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Mozart on Tour - Following Mozart’s journey through Europe

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Malcolm Frager, Homero Francesch, Heidrun Holtmann, Ivan Klansky, Zoltan Kocsis, Alicia de Larrocha, Radu Lupu, André Previn, Dezsö Ranki, Mitsuko Uchida, Christian Zacharias
14 piano concertos & 13 documentaries

Hosted by eminent conductor, pianist and, man-about-music André Previn; this series tells the story of Mozart’s travels, featuring a piano concerto from each period of his life. MOZART ON TOUR allows a deep view on the “phenomenon” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: His musical development with reference to his piano concertos, His biography shown by historical documentary pictures, His journeys which made a third of his life, the cities he travelled to greatly influenced his life and musical development.
This extraordinary interaction of music, documentary and pictures of his trips allows to get an impression of Mozart’s diversity in his musical work.
A perfect gift to get to know Mozart!
Episode 1: London – The First Journey - Piano Concerto in A major, K. 414, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Soloist and Conductor: Vladimir ASHKENAZY, Recorded at Hampton Court Palace, London. // Episode 2: Mantua – Initial Steps - Piano Concerti, in F major K. 37 and in G major K. 41, Orchestra della Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana, Conductor: Marc ANDREAE, Soloist: Heidrun HOLTMANN, Recorded in the Teatro Scientifico del Bibiena, Mantua. // Episode 3: Milan – Learning by Travelling - Piano Concerto in D major, K. 175, Orchestra della Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana, Conductor: Marc ANDREAE, Soloist: Malcolm FRAGER, Recorded in the Teatro Scientifico del Bibiena, Mantua. // Episode 4: Mannheim – Aloysia and Constanze - Piano Concerto in B-flat major, K. 238, Radiosinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Conductor: Gianluigi GELMETTI, Soloist: Christian ZACHARIAS, Recorded in the Rokokotheater, Schloss Schwetzingen. // Episode 5: Schwetzingen – Musicians and Princess, Piano Concerto in C major, K. 246, Radiosinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Conductor: Gianluigi GELMETTI, Soloist: Christian ZACHARIAS, Recorded in the Rokokotheater, Schloss Schwetzingen. // Episode 6: Paris – Far from Salzburg - Piano Concerto E-flat major, K. 271 “Jeune home”, Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Conductor: Jeffrey TATE, Soloist: Mitsuko UCHIDA, Recorded in the Mozarteum Salzburg (Salzburg Festival 1989). // Episode 7: Vienna – A double Abduction - Piano Concerto in G major, K. 453, Englisch Chamber Orchestra, Conductor: Jeffrey TATE, Soloist: Deszó RÁNKI, Recorded in the Grosse Galerie, Schloss Schönbrunn. // Episode 8: Vienna – The best City for my Métier, Piano Concerto in D minor, K. 466 (Cadenzas by Ivan Klánský), Virtuosi di Praga, Conductor: Jiří BELOHLÁVEK, Soloist: Ivan KLÁNSKÝ, Recorded in the Rittersaal of the Palais Waldstein, Prague. // Episode 9: Vienna & Prague – The other Side of the Coin - Piano Concerto in C minor, K. 491, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Soloist and Conductor: André PREVIN, Recorded in the Grosse Galerie, Schloss Schönbrunn. // Episode 10: Prague – Success with Da Ponte - Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488, Virtuosi di Praga, Conductor: Jiří BELOHLÁVEK, Soloist: Zoltán KOCSIS, Recorded in the Rittersaal of the Palais Waldstein, Prague. // Episode 11: Frankfurt – Coronation, Piano Concerto in F major, K. 459, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Conductor: David ZINMAN, Soloist: Radu LUPU, Recorded in the Sophiensaal, Munich. // Episode 12: Munich – Way Station 24:29 - Piano Concerto in D major, K. 537 “Coronation” (Cadenzas by Edwin Fischer), Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Conductor: Gerd ALBRECHT, Soloist: Homero FRANCESCH, Recorded in the Christian Zaiss Saal, Wiesbaden. // Episode 13: Vienna – The Last Year - Piano Concerto in B-flat major, K. 595, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: André PREVIN, Soloist: Aleksandar MADZAR, Recorded in the Grosse Galerie, Schloss Schönbrunn.

Facts Blu-ray

Item number
2001024
UPC code
880242010247
Region code
All (A1/B2/C3)
Picture format
SD on Blu-ray 4:3
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Release
Total running time
741 mins
Details running time
741 mins
Booklet notes
English
No. of discs
1