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Label:
  Brilliant Classics - http://www.brilliantclassics.com/
Serial:
  92543 (11 discs)
Title:
  Mozart: Symphonies - Jaap ter Linden
Description:
  Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E flat major K16, Symphony No. 4 in D major K19, Symphony in F major K19a, Symphony No. 5 in B flat major K22, Symphony No. 6 in F major K43, Symphony No. 7 in D major K45, Symphony No. 8 in D major K48, Symphony No. 9 in C major K73, Symphony No. 10 in G major K74, Symphony No. 12 in G major K110, Symphony No. 13 in F major K112, Symphony No. 14 in A major K114, Symphony No. 15 in G major K124, Symphony No. 16 in C major K128, Symphony No. 17 in G major K129, Symphony No. 20 in D major K133, Symphony No. 21 in A major K134, Symphony No. 22 in C major K162, Symphony No. 23 in D major K181, Symphony No. 27 in G major K199, Symphony No. 28 in C major K200, Symphony No. 30 in D major K202, Symphony in D major K111a, Symphony No. 18 in F major K130, Symphony No. 19 in E flat major K132, Symphony No. 25 in G minor K183, Symphony No. 24 in B flat major K182, Symphony No. 26 in E flat major K184, Symphony in D major K196, Symphony No. 29 in A major K201, Symphony No. 32 in G major K318, Symphony No. 33 in B flat major K319, Symphony No. 34 in C major K338, Symphony No. 35 in D major K385 "Haffner", Symphony No. 31 in D major K297 "Paris", Symphony No. 36 in C major K425 "Linz", Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550 (first version without clarinets), Symphony No. 38 in D major K504 "Prague", Symphony No. 39 in E flat major K543, Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550 (second version with clarinets), Symphony No. 41 in C major K551 "Jupiter"

Mozart Akademie Amsterdam
Jaap ter Linden (conductor)
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical - Orchestral
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  PCM
Recording info:
 

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Review by audio-grubi March 20, 2008 (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:    
"This surround sound master was generated from original PCM stereo recordings using SpatialSonics process which was analogically transfered to DSD using GENEX and PYRAMIX systems. The audio was Spatialized and Mixed by Carlos de Andrade and mastered in Surround and Stereo DSD by Luiz Tornaghi at Vision Digital Studios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil"

This technical informations are printed on backsides of the collection box and on the paper cover of each single SACD. Translated in short form: The 6 (or 5?) channel surround mix is totaly artificial and that's the way it sounds like. Just TERRIBLE!
Only the front speakers (left, center, right) are active (with an unusual loud and dominant center speaker), while the rear speakers are nearly quiet. (No, that's NOT a problem of my equipment, 'cause all loud speakers are adjusted on same level with a level meter!)
The center speaker just play the music signals of the left and right front speakers in mono but no discret signal or music information. That's the difference to the much better sounding 3 channel recordings of RCAs "Living Stereo" and "Mercury Living Presence".
Well, I'm sorry, but I don't agree with the former authors and in my opinion on this SACDs the stereo mix sounds much better than the multi-channel mix, without that the stereo version would sound truly well. This are multi-channel SACDs nobody has waited for and I don't understand, why "Brilliant Classics" produced these, 'cause there are existing much better SACDs of this lable (Albinoni: Oboe Concertos from Opp. 7 & 9 Stefan Schilli (oboe) - Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra -
Nicol Matt (conductor) for example).
I neither know Carlos de Andrade nor Luiz Tornaghi and never before heard of them, so I don't know, what kind of music they producing or mixing normaly, but I guess it's not classical music.

What luck, that I got this discs really cheap on amazon.de!

About the interpretation: For me they are uninspired and boring. You can read during listening and when the music is over, you don't know what was played. There are so many more interesting recordings of Mozarts symphonies on CD and SACD (Sir Neville Marriners interpretations of the Youth Symphonies on Pentatone for example).

My tip: If you really like this recordings and want them, buy the (chaeper) CD version and listen it in surround by using the DTS Neo:6- or DOLBY PRO LOGIC II(x)-decoder of your Surround Receiver/Amplifier. That sounds much better and more three-dimensional than this "multi-channel" remixes!

No recommendation.

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Review by MichaelCPE August 24, 2005 (7 of 8 found this review helpful)
Sonics:    
I have only listened to the first three discs, so I cannot yet properly review the music.

But I can comment on the audio quality.

The recording was originally PCM stereo. I found that the SACD Stereo version has much better defined instrumental placement and clarity. The multi-channel mix is less defined and a bit of a blur. So for carefull listening the Stereo version is preferable.

The multi-channel version also commits one of the biggest sins of multi-channel mixing. The lowest bass is included in BOTH the main speakers (left and right) AND the sub-woofer. So if you have main speakers which reproduce low bass, you get a double helping. This sounds very bad. The solution is to switch off the sub-woofer.

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Review by nickc August 19, 2005 (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
I'll have to start this review with an admission that I haven't even listened to nos. 1-24 - Mozart is Mozart but life is too short to wade through every note he wrote!
I started my listening at the first well known (and minor-keyed) symphony, no.25. You might remember it from the opening scene of Amadeus when we see Salieri descending into madness and attemting suicide.
First impressions are often correct and straight away I thought the first movement was a bit laid -back. These are period performances that in a sense are almost anti-period - instead of hectic the tempi are generally relaxed. Nothing wrong with that, I just like my music too be a bit more high-voltage.
Another thing is the lack of weight of the strings. Brilliant are coy about the size of the orchestra and woodwind and especially brass can almost overwhelm the small body of strings at some points.
When we get to the last four great symphonies things have improved somewhat - No. 38 "Prague" is excellent but then no.39 is a bit staid for me.
The booklet states that these were original stereo PCM recordings (it doesn't say what rate) which were then remixed for surround. The recording is of a piece with the playing - instead of up-close we are in a farily large and resonant space, placed further back from the orchestra than I like - though once again that is only personal preference.
SO recommended, with the above caveats.

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Works: 39  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony in D major, K. 120/111a
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony in F major, K. Anh. 223/19a
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K. 16
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 10 in G major, K. 74
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 12 in G major, K. 110/75b
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 13 in F major, K. 112
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 14 in A major, K. 114
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 15 in G major, K. 124
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 16 in C major, K. 128
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 17 in G major, K. 129
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 18 in F major, K. 130
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 19 in E flat major, K. 132
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 20 in D major, K. 133
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 21 in A major, K. 134
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 22 in C major, K. 162
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 23 in D major, K. 181/162b
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 24 in B flat major, K. 182/173dA
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183/173dB
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 26 in E flat major, K. 184/161a
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 27 in G major, K. 199/161b
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 28 in C major, K. 200/189k
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201/186a
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 30 in D major, K. 202/186b
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297/300a "Paris"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K. 319
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 34 in C major, K. 338
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 "Haffner"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 "Linz"
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. 4 in D major, K. 19
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 6 in B flat major, K. 22
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 6 in F major, K. 43
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 7 in D major, K. 45
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 8 in D major, K. 48
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 9 in C major, K. 73