Today is the celebration of the 252 anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth date. So happy birthday Wolfie! One of the world's most popular composers Mozart died too young and broke. At least we have done better by him in the last two hundred years.
To start the day we shall begin with the overture to possibility his best know operal and then work through a representative list of his works.
Overture to "The Magic Flute"K. 620, Bruno Weil and Tafelmusik
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218, Itzhak Perlman, James Levine and the Vienna Philharmonic
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K 299, Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Landlamet, Claudio Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic
Overture to "The Abduction to the Seraglio" K. 384. Bruno Weil and Tafelmusik
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K 488, Ivan Moravec, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Field
Symphony No. 27 in G, K. 199, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Field
Overture to "the Marriage of Figaro" K. 492, Bruno Weil and Tafelmusik
Piano Quartet in G minor, K 478, Emmanuel Ax, Isaac Stern, Jamie Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K 525, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat, K. 417, Jacob Slagter, Lev Markiz, Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
from the pen of Eduard Lalo:
Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Louis Fremaux, City of Birmingham Orchestra
and once again Mozart:
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E, K. 261, Itzhak Perlman, James Levine, Vienna Philharmonic