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Track(s) taken from CKD308

Symphony No 38 in D major 'Prague', K504

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
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Recording details: August 2007
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, Scotland
Produced by James Mallinson
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: July 2008
Total duration: 36 minutes 47 seconds

Cover artwork: Reception at a Freemason's Lodge in Vienna (c1784) by Ignaz Unterberger (1748-1797)
Historisches Museum der Stadt Vienna / AKG-Images, London
 
1
Adagio – Allegro  [17'44]
2
Andante  [11'18]
3
Finale: Presto  [7'45]

Reviews

'Let us just say that this double CD of the composer's last four symphonies contains no surprises—it is every bit as good as you would expect … full of wisdom and leaving the listener in no doubt of the music's ineffable greatness' (Gramophone)» More

'These performances are so exhilarating that I listened to all four symphonies straight through at a first hearing, mesmerised by the variety and intensity of the music itself, sounding here completely fresh, and the virtually flawless renderings by the excellent Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with Sir Charles Mackerras at his most penetrating' (BBC Music Magazine)» More

'Altogether, these are the finest versions of Mozart's greatest symphonies to have appeared on disc in years' (The Guardian)» More

'I don't know more enthralling accounts of the G minor and the 'Jupiter' on disc' (The Sunday Times)» More

'Im gesegneten Alter von mittlerweile über achtzig Jahren, scheint der australische Dirigent Sir Charles Mackerras nochmals seine Meisterschaft bündeln zu wollen … hier geht es einfach ums Musizieren, und das auf allerhöchstem Niveau. So gelingt gleichsam unter der Hand Mozart-Interpretationen, die man zu den überzeugendsten dieser Sinfonien zählen darf' (Klassik.com, Germany)» More
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