What better way to be introduced to the wonders of Classical Music than to listen to this superb selection of mostly Mozart works?
The film Amadeus does very well in capturing emotions expressed by Mozart’s diverse compositions. This soundtrack in turn succeeds in making the listener conjure up scenes from Amadeus as well as images of 18th century Vienna.
From melancholic to playful and romantic to firey, it will be difficult to match the prefection with which Sir Neville Mariner and The Academy of St Martin-In-The-Fields have assembled this compilation. (by Nikaeigo)
The Soundtrack of “Amadeus” presents the whole genius, master work of the great composer of all time. It is hard to say which music is the best, but all we can say is that it is music to listen, love, and appreciate forever, during your entire life. And the next, and the next, and the next! A truly pleasure to listen to.(by an amazon customer)
This is a slection from the original soundtrack recording and it´s a special edition for Montblanc:
Montblanc International GmbH is a German manufacturer of writing instruments, watches, jewellery and leather goods, often identified by their “White Star” logo.
Founded by the stationer Claus-Johannes Voss, the banker Alfred Nehemias and the engineer August Eberstein in 1906, the company began as the Simplo Filler Pen company producing up-market pens in the Schanzen district of Hamburg. Their first model was the Rouge et Noir in 1909 followed in 1910 by the pen that was later to give the company its new name, Montblanc. The Meisterstück name (English: “Masterpiece”, the name used for export) was used for the first time in 1924, for the top lines of fountain pens. Today, the Montblanc brand is on other goods besides pens, including watches, jewellery, fragrances, leather goods and eyewear.
The company was acquired by Dunhill in 1977, following which lower price pens were dropped and the brand was used on a wide range of luxury goods other than pens.
Today Montblanc forms part of the Richemont group. Its sister companies include luxury brands Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chloé, and Baume et Mercier. Montblanc is owned, through Richemont, by the South African Rupert Family.
A trademark identified with Montblanc is the white stylised six-pointed star with rounded edges, representative of the Mont Blanc snowcap from above, the symbol being adopted in 1913. The number “4810,” the mountain’s height in metres, is also a commonly recurring theme.
The CD has a thick booklet with a picture of 4 Montblanc pens on the inside cover. Other than that the rest of the booklet is made up of stills from the movie and detailed text about each track on the CD
Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields + Academy Chorus conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
Ambrosian Opera Chorus (background vocals on 02.)
Imogen Cooper (piano on 04.)
Louisa Kennedy (soprano pn 09.)
Felicity Lott (soprano) on 03.)
Ecco la Marcia (piano on 05.)
Ivan Morravec (piano on 05.)
Suzanne Murphy (soprano on 02.)
Anne Queffelec (piano on 04.)
Christian Zaccharias (piano on 08.)
01. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade), K. 525: 1st Movement 5.37
02. The Abduction From The Seraglio, K.384; Turkish Finale 1.24
03. Mass In C Minor, K. 427; Kyrie 6.24
04. Concerto For Two Pianos, K. 365; 3rd Movement 7.09
05. Piano Concerto In E-Flat, K. 482; 3rd Movement 11.04
06. Le Nozze Di Figaro (The Marriage Of Figaro), K. 492; Act III, Ecco La Marcia 2.28
07. Don Giovanni, K. 527; Act II, Commendatore Scene 6.55
08. Piano Concerto In D Minor, K. 466; 1st Movement 12.15
09. The Magic Flute, K. 620); Aria (No. 14), “Queen Of The Night” 2.54
10. Requiem, K. 626; Lacrimosa (Mournful Day) 3.46
composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart