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Mozart: Horn Concertos No 1-4 / Tuckwell, English CO


Release Date: 06/03/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 410284   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These four concertos, taken from Tuckwell's entertaining three-record set of Mozart's works for horn, have an obvious attraction to one of the same name and I found the LPs deliciously performed and ideally recorded. Sample the popular Rondos in Nos. 2 and 4. This CD provides near identical sound—which is as it should be—although the quieter background lets one hear the valve gear now and again and there is a faint low hum from something I can't pin-point in the Henry Wood Hall. Lionel Salter's notes are a fount of information.

-- Gramophone [11/1984]
These four concertos, taken from Tuckwell's entertaining three-record set of Mozart's works for horn, have an obvious attraction to one of the same name and I found the LPs deliciously performed and ideally recorded. Sample the popular Rondos in Nos. 2 and 4. This CD provides near identical sound—which is as it should be—although the quieter background lets one hear the valve gear now and again and there is a faint low hum from something I can't pin-point in the Henry Wood Hall. Lionel Salter's notes are a fount of information.

-- Gramophone [11/1984]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K 412 (386b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber 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:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 Your Money's Worth, And Then Some! July 23, 2013 By Richard Buckley (Oakmont, PA) See All My Reviews "As I've said before in some of my other reviews of these EMI bargain discs, I just don't know how they keep doing it! I have bought several, and I have been in awe of the artistry and sound of these recordings. Of course, this one couldn't miss. A legendary composer, A spectacular soloist, and the best chamber orchestra and Maestro in existence - what's not to like? I'm not a technical expert in any stretch of the imagination, but all I know is that I have heard these concertos many times before by various artists, and too often the sound has been far less than perfect. The horn solo parts have often had a bitter harshness to them that Mozart could not have foreseen. In this recording, the balance between the soloist and the accompaniment is perfect. I don't know if that is the result of Tuckwell's expertise, Mariner and the ASMF accompaniment or the recording technical expertise. I suspect that it is a combination of all of the above. In any case, this CD is spectacular and will afford you many hours of pure enjoyment." Report Abuse
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