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Mozart: Violin Concertos / Faust, Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico


Release Date: 11/25/2016 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902230   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gramophone Magazine's Recording of the Year!

Mozart was not even 15 years old when he began composing violin concertos that would serve as a backdrop at Salzburg receptions. An insatiable drive for independence would however lead the young Konzertmeister to overtly challenge musical forms, innovate with genres, humor and frivolity, all of which can be heard in this delightful first collaboration between Isabelle Faust and the musicians of Il Giardino Armonico conducted by Giovanni Antonini.

A different beauty here, a new way of hearing these deliciously Italianate masterpieces that doesn't so much replace what we know and love, as offer, in musical terms, a conceptual supplement. A remarkably
Read more refreshing collection, the sort that challenges previously held convictions, and a good thing that it does too. The recorded balance is excellent, keeping the soloist in focus while granting the orchestra plenty of presence.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in B flat major, K 207 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in B flat major, K 269 (261a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in D major, K 211 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
5.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in C major, K 373 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Written: 1781 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
7.
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Written: 1776 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Written: 1775 
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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