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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2016, 07:16:49 PM »
I meant the 20th century behemoths, so beloved here Like Apatosurus for Orchestra by Messiaen
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2016, 11:54:58 PM »
C major! :)
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2016, 12:03:35 AM »
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
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"Hoffmeister" SQ (to name one but any would do)
String Quintet #1 (again really any one would do)
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2016, 12:14:43 AM »
Today´s list

Serenade for Winds K 375
Divertimento for Strings and Horns K 334
Symphony No. 25
Oboe Quartet K 370
Concertone for Two Violins and Orchestra K 190
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2016, 12:19:27 AM »
My (current) list:

- Don Giovanni, K 527
- Le Nozze di Figaro, K 492
- String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K. 515
- "Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio", concert aria for soprano, K 418
- Fantasie für eine Orgelwalze in F minor, K 608 (as arranged for two pianos by Ferruccio Busoni).

So many more would appear if the list were not limited to 5, but I doubt Don Giovanni or Figaro would ever fall off it.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2016, 03:21:47 AM »
Just five?! It'll be nothing but operas, I'm afraid:

Don Giovanni
Die Zauberflöte
Le nozze di Figaro
Così fan tutte
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2016, 03:35:03 AM »
My five favorite Mozart works are always the latest five Mozart works I've listened to.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2016, 03:58:31 AM »
Impossible.
The man's die Besten der Besten  is too vast for a mere five selections.
Here are five randomly selected out of a top ....... um ..... 19 works or so.

The overture to Die Zauberflöte ... Symphony No.40 in g ... Piano Concerto No.27 in Bb ... Violin Concerto No.5 in A ... Serenade in G Eine kliene Nachtmusik

which doesn't even mention the superb quality of the sonatas, quartets, etc.  Five is far too small a number for such a poll.

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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2016, 04:54:42 AM »
My five favorite Mozart works are always the latest five Mozart works I've listened to.

Impossible.
The man's die Besten der Besten  is too vast for a mere five selections.
Five is far too small a number for such a poll.

Yes to all of the above.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2016, 10:20:08 AM »
Please feel free to list your favorite 5 or 10 or 20. The more the better. I remember a poll some time ago where the members did not want to be asked to list too many works in a certain category, so I arbitrarily limited it to 5....but certainly I would welcome input along the lines of 20 or 30 or NO limit! Thank you in advance, as always.

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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2016, 12:46:17 PM »
Don Giovanni
Concerto for flute and harp K299
Voi avete un cor fedele K217
Quatuor dedicated to Haydn D minor K421
Fantasia for piano K457

and I could make a dozen of such lists..
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2016, 05:32:36 PM »
Quatuor dedicated to Haydn D minor K421

That's another fave of mine, along with the string quartet K.387.

Another to add: Idomeneo.

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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2016, 05:38:19 PM »
Quatuor dedicated to Haydn D minor K421

That's another fave of mine, along with the string quartet K.387.

These two are my favorites of the 6 "Haydn" quartets.
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2016, 05:42:40 PM »
These two are my favorites of the 6 "Haydn" quartets.

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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2016, 06:21:50 PM »
Die Zauberflote

PCs 21, 22, 27

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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2016, 11:15:26 PM »
Here is another type of list: favorite Mozart works in D minor

Requiem
Piano Concerto no 20 K466
Fantaisie for piano K397
Kyrie K341
Quatuor dedicated to Haydn K421

He also composed a mass op 65 in this key, which isnt a favorite.
This is the key that Mozart always chose for dramatic works
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2016, 11:55:18 PM »
It is easy to list dozens, of course. I am trying one each for several types of music (yes I am cheating by fine-graining types of chamber music...)

Symphony #38 K 504
piano concerto #24 K 491
clarinet concerto
wind serenade K 361
Don Giovanni
Mass in c minor K 427
piano sonata K 576
violin sonata K 379
trio K 563
trio K 498
string quintet K 593
string quartet K 387

So this is a dozen everyone should listen to... ;)

Stuff I don't like all that much:
(most of) early/Salzburg church music, some serenades/divertimenti although I still think these are comparably underrated, at least the "Posthorn" and Haffner are at least as good as e.g. the violin concerti or the symphonies before/around  ca. 33, flute/harp, bassoon concerti.
I also think that the symphonies up to ca. 25 (and even some later ones) are comparably overrated and would not be so frequently recorded if they had not been composed by Mozart (who of course deserves his outlandish fame and reputation for other pieces, like the ones listes above...)
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2016, 04:31:43 AM »
My five favorite Mozart works are always the latest five Mozart works I've listened to.

Please feel free to list your favorite 5 or 10 or 20. The more the better. I remember a poll some time ago where the members did not want to be asked to list too many works in a certain category, so I arbitrarily limited it to 5....but certainly I would welcome input along the lines of 20 or 30 or NO limit! Thank you in advance, as always.

All right, then:

Violin Concerto in D, K.218
Violin Concerto in A, K.219
String Quartet in C, K.465
Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581
Piano Concerto in Eb, K.482
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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2016, 04:48:35 AM »
Mozart is one of those composers, I haven´t heard a single work of, which I did not like / love / adore. Even his earliest music, like for instance the earliest violin sonatas or keyboard music or symphonies or piano concertos are of high quality and can stand comparison with any similar work of any contemporary.


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Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Mozart Works
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2016, 04:59:33 AM »
Warning: :) Long Editorial Ahead:

(That last statement is very interesting, and I can see why it was posted. I cannot believe the volume, variety, breadth, of Mozart, and I am just a novice by comparison here. A trial attorney inner-city courts of Boston, all surrounding areas, all criminal law. As I stated years ago here, I feel that I could never in a hundred years attain the level of classical music knowledge that even the least knowledgeable among you has! When I made that statement a few years ago I was immediately informed that many of you are professional musicians, and although that explains the level of knowledge, that level is simply mind boggling, still.)


FWIW, I am a mechanical engineer by trade --- not having worked in the field since 2010 --- and I am a complete musical illiterate: much to my chagrin, I cannot read scores and do not play any instrument. All I have is a burning and inexhaustible passion for classical music which first appeared in my early teens (I am rapidly approaching my mid-forties).  :D
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