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Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, Concerto For Violin & Piano / Midori, Imai


Release Date: 06/26/2001 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 89488   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nobuko ImaiMidoriChristoph Eschenbach
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Of all the reconstructions prompted by the 1991 Mozart jamboree, Philip Wilby’s recreation of the Violin and Piano Concerto of 1778 was the most worthwhile. Wilby skilfully completed the 120-bar fragment of the first movement and took the slow movement and finale from the unusually brilliant, ‘public’ D major Violin Sonata, K306. There are problems – not least of dates – with Wilby’s thesis that the Sonata is the ‘last resting-place’ of the projected double concerto. But the three movements certainly make a satisfying entity. Midori and Eschenbach give an immensely polished reading, phrasing with unfailing subtlety and sophistication... In the violin and viola Sinfonia concertante...Midori’s playing is undeniably masterly, and by using the Read more scordatura tuning prescribed by Mozart, Imai now conjures a richer, throatier timbre from her viola. If your taste is for a powerful, Romantically moulded reading, then this could be for you.

-- Richard Wigmore, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nobuko Imai (Viola), Midori (Violin)
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Venue:  Rolf Liebermann Studio, NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 30 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin and Piano in D major, K Anh. 56 (315f) [Fragment] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano), Midori (Violin)
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Venue:  Rolf Liebermann Studio, NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 27 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Philip Wilby. 

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