To mark the 225th anniversary of Mozarts death Decca and Deutsche Grammophon are releasing a new 200 CD complete edition and a 33 DVD set of the complete Operas.
Entitled ‘Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition’, the set is the fruit of years of painstaking scholarship, 18 months of planning and curation, and presents every single work by Mozart – right up to a new song discovered only last year – in a ground-breaking multimedia package.
MOZART 225TH ANNIVERSARY The New Complete Edition. Deutsche Grammophon 200cds + 2 Hardback BooksSpecial price: £300.00
The set features 600 world-class soloists and 60 orchestras across 200 CDs (ordered chronologically within genre), including 30 CDs of alternative interpretations of the best-known works providing a choice between traditional and period instruments.
There are also two major and lavishly illustrated hardback books including a radical new full-length biography by Cliff Eisen plus a work-by-work commentary from Mozart experts worldwide.
Amongst its 240 hours of music, Mozart 225 features over 5 hours of newly recorded material, including:
• the world premiere recording of a recently discovered lost song (K477a) written in friendly competition with Antonio Salieri
• the first recording of Sonata K331 with the Rondo “alla turca” from the recently discovered autograph manuscript, played by Francesco Piemontesi
• a brand new disc from Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone
• over 2 hours of new recordings on Mozart’s own instruments
The Complete Mozart Operas, including his early and lesser-known operas, every Singspiel, and orchestration of scenic fragments, presented in the most beautiful edition ever created. This collection, the largest audio-visual Mozart project of all time, presents over 47 hours of live recordings, 112 solo performers, 14 directors and 16 conductors including 12 orchestras.
On these complete live recordings, which were the culmination of the Mozart Year celebration in 2006, all the Salzburg Festival’s own productions appear – a marathon of music on 33 High Definition DVDs in 5.1 Surround Sound, presented in this deluxe edition.
Included are “making-of” bonus material, artist interviews and rehearsal excerpts, providing insight into the Festival’s preparation and an introduction to the music, making this Edition invaluable to Mozart scholars as well as concert-goers. Many of the lesser-known works included in this set had not been seen in any video format before this set was originally issued.
This collection recognises and honours Mozart’s life, 225 years after his death, and is the perfect accompaniment to the landmark Mozart 225 Complete Edition.