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Mozart, Vivaldi, Marcello, Strauss, Wolf / Schneider, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe


Release Date: 09/19/2006 
Label:  Coe Records Catalog #: 810   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAntonio VivaldiAlessandro MarcelloHugo Wolf,   ... 
Performer:  Matthew WilkieJonathan WilliamsDouglas BoydDiemut Poppen
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All three soloists play with appealing character - the music-making is consistently polished and it has all the features of warmth and direct communication that distinguish a live occasion.

One wonders how many collectors want to buy a collection of this kind; in effect a concert—recorded live. The music-making is consistently polished and it has all the features of warmth and direct communication that distinguish a live occasion, yet the programme is essentially arbitrary. The opening Mozart symphony is fresh and vital, the gentle melancholy of the slow movement nicely delineated. All three soloists play with appealing character. Matthew Wilkie, the bassoonist, has a particularly attractive timbre; the slightly
Read more dolorous mood of the Largo contrasts nicely with the geniality of the outer allegros. The Marcello Oboe Concerto is even more memorable; its Adagio with its limpid 'vocal' cantilena is played most beautifully by Douglas Boyd.

Wolf's Italian Serenade is surprisingly little recorded, a liltingly memorable piece, it is one of the highlights of the concert. The two Strauss waltzes have both affection and zest and no lack of rhythmic subtlety, but the hall's acoustics suit them less well than the rest of the programme: one would have liked a slightly more sumptuous effect. But in the other works the sound is admirable and the balance of the wind soloists is nicely judged. The effect is highly realistic; full, transparent and vivid.

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [4/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 25 in G minor, K 183 (173dB) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Written: 1773 
2.
Concerto for Bassoon in F major, RV 487 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Matthew Wilkie (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major, K 371 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jonathan Williams (French Horn)
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Oboe in D minor by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Douglas Boyd (Oboe)
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
5.
Italian Serenade for Orchestra by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Diemut Poppen (Viola)
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Vienna, Austria 
6.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 

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