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To mark the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon are releasing the most authoritative, complete and scholarly box set ever devoted to the work of a single composer. The 200CD Complete Edition was created in partnership with the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and Mozart expert Professor Cliff Eisen of King’s College London, and will be released worldwide on 28 October 2016.

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.

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

In addition to all of Mozart’s completed works, for the first time on disc all the recorded fragments are brought together, many works completed by others as well as his arrangements of Handel and Bach.

Each copy of this 15,000 Limited Edition is individually numbered and contains access to an innovative Mozart 225 Libretto App (offering sung texts in original language and parallel translation of choice – English, French or German) plus links to the authoritative urtext scores of the online edition of the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe.

The recordings have been newly selected from the archives of Decca and Deutsche Grammophon as well as 18 other labels, with an artist list which encapsulates Mozartian excellence past and present: Abbado, Ashkenazy, Auger, Barenboim, Bartoli, Bilson, Böhm, Brendel, Brüggen, Curzon, Damrau, DiDonato, Fleming, Gardiner, Gilels, Gulda, Haskil, Hogwood, Janowitz, Kozena, Levin, Mackerras, Marriner, Mutter, Nézet-Séguin, Pinnock, Pires, Popp, Rattle, Schiff, Simoneau, Solti, Te Kanawa, Terfel, Uchida, Villazón, Wunderlich and hundreds more.

The innovative layout of Mozart 225 presents the works chronologically within genre, thus offering listeners the chance to explore the composer in a new context – e.g. by juxtaposing a horn concerto with a piano concerto from the same period. Underscoring this approach, a new biography by leading Mozart scholar Professor Cliff Eisen reappraises the traditional Mozart narrative and by returning to the sources describes a life both professionally and personally successful, not the still-common Romantic narrative, laden with pathos, characteristic of Mozart biography over more than two centuries.

Further scholarship is provided by a second hardback book of work-by-work commentary from 30 renowned experts plus a separate new “K book”, exclusive to Mozart 225, presenting the numbering of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation’s forthcoming new Edition of the Köchel catalogue of Mozart’s works. Each set also contains 5 high-quality collector’s prints of Mozart autograph scores, the last-known portrait and a famous letter to his father from the treasures of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation.

“The time is surely right to take a fresh look at one of the world’s most sublime artistic achievements” says Paul Moseley, Universal Music Group’s Director of Mozart 225. “We have started from first principles, reassessing new thinking in performance practice and scholarship to produce something that we hope will be an item of desire and reference for general music lovers but also a first port of call for places of study. Our aim with this Mozart 225 campaign is to promote pleasure, wonder, debate and discovery for both existing and new audiences all over the world.”

“For 175 years, the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation has been devoted to fostering tradition as well as embracing new approaches when encountering the works of Mozart”, says Dr Johannes Honsig-Erlenburg, President of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation. “It is a great pleasure to see that the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe, the Foundation’s ambitious editorial project begun in 1954, has greatly influenced performance of Mozart in our time. This Mozart 225 recorded Edition is a special opportunity to make this achievement audible to the entire musical world.”

CD 1-49 Chamber Works
CD1-10 Solo
Nannerl Notenbuch (excerpts), The London Sketchbook, Variations, Piano Sonatas, Minuets, Rondos, Fantasias, Adagios, Modulating Preludes, Prelude & Fugue, Suite, Works for mechanical organ and glass harmonica, Alternative versions
CD11-19 Duets
Sonatas and Variations for Piano & Violin, Sonatas and Variations for Keyboard 4 hands and 2 Pianos, Duo for Bassoon & Cello, Violin & Viola Duos, Horn Duos
CD20-22 Trios
Piano Trios, String Trios, Clarinet Trio
CD23-30 Quartets
Divertimenti K136-K138, String Quartets, Flute Quartets, Oboe Quartet, Piano Quartets
CD31-34 Quintets
String Quintets, Horn Quintet, Piano Quintet, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Adagio & Fugue, Clarinet Quintet, Adagio & Rondo
CD35-39 Sextets, Octets etc
Divertimenti, Serenades
CD40-49 Supplementary performances: Period instruments, Mozart’s instruments, Classic & Historic

CD 50-101 Orchestral Works
CD50-61 Symphonies
CD62-68 Serenades, Divertimenti, Cassations
CD69-73 Minuets, Contredanses, German Dances, Marches
CD74-87 Concertos

CD88-101 Supplementary performances: Concerto and Orchestral
CD 102-152 Theatre
CD102 Apollo et Hyacinthus
Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg/Leopold Hager
CD103-104 La finta semplice
Kammerorchester “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach”/Peter Schreier
CD105 Bastien und Bastienne; Der Schauspieldirektor
Wiener Symphoniker/Uwe Christian Harrer · London Symphony Orchestra/Colin Davis
CD106-108 Mitridate, re di Ponto
Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset
CD109-110 Ascanio in Alba
CD111-112 Il sogno di Scipione
CD113-115 Lucio Silla
CD116-118 La finta giardiniera
Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg/Leopold Hager
CD119-120 Il re pastore
Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
CD121 Zaide
Staatskapelle Berlin/Bernhard Klee
CD122-124 Idomeneo
English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
CD125-126 Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood
CD127 L’oca del Cairo; Lo sposo deluso
Kammerorchester “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach”/Peter Schreier; London Symphony Orchestra/Colin Davis
CD128-130 Le nozze di Figaro
Drottningholm Court Theatre Ensemble/Arnold Östman
CD131-133 Don Giovanni
Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
CD134-136 Così fan tutte
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Georg Solti
CD137-138 Die Zauberflöte
Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
CD139-140 La clemenza di Tito
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Charles Mackerras
CD141 Thamos in Ägypten; Les Petits Riens etc
English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner · Concerto Köln/Anton Steck · Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone · Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood
CD142-146 Additional Opera Arias, Insertion Arias, Concert Arias
CD147 Arias with Period instruments
CD148 Famous Arias
CD149 Classic Performances: Arias
CD150-152 Classic Performance: Le Nozze Di Figaro
Wiener Philharmoniker · Erich Kleiber

CD153-173 Sacred & Private
CD153-154 Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots etc
Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart/Neville Marriner
CD155-156 La Betulia liberata
Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg/Leopold Hager
CD157 Davidde penitente etc
Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart /Neville Marriner
CD158-169 Church Music – Mass Settings, Litanies, Vespers, Shorter Works, Epistle Sonatas, Requiem
CD 170 Supplementary Performances: Solemn Vespers; Requiem etc
CD 171 Songs
CD 172 Masonic
CD173 Canons & Partsongs

CDs 174-200 Supplement
CD174-175 Fragments, Discoveries & Curios
CD176-178 Works completed by others
CD179-181 Arrangements of other composers
CD182-183 Handel Arrangements: Acis und Galatea
Handel & Haydn Society/Christopher Hogwood
CD184-185 Handel Arrangements: Der Messias
ORF-Sinfonieorchester/Charles Mackerras
CD186-187 Handel Arrangements: Das Alexander-Fest/Ode auf St. Caecilia
Handel & Haydn Society/Christopher Hogwood
CD188-190 Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe
Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks/Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
CD191-193 Self-Arrangements
CD194-200 Works of Doubtful Authenticity

Complete tracklist : Mozart 225 – The New Complete Editition