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Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, Etc / Prantl, Klöcker, Et Al


Release Date: 11/28/2000 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm) Gold Catalog #: 3011000   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Karl-Otto HartmannDieter KlöckerJan SchroederMi-Young Chon
Conductor:  Pavel Prantl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


A cursory glance at the headnote might give a misleading impression: this is not the familiar Mozart clarinet concerto in A K. 622, but rather an altogether different concerto for oboe (or clarinet) attributed to Mozart, published in 1899. Historical sources point toward likely authorship by an Eastern European composer, one who, as indicated by the solo writing, was more skilled with the clarinet than the oboe. Despite the uncertain pedigree, this remains a well-written and musically pleasing work of such quality that it's not difficult to understand its Mozartean attribution. Actually, I find more it inventive and engaging than the "real" Mozart concerto, especially in this lively
Read more performance by Dieter Klöcher. Klöcher does a star turn as well in the Variations for Clarinet & Orchestra after KV 382, spinning out notes in the showcase solo part with astonishing ease and buoyancy.


The big work here is the Sinfonia Concertante K. 297, one of Mozart's finest orchestral compositions. Creating an air of expectancy in the long introduction, the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra wonderfully prepares us for the entrance of the four soloists, who take center stage with thrilling virtuosity and joyful abandon. (I must confess, however, that my more Romantic tastes have me preferring the plush sonic red carpet laid out by the Berlin Philharmonic strings under Karl Böhm in their rendition for Deutsche Grammophon). MDG provides a recording that defines high fidelity--spatially true with clear balances and realistic dynamics.
--Victor Carr Jr., ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sinfonia concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn in E flat major, K C14.01 (K Anh 9) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Karl-Otto Hartmann (Bassoon), Dieter Klöcker (Clarinet), Jan Schroeder (French Horn),
Mi-Young Chon (Oboe)
Conductor:  Pavel Prantl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 29 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2. Variations (6) for Clarinet and Orchestra in F major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dieter Klöcker (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Pavel Prantl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 11 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Clarinet in E flat major, K C14.06 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dieter Klöcker (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Pavel Prantl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 19 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Attributed to Mozart. 

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