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Historic Mozart Recordings / Karajan, Brain, Et Al


Release Date: 03/28/2006 
Label:  Opus Kura   Catalog #: 7014   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dennis Brain
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraGuriller Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In less than two years it will be the 60th anniversary of the tragic death of Dennis Brain, whom many still consider the greatest French horn player of the past century. This CD release is Opus Kuraís careful, loving re-mastering of the famous Mozart Concerto recording which still stands as a benchmark for these works. The disc also contains his earlier, classic performance of the Quintet. Indeed, the best way to convey the importance of this CD is to quote the comments by annotator Satoru Aihara which we are certain you will agree with: ìThis recording of the Mozart Horn Concertos has received many eulogies, so there is no need to belabor the point. That this recording has been loved by everybody is clear with the fact the LP Read more or CD has been included in the record catalogs for half a century since its first issueÖeven fifty years since his death, Dennis Brain still exists, almost like God playing from an ethereal dimension. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K 412 (386b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dennis Brain (French Horn)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dennis Brain (French Horn)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dennis Brain (French Horn)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784-1787; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dennis Brain (French Horn)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Quintet for Horn, Violin, 2 Violas and Cello in E flat major, K 407 (386c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dennis Brain (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guriller Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 

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