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Les Musiciens du Louvre|Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41

Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

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Tension -- it's a wonderful thing. The tension between great pitching and great hitting is what keeps baseball interesting. The tension between will she or won't she is what keeps dating fascinating. And, of course, the tension between centrifugal force and gravitational force is what keeps the whole universe spinning. But as an interpretive point of view for Mozart's symphonies No. 40 and No. 41, tension is of doubtful value. Yet tension is pretty much all conductor Marc Minkowski has on his mind in these 2006 recordings with his Les Musiciens du Louvre. He pushes already too quick tempos forward to underline a point -- and his players seem not altogether willing to go with him. He pulls already too slow tempos back to round off a phrase -- and once again his players are not altogether willing to go with him. He drives the strings too hard -- and the players go out of tune. He forces the winds too often -- and the players go out of sync. Compared to either the overly refined Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic performances or the acutely etiolated Christopher Hogwood/Academy of Ancient Music performances, Minkowski and Les Musiciens' performances may seem revelatory. Compared with the controlled passion of the Bruno Walter/New York Philharmonic performances or the commanding power of the Karl Böhm/Vienna Philharmonic performances, Minkowski and Les Musiciens sound merely too tense. Archiv's standard clean and close sound is oddly gray and strangely distant.
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Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41

Les Musiciens du Louvre

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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 - (2nd version) (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

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1. Molto Allegro
Les Musiciens du Louvre
00:07:07

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Marc Minkowski, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestra, MainArtist - Arend Prohmann, Producer, Recording Producer - Jürgen Bulgrin, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Wedman, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marita Prohmann, Producer

℗ 2006 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

2
2. Andante
Les Musiciens du Louvre
00:10:58

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Marc Minkowski, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestra, MainArtist - Arend Prohmann, Producer, Recording Producer - Jürgen Bulgrin, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Wedman, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marita Prohmann, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 2006 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

3
3. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio
Les Musiciens du Louvre
00:03:39

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Marc Minkowski, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestra, MainArtist - Arend Prohmann, Producer, Recording Producer - Jürgen Bulgrin, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Wedman, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marita Prohmann, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 2006 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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4. Allegro assai
Marc Minkowski
00:06:35

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Marc Minkowski, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestra, MainArtist - Arend Prohmann, Producer, Recording Producer - Jürgen Bulgrin, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Wedman, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marita Prohmann, Producer

℗ 2006 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

5
Mozart: Ballet Music from Idomeneo
Les Musiciens du Louvre
00:12:19

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Marc Minkowski, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestra, MainArtist - Arend Prohmann, Producer, Recording Producer - Jürgen Bulgrin, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Wedman, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marita Prohmann, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 2006 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter" (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

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1. Allegro vivace
Les Musiciens du Louvre
00:12:14

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Marc Minkowski, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestra, MainArtist - Arend Prohmann, Producer, Recording Producer - Jürgen Bulgrin, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Wedman, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marita Prohmann, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 2006 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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2. Andante cantabile
Les Musiciens du Louvre
00:10:00

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Marc Minkowski, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestra, MainArtist - Arend Prohmann, Producer, Recording Producer - Jürgen Bulgrin, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Wedman, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marita Prohmann, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 2006 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Les Musiciens du Louvre
00:04:15

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Marc Minkowski, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestra, MainArtist - Arend Prohmann, Producer, Recording Producer - Jürgen Bulgrin, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Wedman, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marita Prohmann, Producer

℗ 2006 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

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4. Molto allegro
Les Musiciens du Louvre
00:10:33

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Marc Minkowski, Conductor, MainArtist - Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestra, MainArtist - Arend Prohmann, Producer, Recording Producer - Jürgen Bulgrin, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Wedman, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marita Prohmann, Producer

℗ 2006 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album Description

Tension -- it's a wonderful thing. The tension between great pitching and great hitting is what keeps baseball interesting. The tension between will she or won't she is what keeps dating fascinating. And, of course, the tension between centrifugal force and gravitational force is what keeps the whole universe spinning. But as an interpretive point of view for Mozart's symphonies No. 40 and No. 41, tension is of doubtful value. Yet tension is pretty much all conductor Marc Minkowski has on his mind in these 2006 recordings with his Les Musiciens du Louvre. He pushes already too quick tempos forward to underline a point -- and his players seem not altogether willing to go with him. He pulls already too slow tempos back to round off a phrase -- and once again his players are not altogether willing to go with him. He drives the strings too hard -- and the players go out of tune. He forces the winds too often -- and the players go out of sync. Compared to either the overly refined Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic performances or the acutely etiolated Christopher Hogwood/Academy of Ancient Music performances, Minkowski and Les Musiciens' performances may seem revelatory. Compared with the controlled passion of the Bruno Walter/New York Philharmonic performances or the commanding power of the Karl Böhm/Vienna Philharmonic performances, Minkowski and Les Musiciens sound merely too tense. Archiv's standard clean and close sound is oddly gray and strangely distant.
© TiVo

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