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Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 39, 40

Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 39, 40

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With his recordings for Sony Classical and outstanding engagements in the operatic world, Antonello Manacorda has become one of the most interesting conductors of our time. The Sony Classical recordings of the complete Schubert symphonies with Kammerakademie Potsdam have received numerous prizes and are considered reference recordings. The Mendelssohn symphonies with this ensemble were also enthusiastically praised: "Great phrasing, rousing Romantic élan and a well-balanced plasticity of the overall sound [...] Manacorda and the Potsdam Chamber Academy know exactly how to use listening alternatives offers without going too far or even relying on the pure effect. [...] Here you can tell what a pleasure it gave them to play this music. " (Rondo)

Antonello Manacorda is a recognized Mozart expert, especially in the opera world, and so it stands to reason that the new album also presents an exciting corner of Mozart's output: his last three symphonies (1756-1791). Symphonies 39, 40 and 41 were all written in the summer of 1788 and completed in just two months. Mozart completed the Symphony in E-flat major KV 543 (No. 39) on June 26th, followed by the G minor symphony KV 550 (No. 40) on July 25th, and the famous "Jupiter" Symphony in C major KV 551 (No. 41) on August 10th. Many believe that Mozart conceived of these three as a unit; this recording presents them as such.

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  • Release Specifications

    • Number of Discs: 2
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    • Label: Sony Masterworks SRM 5
    • UPC/Barcode: 194399211625
    • Item Number: 19439921162