Mozart: Flute Concertos; Symphonies 39, 40, 25, 29, 32
Hubert Barwahser; Colin Davis
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4829374
Barcode
00028948293742
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
1–3 Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, KV 313*
4–6 Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, KV 314*
7 Andante in C major for Flute and Orchestra, KV 315*
8–11 Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, KV 543*

CD 2
1–4 Symphony No. 25 in G minor, KV 183
5–8 Symphony No. 29 in A major, KV 201*
9 Symphony No. 32 in G major (Overture in G major), KV 318
10–13 Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV 550

Hubert Barwahser, flute
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550: 2. Andante
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K.183: 1. Allegro con brio
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G, K.313: 2. Adagio non troppo
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G, K.313: 1. Allegro maestoso
Symphony No. 39 in E Flat, K.543: 2. Andante con moto
Symphony No. 39 in E Flat, K.543: 1. Adagio - Allegro
Andante for Flute and Orchestra in C, K.315
Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K.314: 3. Allegro
Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K.314: 2. Andante ma non troppo
Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K.314: 1. Allegro aperto
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K.183: 2. Andante
Symphony No. 39 in E Flat, K.543: 4. Finale (Allegro)
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550: 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Symphony No. 39 in E Flat, K.543: 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550: 1. Molto allegro
Symphony No. 32 in G, K.318 (Overture in G): 1. Allegro - 2. Andante - 3. Tempo I
Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201: 4. Allegro con spirito
Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201: 3. Menuetto
Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201: 2. Andante
Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201: 1. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K.183: 4. Allegro
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K.183: 3. Menuetto
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550: 4. Finale (Allegro assai)
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G, K.313: 3. Rondo (Tempo di Menuetto)
Recording information

Recording Producers: Vittorio Negri (Flute Concertos, Andante, Symphonies Nos. 25, 29, 32); Hans Krauel (Symphonies Nos. 39, 40);
Recording Engineers: Vittorio Negri (Flute Concertos, Andante, Symphonies Nos. 25, 29, 32); Hans Krauel (Symphonies Nos. 39, 40)
Recording Locations: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, 27–28 November 1961 (Symphonies Nos. 39, 40), 26, 27 & 29 November 1963 (Symphonies Nos. 25, 29, 32), 30–31 December 1963 (Flute Concertos, Andante)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Philips Releases: 835 257 LY (Flute Concertos, Andante); 835 113 AY (Symphonies Nos. 39, 40); 835 262 AY (Symphonies Nos. 25, 29, 32)
Cover Photograph: Sir Colin Davis (Photo: Decca)

Reviews

‘The performances are consistently polished and elegant… Barwahser’s phrasing is unfailingly beautiful.’ Penguin Guide, 1982 (Flute Concertos)

‘The G major Symphony No.32 almost steals the show here, so vivaciously alert in the playing. But the spontaneity of the other performances is striking too, and Davis achieves a splendid rhythmic spring in the opening Allegro of No.25.’ Penguin Guide, 1982 (Symphonies Nos. 25, 29 & 32)

‘The performances are strong and straightforward, refreshingly alive and stylish. This version of the G minor Symphony [No.40] is one of the most recommendable ever issued, and the sound retains its bloom.’ Penguin Guide, 1982 (Symphonies Nos. 39 & 40)