"Ïn a crowded market, this pair of discs stands out" – BBC Music Magazine
"The ACO plays with gusto and admirable virtuousity" – Gramophone Magazine
"This 21st-century fusion of modern instruments with period ideas creates a fullness of sound that sometimes belies the fact that it is a chamber orchestra...but which is always combined with a transparency and litheness that make it constantly engaging and worthwhile" – The Guardian
The Australian Chamber Orchestra, directed from the violin by Richard Tognetti, presents a triumphant account of Mozart’s three final symphonies.
This live recording captures the energy and vivacity of the performances given as part of the ACO’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2015 – concerts that were described as ‘magnificent’ by The Sydney Morning Herald and ‘miraculous’ by The Daily Telegraph. The same program was previously performed by the ACO 26 years ago, when Richard Tognetti – newly appointed as Artistic Director – performed these three symphonies under the visionary baton of early music legend Frans Brüggen.
Composed over the course of just six weeks, these inspirational works represent the pinnacle of artistic achievement: from the sunny lyricism of the 39th, to the tragic cast of the 40th, to the inspired invention of the 41st (the ‘Jupiter’) they form a mighty epitaph to the work of Mozart’s musical genius.
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1–4. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No.39 in E-flat major, KV543 [29'08]
5–8. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No.40 in G minor, KV550 [30'33]
9–12. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No.41 in C major, KV551 ‘Jupiter’ [34'17]
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti Director and Violin
Release date: 15 July 2016
Label: ABC Classic
Catalogue number: 481 2880