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The Mozart Collection / Bernardini, Zefiro


Release Date: 10/09/2020 
Label:  Arcana   Catalog #: 204  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Wind ensembles saw an interesting development throughout the eighteenth century, both in their scoring and in their function, from musique de table to Harmonie. Mozart, who appreciated all the wind instruments of his time and gave them important roles in his orchestral and chamber music, including writing solo concertos for most of them, also composed important works for wind ensembles. His early divertimenti for six wind instruments were written in Salzburg between 1775 and 1777, mostly to entertain at outdoor banquets. The two serenades for wind octet K375 and K388/384a, composed in Vienna in 1781 and 1782 respectively, coincide with the foundation of the Kaiserliche Königliche Harmonie by Joseph II of Austria, which originated a Read more widespread trend in the Empire and elsewhere. The function of such ensembles was mainly that of playing arrangements of famous opera tunes in the palace. The most sublime example of Harmoniemusik, however, is to be found in the Serenade K361/370a, the so called ‘Gran Partita’, written between 1781 and 1784: this is the most expansive of Mozart's works for wind in duration and scoring. Award-winning ensemble ZEFIRO brings together the world’s leading specialists in performance on historical wind instruments and has gained a reputation in its thirty years of activity for lively, eloquent and expressive renderings of Mozart’s music. This six-album set assembles for the first time its complete Mozart recordings, some of which are now considered as milestones in the discography. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Divertimento for 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns no 8 in F major, K 213 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
2.
Divertimento for 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns no 9 in B flat major, K 240 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
3.
Divertimento for 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns no 12 in E flat major, K 252 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
4.
Divertimento for 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns no 13 in F major, K 253 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
5.
Divertimento for 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns no 14 in B flat major, K 270 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
6.
Serenade for Winds no 11 in E flat major, K 375 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Divertimento for Winds no 4 in B flat major, K 186 (159b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
8.
Serenade for Winds no 12 in C minor, K 388 (384a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Divertimento for 10 Winds no 3 in E flat major, K 166 (159d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
11.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
13.
Cosě fan tutte, K 588: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Divertimento for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, 4 Horns and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
15.
March in D major, K 290 (167AB) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
16.
Divertimento for 2 Horns, Bassoon and Strings no 7 in D major, K 205 (167A) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
17.
Divertimento for Oboe, 2 Horns and Strings no 11 in D major, K 251 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
18.
Concerto for Oboe in C major, K 314 (285d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
19.
Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
20.
Concertone for 2 Violins in C major, K 190 (186E) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zefiro
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 

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