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Mozart: The 5 Violin Concertos / Christian Tetzlaff, Et Al


Release Date: 01/12/2010 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 45214   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff
Conductor:  Christian Tetzlaff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mozart wrote all his five violin concertos in 1775, when he was 19, probably for the later Konzertmeister (leader) of the Salzburg orchestra, Antonio Brunetti. Mozart himself also performed them. The music is characterised by immense vitality and brilliance in the outer movements (of which the most famous is the ‘Turkish’ finale of No. 5), balanced by ravishingly beautiful slow movements.

This disc also includes all Mozart’s single movements for violin and orchestra. The Rondo in C, K373, is from the Vienna period and was played by Brunetti in a concert for Archbishop Colloredo’s father, Prince Rudolph Joseph. Brunetti found the slow movement of No. 5 not to his taste and asked Mozart to write another, which he did (Adagio in
Read more E, K261, 1776), whereas the Rondo in B flat (K269) is considered to be a substitute finale for Concerto No. 1, K207.

Unless you absolutely insist on a period orchestra and soloist, this new set is to be recommended totally. Using a Stradivari violin from 1713, the young German violinist Christian Tetzlaff gives sensitive and (as the mood requires) brilliant performances. His intonation is impeccable, his bowing technique beyond reproach, and he leads the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie with zest and precision. The recording is superb: by any standards a memorable set. Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)


-- HC Robbins Landon, BBC Music Magazine

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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:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Tetzlaff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in D major, K 211 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Tetzlaff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany 
Length: 18 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Tetzlaff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany 
Length: 21 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in C major, K 373 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Tetzlaff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Written: 1781 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Tetzlaff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany 
Length: 22 Minutes 16 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Tetzlaff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Written: 1775 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany 
Length: 28 Minutes 14 Secs. 
7.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in B flat major, K 269 (261a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Tetzlaff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8.
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Tetzlaff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Written: 1776 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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