Mozart: Grabmusik KV. 42 / Gallimathias Musicum KV. 32 (CD172)

Genre: 
  1. Grabmusik, KV. 42 (Passionskantate) - Recitativo
  2. Grabmusik, KV. 42 (Passionskantate) - Aria
  3. Grabmusik, KV. 42 (Passionskantate) - Recitativo
  4. Grabmusik, KV. 42 (Passionskantate) - Aria
  5. Grabmusik, KV. 42 (Passionskantate) - Recitativo
  6. Grabmusik, KV. 42 (Passionskantate) - Duetto
  7. Grabmusik, KV. 42 (Passionskantate) - Recitativo
  8. Grabmusik, KV. 42 (Passionskantate) - Coro
  9. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - I. Molto Allegro
  10. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - II. Andante
  11. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - III. Allegro
  12. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - IV. Pastorella
  13. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - V. Allegro
  14. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - VI. Allegretto
  15. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - VII. Allegro
  16. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - VIII. Molto Adagio
  17. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - IX. Allegro
  18. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - X. Largo
  19. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - XI. Allegro
  20. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - XII. Andante
  21. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - XIII. Allegro
  22. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - XIV. Menuet
  23. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - XV. Adagio
  24. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - XVI. Presto
  25. Gallimathias Musicum, KV. 32 (Quodlibet) - XVII. Fuga

Every so often, one becomes enchanted by the accomplishments of a true genius. When such a genius is only 11 years of age, we cannot help but reflect on mankind's wonderful gifts. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart granted the world with a source of pleasure, beauty and inspiration that will be ours to enjoy forever. The goal of this recording was to produce, as simply, organically and accurately as possible, a journey back to what might have happened when the 11-year-old Mozart wrote and performed the music featured here.

Personnel:

Patrick Jaidhauser - Soprano

Andreas Lebeda - Bass

St. Florian Boys Choir

Ars Antiqua Austria - Ensemble

Gunar Letzbor - Director

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Production: Produced by David Chesky Recorded, edited and mastered by Miguel Kertsman

This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.

Reviews

"Both the Grabmusik and the Gallimathias are likely to surprise those who know Mozart only by his most celebrated symphonic and operatic works; neither Passion Cantatas nor orchestral quodlibets are to be found in his mature output. Performed here with due attention to their Baroque and Rococo elements, each of these pieces represents a fascinating road not taken by a protean genius whose potential was limited only by human mortality." - Benjamin Folkman