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Mozart y Mambo / Willis


Release Date: 07/10/2020 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 578  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartDámaso Pérez PradoEdgar OliveroYuniet Lombida Prieto,   ... 
Performer:  Sarah WillisYuniet Lombida PrietoHarold Madrigal FríasJorge Aragón
Conductor:  José Antonio Méndez Padrón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Havana Lyceum OrchestraHavana HornsThe Sarahbanda
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sarah Willis is a tireless ambassador for her instrument, the horn, which she champions around the world. Already a horn player with the Berlin Philharmoniker, in 2014 she launched for the German television channel Deutsche Welle what was soon to become a famous programme, ‘Sarah’s Music’, a series of interviews with personalities ranging from Gustavo Dudamel to Wynton Marsalis, which presents music with warmth and in all its diversity. But Sarah’s other passion was born when she arrived in Cuba to give a masterclass. The music and musicians she met there had a huge impact on her. Since then she has gone back regularly, founding an ensemble, The Havana Horns, that originated in a flash mob filmed for ‘Sarah’s Music’. Now she has decided to Read more make an album combining the most famous of classical composers – ‘Mozart would have been a good Cuban’, a musician told her one day in front of a statue of the Austrian genius in the middle of Havana – and the local pride, the Cuban music that is everywhere on the island . . . With the Havana Lyceum Orchestra and its exuberant conductor Pepe Méndez, she presents Mozart works for horn and orchestra (the Concerto no.3 and the Rondo K371) alongside a Rondo alla Mambo inspired by another Mozart rondo, a Sarahnade Mambo, a Cuban Eine kleine Nachtmusik, and other treats. A number of famous local musicians take part in this recording, which also pays tribute to Cuban repertory, with the song Dos Gardenias para ti made famous by Ibrahim Ferrer and the Buena Vista Social Club. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major, K 370b [Fragment] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sarah Willis (Horn)
Conductor:  José Antonio Méndez Padrón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Havana Lyceum Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Mambo Jambo by Dámaso Pérez Prado
Performer:  Sarah Willis (Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Havana Horns
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: arr. for chamber ensemble as "Que rico el mambo!" by Joshua Davis 
3.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major, K 371 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sarah Willis (Horn)
Conductor:  José Antonio Méndez Padrón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Havana Lyceum Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sarahnade mambo (after Mozart's Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik") by Edgar Olivero
Performer:  Sarah Willis (Horn), Yuniet Lombida Prieto (Alto Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sarahbanda
5.
Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sarah Willis (Horn)
Conductor:  José Antonio Méndez Padrón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Havana Lyceum Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784-1787; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Rondo alla mambo (after Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major, K. 447: III. Allegro) by Yuniet Lombida Prieto
Performer:  Sarah Willis (Horn)
Conductor:  José Antonio Méndez Padrón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Havana Lyceum Orchestra
7.
Dos Gardenias by Isolina Carrillo
Performer:  Harold Madrigal Frías (Trumpet), Sarah Willis (Horn), Jorge Aragón (Piano)
Conductor:  José Antonio Méndez Padrón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Havana Lyceum Orchestra
Period: Modern 
8.
El Manísero by Moises Simons
Performer:  Harold Madrigal Frías (Trumpet), Sarah Willis (Horn), Jorge Aragón (Piano)
Conductor:  José Antonio Méndez Padrón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Havana Lyceum Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Cuba 

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