which deserved no more than to be talked through; but composers of the ability of Mozart and Haydn responded with light music of a higher quality. The titles Divertimento, Cassation, Serenade and Notturno all refer to pieces of this kind. Elements of the old dances – allemande, courante, sarabande and so on – had fallen from favour, but the minuet was used a good deal and the style gallant was much in evidence.

Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields’ recording of Mozart’s most popular serenade – the ubiquitous Eine kleine Nachtmusik – made for Argo in 1970 has never been out of the catalogue, but the other works on this compilation, equally compelling, magically performed, have not, as often, seen the light of day on CD. Such is the case with the brief issue in Decca’s ‘World Of…’ series of the extended Divertimento KV 334 and the haunting Notturno for four orchestras, deploying extraordinary echo effects. These are complemented on this anthology with the Serenata Notturna, the three early Divertimenti KV 136–138, and the little-known but breezy Concertone opening the collection.

“Everywhere the orchestra offers the neatest and most stylish of playing; and this, coupled with good recording” Gramophone Magazine (Divertimento KV 334, Notturno)

“this is the most enormously enjoyable Mozart playing, obviously prepared with great care and carried out with the utmost artistry” Gramophone Magazine (Divertimenti KV 136–138, Serenata Notturna)

“The warm acoustic of St John’s … provides an aptly glowing atmosphere. A delightful disc” Gramophone Magazine (Concertone)

“This reissue … tends to sweep the board. The playing is marvellous, and Marriner’s choice of tempi is equally apt. The Argo recording, rich in texture and detail, sounds admirably fresh here. […] The sparkle of this music-making is irresistible.” Penguin Guide

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4804722

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Mozart: Five Divertimenti

Mozart: Five Divertimenti


Mozart:

Divertimento No. 15 in B flat major, K287

Divertimento No. 7 in D major K205.

Divertimento in D major, K136

Divertimento No. 17 in D major K334

Divertimento No. 10 in F major, K247

March for orchestra in D major, K290


Recording location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, April 1961 (KV 136, KV 334); September 1962 (KV 287); October 1963 (KV 247); October 1964 (KV 205, KV 290)

This recording forms part of a series of 10 reissues celebrating the glorious Decca recordings from the 1950s-1970s of the Wiener Oktett (Vienna Octet), made up of key principals from the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

Those who campaign against background music in shops, restaurants, hotel lobbies and lifts do not have history on their side. A whole corpus of marvellous music, including the delightful Mozart Divertimenti on these discs, is not intended for serious listening. Its original performances were certainly given against a hum of conversation and probably in the open air.

These glorious Wiener Oktett performances represent the Wiener Oktett’s stereo recordings of these pieces, with the ensemble led by Anton Fietz (1926-2010). (The ensemble’s earlier recordings of selected Mozart Divertimenti, led by Willi Boskovsky will be released in December 2010 under the title “Mozart from a Golden Age”.)

The recordings of the Divertimenti KV 136 and No. 15 in B flat make their first international appearance on Decca CD and the release is accompanied by extensive and probing notes on the music and the performers by renowned commentator Tully Potter.

Australian Eloquence Vienna Octet - ELQ4802394

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Schubert: String Quintet in C major

Schubert: String Quintet in C major


Mozart:

Divertimento in D major, K136

Schubert:

String Quintet in C major, D956

Bruno Schrecker (cello)


Alto - ALC1278

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Mozart: Divertimenti & Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Mozart: Divertimenti & Eine Kleine Nachtmusik


Mozart:

Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

Divertimento in D major, K136

Divertimento in B flat major, K137

Divertimento in F major, K138


Anima Musicae

The three divertimenti could be called the juvenilia of a sixteen-year-old young man were it not for Mozart who had become a perfect master of his craft by that time. Known all over Europe he had already composed works and several operas for ten years. The popular pieces show Mozart in the composer’s full outfit. The consummation of the programme is Eine kleine Nachtmusik, which is an emblematic piece of the entertainment music of his time.

Hungaroton - HCD32752

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Mozart: Divertimentos

Mozart: Divertimentos


Mozart:

Divertimento in D major, K136

Divertimento in B flat major, K137

Divertimento in F major, K138

Divertimento No. 10 in F major, K247


Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Frigyes Sandor

Hungaroton - HRC187

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Mozart: Salzburg Symphonies & other orchestral works

Mozart: Salzburg Symphonies & other orchestral works


Mozart:

Divertimento in D major, K136

Divertimento in B flat major, K137

Divertimento in F major, K138

Symphony No. 31 in D, K297 'Paris'

German Dances (6), K600


Nova Filarmonia Portuguesa, Alvaro Cassuto

Classical Gallery - CLG7122

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Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik K525

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik K525


Mozart:

Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

Adagio & Fugue in C minor for Strings, K546

Divertimento in D major, K136

Divertimento in B flat major, K137

Divertimento in F major, K138


“The value of this Talich recording, which is vivacious and well-played but maybe not the last word in elegance or grace, is that it comes with three more divertimenti, the unnumbered so-called “Salzburg symphonies”.” MusicWeb International, 26th June 2014

La Dolce Volta Talich Quartet 1964-2014 - LDV279

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Gaudi Quartet Plays Mozart

Gaudi Quartet Plays Mozart


Mozart:

Divertimento in D major, K136

Divertimento in B flat major, K137

Divertimento in F major, K138

String Quartet No. 3 in G major, K156

String Quartet No. 4 in C major, K157


Gaudi Quartet

Aliud - ACDBE0682

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$17.75

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