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The 99 Most Essential Mozart Masterpieces

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This compilation of puts together 99 tracks, or 10 1/2 hours, of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the best-known composer of the Classical era, and to many, one of the greatest composers ever. What's found here are excerpts from works of every type, from sacred choral music to opera, symphony to sonata, and string quartet to concerto. Many of the selections will be familiar to anyone who has seen the film Amadeus, such as the Requiem excerpts, the Queen of the Night's aria from The Magic Flute, and the opening of the Serenade No. 10 "Gran Partita." But there are some unexpected things that aren't usually found in Mozart compilations of this type. There's the Minuet, K. 1 (written at the age of 6); a spurious Wiegenlied; a Freemason song; and a movement from a sonata for piano duet. There is also quite a variety of lesser known artists, some of whom should be better known and some of whom do extremely well in Mozart's music. There's the tenor Kurt Equiluz, the Salzberg Mozarteum Orchestra, and the New York Philomusica, just to name three. Other artists include the St. Petersburg Soloists, the Vienna Volksoper, Bruno Zwicker and Rosel Molzer; the Endres Quartet; Walter Klien; the Capella Istropolitana; and more. The 99 Most Essential Mozart Masterpieces might provide some interesting moments for those who know something about the composer, and it will definitely serve as a budget-priced introduction to Mozart's music for more general consumers.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
Le Nozze Di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492
1 4:01
Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525, 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'
2 5:58
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
3 7:53
Concerto No. 21 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 467
4 5:39
Serenade No. 10 in B-Flat Major, K. 361, 'Gran Partita'
5 5:44
Sonata for Piano No. 11 in A Major, K. 331
6 3:27
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
7 3:09
Concerto in A Major for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622
8 7:48
Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626
9 5:13
Concerto No. 20 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, K. 466
10 8:13
Don Giovanni (Don Juan), K. 527
11 6:20
Concerto in C Major for Flute, Harp and Orchestra, K. 299
12 8:35
Concerto No. 3 in G Major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 216
13 7:39
14 7:43
Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)
15 6:48
Concerto No. 10 in E-Flat Major for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 365
16 6:42
17 7:27
Concerto No. 26 in D Major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 537, 'Coronation'
18 5:00
19 2:31
Exsultate, Jubilate, K. 165 (158a)
20 5:00
Sonata No. 11 in A Major for Piano, K. 331
21 11:48
Mitridate, Re Di Ponto (Mithridates, King of Pontus), K. 87
22 5:45
Sonata for Piano No. 8 in A Minor, K. 310
23 3:07
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), K. 384
24 5:37
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, 'Jupiter'
25 11:31
Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626
26 3:24
Idomeneo, Re di Creta (Idomeneo, King of Crete), K. 366
27 4:43
28 8:24
Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impressario), K. 486
29 4:06
Serenade No. 10 in B-Flat Major, K. 361 'Gran Partita'
30 9:47
Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626
31 2:26
String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 (Haydn Quartet No. 6, 'Dissonance')
32 8:18
Don Giovanni (Don Juan), K. 527
33 3:39
Concerto No. 7 in F Major for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 242, 'Lodron'
34 8:25
Quartet in F Major for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello, K. 370
35 3:07
Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major for Horn and Orchestra, K. 447
36 4:10
37 5:55
Coronation Mass in C Major, K. 317
38 4:57
Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, K. 364 (320d)
39 11:10
40 5:41
Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504, 'Prague'
41 12:23
Concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 595
42 7:05
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
43 7:28
44 2:44
Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
45 7:01
Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
46 6:29
47 7:02
Church Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 329 (317a)
48 4:02
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
49 6:37
Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail (The Abduction From the Seraglio), K. 384
50 2:46
Concerto No. 20 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, K. 466
51 8:11
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38
52 2:51
Concerto No. 15 in B-Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 450
53 10:47
Serenade No. 11 in E-Flat Major, K. 375
54 6:01
Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626
55 1:37
Concerto in B-Flat Major for Bassoon and Orchestra, K. 191
56 8:14
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
57 4:49
58 11:53
La Clemenza Di Tito (The Clemency of Titus), K. 621
59 4:41
Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, K. 448
60 7:28
Concerto No. 5 in A Major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 219
61 9:30
Coronation Mass in C Major, K. 317
62 6:30
Sonata No. 21 in E Minor for Violin and Piano, K. 304
63 7:18
64 14:00
65 6:32
Cosi fan tutte, K. 588
66 4:30
Concerto No. 17 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 453
67 10:47
Quartet No. 3 in C Major for Flute and String Trio, K. 285b
68 12:44
69 15:58
Serenade No. 12 in C Minor, K. 388
70 4:24
71 5:43
Divertimento No. 8 in F Major, K. 213
72 3:58
Il Re Pastore (The Shepherd King), K. 208
73 3:04
Serenade for Orchestra in D Major, K. 250 (Haffner)
74 6:35
Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, 'Haffner'
75 5:47
Concerto No. 23 in A Major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 488
76 6:00
Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major for Horn and Orchestra, K. 447
77 3:55
Divertimento No. 17 in D Major for Strings, K. 334
78 7:12
79 5:18
Lucio Silla, K. 135
80 8:11
81 7:47
82 12:56
Bastien und Bastienne, K. 50
83 1:41
84 3:28
6 German Dances, K. 600
85 1:58
Divertimento No. 17 in D Major for Strings, K. 334
86 4:37
Il Sogno Di Scipione (Scipione's Dream), K. 126
87 5:48
Cosi fan tutte, K. 588
88 3:50
Fantasy for Piano No. 4 in C Minor, K. 475
89 13:17
Serenade No. 12 in C Minor, K. 388
90 6:16
Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Horn and Orchestra, K. 412
91 4:58
A Musical Joke in F Major, K. 522
92 4:59
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
93 2:39
Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
94 7:27
Le Nozze Di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492
95 4:36
Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297, 'Paris'
96 7:26
97 5:48
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, 'Jupiter'
98 8:38
99 1:45
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