Amadeus – Original Soundtrack Recording (1984) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 104:39 minutes | Scans included | 1,72 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,86 GB
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Music Director by Sir Neville Marriner
A masterpiece of moviemaking that won eight Academy Awards, Amadeus is one of the few films about music that presents it with absolute fidelity to its maker’s intentions. When producer Saul Zaentz, director Milos Forman, and writer Peter Shaffer asked Sir Neville Marriner to conduct for tlie 1984 film, he told them yes, “Under one condition, that not one note of Mozart would be changed”.
Marriner’s stipulation was honored with such integrity, Forman declared that the music became the picture’s third character, after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salierl Marriner disagreed. He said that it was “possibly the first film that has music as its leading character”. Critics were as enthusiastic about the motion picture as were audiences. The soundtrack recording—a generous sampling of Mozart’s genius—stood on its own because of the brilliance of Marriner fs conducting and the performance of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. “So many people,” he said, “were introduced to Mozart as a composer compared with what would have happened if we’d just done it in concert halls. It would have taken us a hundred years to reach as many people as the film readied”. Now, in the glory of sound made possible by Super Audio Compact Disc (SA-CD) technology, Mozart’s music reaches new generations of listeners.
01. Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183; 1st movement
02. Stabat Mater; Quando Corpus Morietur and Amen
03. Bubák and Hungaricus
04. Serenade for Winds, K. 361; 3rd movement
05. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384), Turkish Finale
06. Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201; 1st movement, allegro moderato
07. Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365; 3rd movement
08. Mass in C minor, K. 427, Kyrie
09. Symphonie Concertante, K. 364; 1st movement
01. Piano Concerto in E flat, K. 482; 3rd movement
02. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492, Act III, Ecco la Marcia
03. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492, Act IV, Ah Tutti Contenti
04. Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act II, Commendatore scene
05. Zaide; Aria, Ruhe Sanft
06. Introitus (Eternal rest give to them, O Lord), K. 626, Requiem
07. Dies Irae (Day of wrath), K. 626, Requiem
08. Rex Tremendae Majestatis (Awe-inspiring King), K. 626, Requiem
09. Confutatis (When those cursed enter flames), K. 626, Requiem
10. Lacrimosa (Mournful day), K. 626, Requiem
11. Piano Concerto in D minor, K. 466; 2nd movement (Romanza)
Recorded at EMI Abbey Road Studio, London, England.
Produced by John Strauss. Remix engineer: Todd Boekelheide. Album engineer: Danny Kopelson.
Remastering, 2004 – George Horn (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA.)