Mozart’s Last Symphonies

Mozart - Mozart's Last Symphonies - Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti (2016) {ABC Classics Digital Download 24-96}

Mozart - Mozart's Last Symphonies - Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti (2016) {ABC Classics Digital Download 24-96}
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz (studio master) | 1.76 Gb
© 2016 ABC Classics | Official Digital Download - Source: prestoclassical.co.uk
genre: classical, symphony

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his last three symphonies in the summer of 1788, and since then they've usually been regarded as a set, even though there's little reason to believe he intended them to be performed together. Unlike Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who came to regard these symphonies as a kind of symphonic oratorio in 12 movements, Richard Tognetti thinks of them as separate pieces that Mozart wrote opportunistically, possibly for a commission that fell through, though beyond that, he lets the music speak for itself.
Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti - Mozart's Last Symphonies (2016)

Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti - Mozart's Last Symphonies (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:33:41 | 214 MB
Label: ABC Classics

“One thing you get with Mozart, and no other composer comes close, is dancing on your own joy.” – Richard Tognetti.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Mozart: The Last Symphonies, Instrumental Oratorium (2014) RE-UP

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Mozart: The Last Symphonies, Instrumental Oratorium (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 104:24 minutes | 1,95 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Nikolaus Harnoncourt has spent more than sixty years exploring Mozart's last three symphonies. The present album represents the results of this engagement. It is also his first recording of these three works with his own "instrument", the Concentus Musicus Wien. This is a recording not of three independent works but of a single work in three sections: an "Instrumental Oratorium".
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Symphonies Nos.31, 39-41; Schubert: Symphony No.4 (2007/1984)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Symphonies Nos.31, 39-41; Schubert: Symphony No.4 (2007/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.81 Gb+6.29 Gb (2xDVD9) | 232 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Schubert's 'Tragic' Symphony and Mozart's 'Paris' Symphony are performed by the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Wiener Musikvereinsaal in 1984. Harnoncourt goes back to Schubert's original manuscripts to perform the music in its purest form. Harnoncourt joined forces with The Chamber Orchestra of Europe for Mozart's last symphonies (Nos. 39-41), performed at the Wiener Musikvereinssaal in 1991. Known throughout the world for his highly original approach to classical music, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt reveres Mozart as 'the most romantic composer of all'.
Leonard Bernstein - Mozart: The Late Symphonies; Symphonies Nos. 25 & 29 (2003) REPOST

Leonard Bernstein - Mozart: The Late Symphonies; Symphonies Nos. 25 & 29 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 03:49:16 min | Covers included | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Here's a set of the best of Mozart's symphonies performed by the well-respected Vienna Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein. These are reissues of recordings made in the 1980s, and although half were done in the studio and half were live, there is really no significant difference in sound.
La Stagione Frankfurt & Michael Schneider - Abel: Symphonies, Op. 7 (2017)

La Stagione Frankfurt & Michael Schneider - Abel: Symphonies, Op. 7 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 289 MB
Label: CPO – CX 7993 | Tracks: 18 | Time: 61:52 min
Classical, Orchestral

Not even thirty years separated Carl Friedrich Abel’s Symphonies op. 7 from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s last three symphonies and the Jupiter finale that Johann Christian Bach would hail as a “triumph of new musical artistry” already in 1803. The genre of the symphony had quickly developed into one of the most magnificent genres for musical statements.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Mozart: Early Symphonies (7CDs) [2006]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Mozart: Early Symphonies (7CDs) [2006]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.28 Gb | Total time: 8 hours 39 minutes | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 82876892682 | Recorded: 1991-2000

Because Mozart's earliest symphonies are performed less often than the later masterpieces and are consequently underrepresented on disc, Nikolaus Harnoncourt's period performances with Concentus Musicus Wien may have an added value beyond sheer musical excellence. Much has been written about how these works are miraculous manifestations of the young Mozart's genius, and their consistently high quality obviates criticism for their few shortcomings. But these symphonies really do sound magical and even startling in Harnoncourt's vital renditions, and Concentus Musicus delivers them with boisterous enthusiasm and full bow, with absolutely no precious Rococo affectations. Brisk tempi, tight ensemble playing and the clear timbres of original instruments contribute to the authenticity of the performances, but these may count less than the gusto, humor, and freshness that the musicians display in each work. The woodwinds and horns are especially robust and earthy, and Harnoncourt draws out their distinctive colors and striking rhythms to contrast them more effectively with the strings. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi's sound is immaculate, without doubt the best the label can offer, and the acoustics of Kasino Zögernitz are ideal for balance and resonance.
(Blair Sanderson)
Maria Joao Pires, Orchestra Mozart; Claudio Abbado - W.A. Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 27 (2012) [Repost]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 27 (2012)
Maria João Pires, piano; Orchestra Mozart; Claudio Abbado, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 0075 GH | Time: 01:00:14

It's a recording that just a few years ago would have been mainstream: a "name" pianist (albeit one much less well known in the U.S. than elsehwere), who has been playing Mozart's piano concertos since childhood, joins forces with a name conductor with whom she has frequently collaborated, leading a modern-instrument orchestra of some 70 players, with the results released on a major international-conglomerate label. Now it's distinctly unusual. But lo, there's value in the old ways. Portuguese-Brazilian pianist Maria-João Pires is a lifelong Mozart specialist, but she still has new things to say in two of Mozart's most popular piano concertos. You can chalk it up to her Buddhist outlook if you like: her readings of the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595, and Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, might be described as detached without being lifeless. Her approach is most startling in the Piano Concerto No. 20, where her no-drama shaping of the material runs sharply counter to type. Sample the piano's entrance in the first movement, where it offers a twisting, tense elaboration of the main theme that is far removed from its source material. Generally pianists use this to raise the tension level, but Pires lets the unusually shaped, chromatic line speak for itself with fine effect.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Mariss Jansons - Mozart: Requiem (Live) (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Mariss Jansons - Mozart: Requiem (Live) (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88 kHz | Time - 47:29 minutes | 556 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

During his last years in Vienna Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed only three liturgical works: the short 'Ave Verum Corpus' and two unfinished masterworks: the 'Mass in C minor' and the 'Requiem' in D minor. Most of his sacred oeuvre was written at an early age in the conservative city of Salzburg. The 'Requiem' from 1791 is stylistically far removed from that early church music and suits the concert hall better than the church.
Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 38 'Prague' & 41 'Jupiter' (2007) (Repost)

Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 38 'Prague' & 41 'Jupiter' (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:41 | 361 MB
Genre: Classical| Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 901958

Renowned for his work in Baroque vocal music, René Jacobs is most frequently credited as a countertenor and as a choral director. He is somewhat less familiar as a conductor of Classical symphonic music, though he has increasingly delved into this repertoire in recordings with one of Europe's best early music groups, the Freiburger Barockorchester.