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Robert Benson, October 2016

Marc Minkowski leads “authentic Mozart performances” on this DVD recorded during Mozart Week 2015 in Salzburg. He conducts Les Musiciens du Louvre, which he founded in 1982. Their purpose is total authenticity, performances that display how Mozart’s music would have sounded in the year it was composed. Original instruments are used producing a sound quite different from what is usually heard. …All of these works are beautifully performed, and the engineers have done their job well. © 2016 Read complete review, August 2016

This is a wonderful idea—if not quite the “oh wow” moment of revelatory performance perfection for which listeners might long. These instruments are, after all, more than 200 years old, and although both are in good repair and still sound quite fine, it is highly unlikely that they now sound just as they did in Mozart’s time. They do, however, shed considerable light on Mozart’s own performance capabilities and his attitude toward concertos. © 2016 Read complete review

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