Accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major (K. 488). Conductor: Karl Böhm.
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Accompanied by the Camerata Salzburg, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 (often referred to by the nickname The Turkish). Anne-Sophie Mutter also conducts the orchestra.
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Accompanied by Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Italian classical bassoonist Aligi Voltan performs most often performed and studied piece in the entire bassoon repertory, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191/186e. Conductor: Giovanni Battista Rigon. Recorded doring a live concert in the Teatro Olimpico of Andrea Palladio in Vicenza, Italy in June, 2004.
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Accompanied by the Japan Shinsei Symphony Orchestra, the legendary Ukrainian-born Soviet classical pianist Sviatoslav Richter performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major, K. 175. Composed in 1773, when he was only 17 year-old, the piece is Mozart’s first fully original piano concerto (his previous efforts were based on works by other composers). Conductor: Rudolf Barshai (1924-2010), Soviet and Russian conductor and violist. Recorded in March 1993.
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Filarmonica ‘900 del Teatro Regio di Torino performs the overture of Lucio Silla, K. 135, an Italian opera in three acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The libretto was written by Giovanni de Gamerra (26 December 1742 – 29 August 1803), the Italian cleric, playwright, and poet. Concert master and first violinist: Stefano Vagnarelli. Recorded live on March 24, 2014 at Teatro Regio di Torino.
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Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova plays pieces from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Recorded on December 8, 2016 at the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Russian State Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi” performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 24 in B flat major, K. 182/173dA. Encore: the second movement (Allegro di molto) from Mozart’s Divertimento K. 137. Oboe: Alexey Utkin.
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Conducted by Kenneth Montgomery, Amsterdam-based Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Chorus performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Italian: Le nozze di Figaro), K. 492, an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786. The Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte (10 March 1749 – 17 August 1838), the Italian, later American opera librettist, poet and Roman Catholic priest. Recorded at the TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht on October 17, 2015. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, one of the most innovative and influential conductors of the second half of the 20th century, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543; Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550; and Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (nicknamed the Jupiter Symphony).
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Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), French oboist, conductor, and professor François Leleux performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on October 14, 2016. Published by the hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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