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Mozart: Colloredo Serenade, K 203, Etc / Janiczek, Scottish Co


Release Date: 11/01/2008 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 320   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

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MOZART Serenade in D, K 237: March. Serenade, K 203, “Colloredo.” Divertimento, K 251 Alexander Janiczek (vn, cond); Scottish CO LINN 320 Read more (Hybrid multichannel SACD: 64:05)


Mozart wrote a lot of serenades and divertimentos, sometimes so many that I think the mere listing of them discourages acquaintance. But there is some wonderful music in these “lesser” pieces, and sometimes even famous melodies (or at least familiar catchy ones) make their appearance fooling the informal listener caught unawares. The nickname of K 203 should alert even the most casually inclined Mozart-lover that the origin of this work had to involve the composer’s patron and rather despotic boss (if we are to believe Mozart), and indeed it might have been written to celebrate the name day of the rather regal Prince-Archbishop whose festivities occurred on September 30. This is not music that demands concentrated attendance; it is rather music designed to entertain and please, with pleasant melodies and non-ambitious demands for outdoor or noisy indoor occasions, though no doubt especial attention was always accorded the not infrequent gorgeous solo violin parts.


The Divertimento has some substantial differences in scale, K 251 being a much shorter work that is far more orchestral in character, even though there remain many solo parts. Here, though, we are given a treat in the first movement’s strangely odd and strictly Mozartian melodic sequences that would later play such an important part in his mature symphonic works. This is a sincerely sunny work of great entertainment value, now as well as then, and cannot fail to put a smile on the face of any music-lover. It was probably intended as a gift for the name day of Mozart’s sister Nannerl, as he had made presents like this before.


The SCO plays with real authority in this music—they have earned that reputation over the last 20 years—and Linn’s surround sound is blessedly vibrant and elegantly managed over the listening space. You can’t go wrong with this if you are in the market.


FANFARE: Steven E. Ritter
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Works on This Recording

1.
March in D major, K 237 (189c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2.
Serenade no 4 in D major, K 203 (189b): 1st movement, Andante mastoso-Allegro assai by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3.
Serenade no 4 in D major, K 203 (189b): 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
4.
Serenade no 4 in D major, K 203 (189b): 3rd movement, Menuetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5.
Serenade no 4 in D major, K 203 (189b): 4th movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
6.
Serenade no 4 in D major, K 203 (189b): 5th movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7.
Serenade no 4 in D major, K 203 (189b): 6th movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
8.
Serenade no 4 in D major, K 203 (189b): 7th movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
9.
Serenade no 4 in D major, K 203 (189b): 8th movement, Prestissimo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
10.
Divertimento for Oboe, 2 Horns and Strings no 11 in D major, K 251: 1st movement, Molto allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
11.
Divertimento for Oboe, 2 Horns and Strings no 11 in D major, K 251: 2nd movement, Menuetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
12.
Divertimento for Oboe, 2 Horns and Strings no 11 in D major, K 251: 3rd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
13.
Divertimento for Oboe, 2 Horns and Strings no 11 in D major, K 251: 4th movement,, Tema con variazio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
14.
Divertimento for Oboe, 2 Horns and Strings no 11 in D major, K 251: 5th movement, Allegro assai "Ron by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
15.
Divertimento for Oboe, 2 Horns and Strings no 11 in D major, K 251: 6th movement, Marcia Francese by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
16.
Serenade no 4 in D major, K 203 (189b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
17.
Divertimento for Oboe, 2 Horns and Strings no 11 in D major, K 251 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alexander Janiczek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 

Sound Samples

March in D major, K. 237
Serenade No. 4 in D major, K. 203: I. Andante maestoso - Allegro assai
Serenade No. 4 in D major, K. 203: II. Andante
Serenade No. 4 in D major, K. 203: III. Menuetto
Serenade No. 4 in D major, K. 203: IV. Allegro
Serenade No. 4 in D major, K. 203: V. Menuetto
Serenade No. 4 in D major, K. 203: VI. Andante
Serenade No. 4 in D major, K. 203: VII. Menuetto
Serenade No. 4 in D major, K. 203: VIII. Prestissimo
Divertimento No. 11 in D major, K. 251 (arr. for orchestra): I. Allegro molto
Divertimento No. 11 in D major, K. 251 (arr. for orchestra): II. Menuetto
Divertimento No. 11 in D major, K. 251 (arr. for orchestra): III. Andantino
Divertimento No. 11 in D major, K. 251 (arr. for orchestra): IV. Menuetto: Theme and variations
Divertimento No. 11 in D major, K. 251 (arr. for orchestra): V. Rondo: Allegro assai
Divertimento No. 11 in D major, K. 251 (arr. for orchestra): VI. Marcia alla francese

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