Friday, 23 January 2009

The Unbelievable Mozart - Consortium Classicum





These are all chamber music works for winds or winds and strings that are somehow related to Mozart. They are (more or less) contemporary re-workings of Mozart's own compositions, works whose attribution to Mozart is likely but uncertain or reconstructions from fragments. Almost all pieces have been recorded here for the first time.

The CDs were originally published as ?Mozart! Vol. 1, 2, etc., and later re-issued as a boxed set under the title The Unbelievable Mozart.





Vol. 1


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Octet in F Major, KV App. C 17.05 and B to 370a
for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
1. Adagio - Allegro (7:38)
2. Andante (8:45)
3. Minuetto (3:23)
4. Rondo (4:25)

Sextet (Parthia) in E flat major (KV deest)
for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
1. Allegro molto (5:19)
2. Adagio (6:19)
3. Minuetto (3:45)
4. Finale: Allegro (2:39)

Octet in E flat major, KV App. C 17.03
for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
(possibly by Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, 1757 - 1831)
1. Adagio - Allegro (7:15)
2. Minuetto (3:48)
3. Romanze: Andante (6:01)
4. Minuetto (3:13)
5. Finale: Allegro assai (3:09)


Consortium Classicum

1994





Vol. 2


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Octet (Divertimento) in E flat major, KV App. 224, C 17.07 and App. B to 370
for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
1. Adagio - 2. Allegro (8:33)
3. Menuetto (3:05)
4. Adagio (4:58)
5. Menuetto (3:21)
6. Thema mit Variationen: Adagio (3:48)
7. Rondo (3:17)

Theme and Variations on "Unser dummer Pöbel meint" in F major (KV deest)
for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
(possibly by Jiri Druschetzky, 1745-1819)
Thema - Variationen 1-4 (6:11)

Octet (Partita) in B flat major (after KV 425)
for flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
(possibly by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, 1778-1837)
1. Adagio - 2. Allegro spiritoso (9:46)
3. Andante (8:40)
4. Menuetto (3:28)
5. Presto (6:56)


Consortium Classicum

1995





Vol. 3


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Octet (Divertimento) in E flat major (KV deest)
for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
1. Adagio - 2. Allegro molto (10:15)
3. Un poco adagio (3:47)
4. Menuetto (3:34)
5. Rondo: Allegro (3:11)

Sextet in B flat major, KV 439b (Prague version, pub. 1813)
for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass
1. Allegro (3:24)
2. Menuetto 1 (4:31)
3. Adagio (4:12)
4. Menuetto 2 (4:21)
5. Rondo: Allegro assai (4:08)

Serenade (Parthia) in E flat major (KV deest)
for 2 Oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass
(possibly by Vinzenz Masek, 1755-1831)
1. Allegro moderato (6:52)
2. Poco adagio (3:59)
3. Menuetto (3:13)
4. Largo - 5. Romanza: Poco allegro (3:54)


Consortium Classicum

1996





Vol. 4


Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754–1812)
Sextet (Partita) in E flat major, after KV 386c/563
for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
1. Allegro (5:40)
2. Andantino (6:09)
3. Menuetto (2:54)
4. Rondo: Allegro (3:41)

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) (more likely than Mozart)
Sextet in B flat major, KV C 17.09
for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
1. Allegro (3:18)
2. Adagio (2:21)
3. Menuetto (3:21)
4. Finale: Allegro (2:14)

Archduke Rudolph of Austria (1788-1831)
Octet in F major, after KV 497
for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
1. Adagio - Allegro molto (8:44)
2. Andante (11:21)
3. Rondo: Allegro (6:38)


Consortium Classicum

1998





Vol. 5


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Quintett in B flat major, after KV 458
for oboe, violin, 2 violas, and violoncello
(arranged by Joseph Rosinack, c.1750-1823)
1. Allegro vivace (7:55)
2. Menuetto (3:59)
3. Adagio (7:14)
4. Allegro assai (4:47)

Octet in E flat major, after KV 452
for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass
(arrangement from 1799)
1. Largo - Allegro moderato (10:32)
2. Larghetto (9:34)
3. Allegretto (5:37)


Anon.

Quartet in E flat major (KV deest)
for clarinet and string trio
1. Allegro (6:46)
2. Adagio (3:04)
3. Polonaise (5:07)
4. Rondo: Allegro (2:58)


Consortium Classicum

1998





Vol. 6


Johann Christian Stumpf (1740-1801)
Serenade in E flat major, after KV 614
for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
1. Allegro molto (6:52)
2. Andante (4:51)
3. Menuetto (4:01)
4. Allegro (3:43)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Fragments, KV Anh. 384
for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
(reconstructed by Eberhard Buschmann)
1: Marcia KV Anh. 384b (2:47)
2: Chaconne KV Anh. 384 B (5:07)
3: Menuet KV Anh. 384c (3:22)

Johann Simon Hermstedt (1778-1846)
Nonet in E flat major, after KV 428 (421b)
for flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons and double bass ad lib.
1. Allegro ma non troppo (7:07)
2. Andante con moto (6:30)
3. Menuetto (5:57)
4. Finale: Allegro vivace (5:20)


Consortium Classicum

1999





Vol. 7


Adagio in B flat major, KV 484a
for 2 clarinets and 3 bassett horns

Serenade in B flat major "Gran Partita", KV 361 (370a)
arr. for strings and winds by Franz Gleissner (1759-1818)
1. Largo - Molto allegro (9:19)
2. Menuetto (8:57)
3. Adagio (6:02)
4. Menuetto (5:02)
5. Romance: Adagio - Allegretto (7:03)
6. Tema con variazioni (10:21)
7. Finale: Molto allegro (3:20)


Consortium Classicum

2001


Boxed set available at an excellent price (from about 3-4 pounds/euros/dollars per CD).

8 comments:

  1. Hi
    Thanks very much for these. I heard one of them (don't know which now) on the radio many years ago. I've despaired ever since of finding the work again because of the oblique relationship to the composer. But here it is in its full glory (with all its little mates). Thanks for your effort and all the best to you into futurity.
    odysseus

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  2. Why nobody says that Vol. 4 & 6 are not complete? WinRar says: Unexpected end of archive for both volumes. I hope there is a way to complete this excellent series. Thanks!

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  3. I can only suggest you try downloading them again. Sometimes the download of a file times out and remains incomplete.
    You can use Winrar to check the individual parts that you already have. It should be able to tell you which files are the truncated ones that need replacing.

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  4. Thank You very much!!!

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  5. FANTASTIC POST!!!

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  6. Can't believe these links are still live. THANK YOU!

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