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Label:
  Linn Records - http://www.linnrecords.com/
Serial:
  CKD 308 (2 discs)
Title:
  Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 38-41 - Mackerras
Description:
  Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major K.504 "Prague", Symphony No. 39 in E flat major K.543, Symphony No. 40 in G minor K.550, Symphony No. 41 in C major K.551 "Jupiter"

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  PCM
Recording info:
  Recorded at City Halls, Glasgow, UK from 3-9 August 2007
Produced by James Mallinson
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Edited, mixed and mastered by Julia Thomas, Finesplice, UK

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Site review by Adrian Cue November 12, 2010
Performance:   Sonics:  
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Site review by Polly Nomial February 3, 2008
Performance:   Sonics:  
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Review by Daland September 18, 2009 (15 of 32 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
It is difficult to assess this set of discs fairly because the recording quality is simply awful. After repeated listening my overall judgement has not changed. The metallic, unpleasant sound of the violins is worse than on any redbook CD. Combined with a lack of bass (and warmth), this creates a rather synthetic impression, which I found disturbing right from the start. In terms of performance, the recordings fare somewhat better, but there is little forward momentum, especially in the Jupiter Symphony (just listen to Seiji Ozawa's fiery account with the Mito Chamber Orchestra).

Fortunately, the Beethoven piano concertos recorded with the same orchestra and conductor are a different matter.

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Works: 4  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 "Prague"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter"