As a proven specialist in the Baroque repertory, Andrea Marcon approaches Mozart’s scores from the primary perspective of their historical background. But his micro-managerial approach to the music by no means precludes a wider structural overview. With his almost obsessive precision in terms of his phrasing and articulation, including a striking awareness of the significance of the rests, he allows the musical discourse to achieve a clarity that appeals to the listener with tremendous directness and immediacy. But this historical approach also allows Marcon to recognize the new as such and to make the listener, too, aware of its importance: “Although we may think we know these works very well, we can still hear in them things we’veRead more never heard before and that are quite literally unheard of.” This is undoubtedly also due to the way in which the various instruments are treated as individuals. Marcon’s aesthetic concept aims to achieve clarity, translucency and intelligibility, even in the work’s most filigree details. What emerges is not a homogenized sound but rather the opposite: the beauty of this recording lies in its physical and even rough-edged immediacy and directness.
Works on This Recording
Apollo et Hyacinthus, K 38: Overtureby Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Conductor:
La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Classical Written: 1767; Salzburg, Austria