- Andantino cantabile
- Andantino sostenuto e cantabile
- Tempo di menuetto
- Allegro con spirito
The first disc is proposed here as a sort of "sonic caffeine." Start listening ten minutes before you get to work and watch yourself go. (It includes the now-notorious Allegro con spirito that has been said to increase IQ on spatial awareness tests. Here it is given a nicely bouncing rendition on a fortepiano, as Mozart himself might have played it.) But if you're too stressed out or hopped up to get to work, try the second disc for a lower-voltage but equally clarity-inducing work environment. In effect, the two discs are not all that different to listen to: Both are almost entirely made up of andante movements from various sonatas, concertos, and symphonies. But the experience is extremely pleasant, a tribute as well to the many musicians and ensembles on these recordings -- none of them household names but all fine performers. And since I actually wrote this review while listening to the set, I'll have to admit it gets the job done.