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MOZART, W.A.: Symphonies Nos. 39 and 41, "Jupiter" (English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner)

Composer(s):Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Artist(s) Gardiner, John Eliot, Conductor • English Baroque Soloists
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue SDG711
Label SDG
Quality   320kbps
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Mozart, Symphony 39, Symphony 41, Gardiner
Review By EW90580,March 2011

Since the market is more than flooded with recordings of Mozart's last three symphonies, one wonders what hope there is for this CD, from Soli Deo Gloria, to gain even a foothold. Perhaps these performances on period instruments will give it a competitive edge. For those music lovers who prefer string players to use controlled vibrato and wind players to have access to modern instruments, the sound on this CD may not be exactly what they are used to. However, the overall effect is still acceptable. The performances are excellent from the standpoint of their musical philosophy (i.e., period performance practices).

The CD comes in a trifold cardboard package. Sturdy plastic CD jewel cases are so cheap nowadays that there is really no excuse for a manufacturer who tries to more....


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