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Mozart: Les trois dernieres symphonies / Herzog, Ensemble Appassionato


Release Date: 11/16/2018 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 5457  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Mathieu Herzog
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Appassionata Instrumental Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Naïve is particularly proud to release the first recording from the orchestra recently founded by conductor Mathieu Herzog: Ensemble Appassionato. A favorite composer for the orchestra, who other than Mozart to bear witness to the recording debut from this ensemble? An ensemble born under the most auspicious circumstances, full of members from France’s major string quartets. The last three symphonies, a triptych as monumental as it is mysterious - we know almost nothing about the circumstances surrounding their composition - are probably the works that best symbolize the projects thus far of Mathieu Herzog and the Ensemble Appassionato. Their fresh vision, modern and chamber-like, plus a multitude of eclectic repertoire. A vision Read more galvanized by the desire to share music with everyone. Listening to this recording nourished with as much passion and ambition as respect and humility, a more human and personified Mozart appears before us, more luminous than ever. Clear timbres, instrumental cohesion, balance, well-rounded characters, full-bodied tempi ... Mathieu Herzog demonstrates here a vision and an inherent know-how, placing him immediately in the pantheon of great conductors.

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REVIEW:

At root, these are modern-instrument performances that digest the historical discoveries of our time and offer a full-bodied chamber presentation. These three performances are, in their own ways, individual, minutely considered and thus, perhaps inevitably, not to every taste. The ensemble sound, however, is one of the glories of this set. As chamber players and therefore soloists in their own rights, the contribution of each player is palpable.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Mathieu Herzog
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Appassionata Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Mathieu Herzog
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Appassionata Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Mathieu Herzog
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Appassionata Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 

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