January 24, 2006 In the last installment of the Must-Have Mozart series, the BBC's Nicholas Kenyon offers a final pick. He recommends a recording of the "Gran Partita," the Serenade, K. 361, by Sir Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of St. Luke's. We hear the Rondo movement from the CD.
January 17, 2006 Nicholas Kenyon joins Fred for another installment of Must-Have Mozart. Kenyon's pick is a recording by the Vienna Philharmonic of the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Strings by Mozart. Here's the Presto from that Deutsche Gramophon recording, DG 453 043. The soloists are violinist Gidon Kremer and violist Kim Kashkashian, with Nicholas Harnoncourt conducting.
January 10, 2006 In this week's Must-Have Mozart segment, the BBC's Nicolas Kenyon adds another pick to our basic library of Mozart recordings. Today's CD is a new Mozart recording by pianist Richard Goode, whom Kenyon calls "one of the great Mozartians of our time." From Richard Goode Performs Mozart, Goode plays Mozart's Rondo, K. 511.
January 3, 2006 In our weekly Must-Have Mozart segment, Mozart authority Nicolas Kenyon joins Fred to talk about a Mozart String Quartet, K. 465, the so-called "Dissonance" Quartet. That title refers to something at the beginning of the piece that might sound slightly askew to us today, but probably would have sounded like cacophony in Mozart's time. Nicolas Kenyon's recording pick for this piece is the Emerson Quartet on the Deutsche Grammophon label (B0005523-02).
December 27, 2005 In this week's Must-Have Mozart, the BBC's Nicholas Kenyon talks with Fred Child about Mozart's Mass in C minor, K. 427, the "Great" Mass. And Kenyon recommends a recording — Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting Concentus Musicus of Vienna.
December 20, 2005 Every Tuesday through January we're spending a few minutes with Mozart authority Nicholas Kenyon, to talk about specific recordings. Kenyon manages the Proms concerts for the BBC when he's not writing about Mozart. Nick's pick for this week's Must-Have Mozart is a Nonesuch recording (79608) of pianist Richard Goode and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, playing Mozart's Piano Concertos No. 27 and No. 19.
December 13, 2005 Mozart authority Nicolas Kenyon joins Fred Child to discuss a favorite Mozart recording, as we make our way to the 250th Mozart birthday in January. Kenyon's pick for today's Must-Have Mozart is the Requiem, K. 626, Mozart's last piece of music.
December 6, 2005 Music scholar Nicholas Kenyon returns to discuss his favorite recording of the only concerto Mozart ever wrote for the clarinet: a Philips recording with soloist Eric Hoeprich and the Orchestra of the 18th Century.
November 29, 2005 In the second installment in our "Must-Have Mozart" series, musical scholar Nicholas Kenyon talks about his favorite recording of Mozart's Symphony No. 40: a Telarc CD (80139) with Sir Charles Mackerras leading the Prague Chamber Orchestra.
November 22, 2005 Nicholas Kenyon, author of The Faber Pocket Guide to Mozart discusses a collection of three piano concertos with pianist Geza Anda and the Camerata Academica of the Salzburg Mozarteum.
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