Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart: 46 Symphonies

  • AllMusic Rating
    10
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by Stephen Eddins

Karl Böhm's recording of the Mozart symphonies with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is among the most respected and beloved sets of this important body of work. Böhm's set was the first complete recording of the symphonies (including several that subsequent scholarship has shown to be written by other composers and misattributed to Mozart) and it remains a substantial achievement because of the conductor's stature as a Mozartian and because of the enthusiastic and refined playing of the Berlin Philharmonic. The performances reflect the aesthetic of the mid-20th century; the orchestra is large, with a fuller, more Romantic sound than had become standard by the end of the century, when historically informed performance practice produced leaner, more limber performances of Mozart, with more scrupulous attention to the repeats in some movements. The sound quality of the performances recorded by Deutsche Grammophon between 1958 and 1968 is not entirely consistent, but it is never less than adequate and is often excellent. Listeners who prefer their Mozart performed on period instruments may want to look elsewhere, but for general listeners, it would be hard to go wrong with these performances.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K. 16
1 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:45 Amazon
2 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:21 Amazon
3 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:16 Amazon
Symphony No. 4 in D major, K. 19
4 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:01 Amazon
5 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:44 Amazon
6 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:07 Amazon
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, K. 22
7 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:51 Amazon
8 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:04 Amazon
9 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 01:25 Amazon
Symphony No. 43 in F major, K. 76 (K. 42a)
10 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:50 Amazon
11 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:53 Amazon
12 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:01 Amazon
13 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:14 Amazon
Symphony No. 6 in F major, K. 43
14 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:19 Amazon
15 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:50 Amazon
16 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:31 Amazon
17 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:53 Amazon
Symphony No. 7 in D major, K. 45
18 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:47 Amazon
19 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:46 Amazon
20 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:35 Amazon
21 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:21 Amazon
Symphony No. 7a in G major ("Alte Lambacher"), K. Anh. 221 (K. 45a)
22 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:37 Amazon
23 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:53 Amazon
24 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:45 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony in G major ("New Lambach"), Eisen G 16
1 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 06:23 Amazon
2 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:33 Amazon
3 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:22 Amazon
4 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:45 Amazon
Symphony No. 55 in B flat major, K. Anh. 214 (K. 45b)
5 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:30 Amazon
6 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:20 Amazon
7 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:05 Amazon
8 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:07 Amazon
Symphony No. 8 in D major, K. 48
9 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:03 Amazon
10 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:25 Amazon
11 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:01 Amazon
12 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:55 Amazon
Symphony No. 9 in C major, K. 73
13 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:29 Amazon
14 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:44 Amazon
15 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:57 Amazon
16 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:26 Amazon
Symphony No. 10 in G major, K. 74
17 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:16 Amazon
18 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:15 Amazon
19 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 01:59 Amazon
Symphony No. 44 in D major, K. 81 (K. 73l)
20 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:31 Amazon
21 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:18 Amazon
22 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:27 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 11 in D major, K. 84 (K. 73q)
1 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:52 Amazon
2 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:15 Amazon
3 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:08 Amazon
Work(s)
4 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:44 Amazon
5 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:43 Amazon
6 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:06 Amazon
7 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:51 Amazon
8 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:50 Amazon
9 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:27 Amazon
10 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:52 Amazon
11 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 01:39 Amazon
12 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:15 Amazon
13 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:19 Amazon
14 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:33 Amazon
15 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:28 Amazon
Symphony No. 12 in G major, K. 110 (K. 75b)
16 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:59 Amazon
17 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:08 Amazon
18 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:24 Amazon
19 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:22 Amazon
Work(s)
20 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:07 Amazon
21 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:00 Amazon
22 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:18 Amazon
23 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:05 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 13 in F major, K. 112
1 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:20 Amazon
2 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:27 Amazon
3 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:54 Amazon
4 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 01:59 Amazon
Symphony No. 14 in A major, K. 114
5 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 06:37 Amazon
6 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:49 Amazon
7 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:13 Amazon
8 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:28 Amazon
Symphony No. 15 in G major, K. 124
9 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:41 Amazon
10 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:25 Amazon
11 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:30 Amazon
12 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:10 Amazon
Symphony No. 16 in C major, K. 128
13 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:06 Amazon
14 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:58 Amazon
15 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:28 Amazon
Symphony No. 18 in F major, K. 130
16 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:32 Amazon
17 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:54 Amazon
18 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:41 Amazon
19 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 07:27 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 5

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 17 in G major, K. 129
1 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:04 Amazon
2 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:10 Amazon
3 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:22 Amazon
Symphony No. 19 in E flat major, K. 132
4 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:38 Amazon
5 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 06:32 Amazon
6 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:35 Amazon
7 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:30 Amazon
8 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:57 Amazon
Symphony No. 20 in D major, K. 133
9 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:53 Amazon
10 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:01 Amazon
11 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:56 Amazon
12 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:33 Amazon
Symphony No. 21 in A major, K. 134
13 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:43 Amazon
14 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:57 Amazon
15 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:51 Amazon
16 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:30 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 6

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 22 in C major, K. 162
1 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:45 Amazon
2 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:38 Amazon
3 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 01:50 Amazon
Symphony No. 23 in D major, K. 181 (K. 162b)
4 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:31 Amazon
5 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:15 Amazon
6 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:15 Amazon
Symphony No. 24 in B flat major, K. 182 (K. 173dA)
7 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:29 Amazon
8 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:22 Amazon
9 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:04 Amazon
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (K. 173dB)
10 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 08:39 Amazon
11 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:58 Amazon
12 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:49 Amazon
13 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 06:36 Amazon
Symphony No. 27 in G major, K. 199 (K. 161b)
14 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:00 Amazon
15 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 06:49 Amazon
16 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:22 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 7

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 26 in E flat major, K. 184 (K. 161a)
1 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 02:49 Amazon
2 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:01 Amazon
3 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:17 Amazon
Symphony No. 28 in C major, K. 200 (K. 189k)
4 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:48 Amazon
5 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 06:59 Amazon
6 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:11 Amazon
7 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:17 Amazon
Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 (K. 186a)
8 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 09:12 Amazon
9 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 08:52 Amazon
10 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:51 Amazon
11 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:56 Amazon
Symphony No. 30 in D major, K. 202 (K. 186b)
12 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 06:39 Amazon
13 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:32 Amazon
14 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:53 Amazon
15 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:49 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 8

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 31 in D major ("Paris"), K. 297 (K. 300a)
1 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 07:34 Amazon
2 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 06:28 Amazon
3 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:20 Amazon
Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318
4 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:10 Amazon
5 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:37 Amazon
6 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 01:53 Amazon
Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K. 319
7 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 06:44 Amazon
8 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 05:25 Amazon
9 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 03:07 Amazon
10 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 06:45 Amazon
Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338
11 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 07:31 Amazon
12 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 07:25 Amazon
13 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 06:13 Amazon
Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338
14 Karl Böhm / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 04:08 Amazon
blue highlight denotes track pick