It is true that images have the power to keep a trace of the past. Gottfried von der Goltz and the Freiburger Barockorchestra prove with this recording that music too conceals the secret of the memory deep within. Though rarely played, much less recorded, Mozart’s youth symphonies bear the reminiscence of the child the composer used to be, as well as including the seeds of his future masterpieces.
With this album The Freiburger Barockorchester fulfil the portrait of the brilliant composer, whose influences lie in these symphonies and contredanses, as well as his musical tastes: from the G minor tonality that we hear in the Symphony K. 22 to the aria Non piu andrai that can be heard in the first Contredanse - the music of theRead more young Mozart echoes to the elder.
Conducted by Gottfried von der Goltz, expert of the repertoire, the orchestra offers a genuine performance and interpretation, delivering the last piece of the Mozart puzzle.
These performances of Mozart’s first five symphonies, written in London and the Hague between 1764 and 1766, tell of a little boy having huge fun as he explores his powers.Von der Goltz and his Freiburg forces play scintillatingly.