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Mozart: Horn Concertos 1-4 / Tuckwell, Marriner, ASMF


Release Date: 03/25/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 74967   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...there is no doubt that Tuckwell's second EMI recording, released in 1972, has the advantage of more modern sound, and characteristically elegant and graceful playing from Sir Neville and his ASMF. The Romanze of No. 3, K447 and the Andante of No. 4 K495 both have a glorious lyrical flow, Tuckwell's timbre is rich and yet the rondos are delectably pointed and spontaneous—there is an attractive accelerando at the coda of the finale of No. 2, K417. The Academy strings sound very fresh and dance beautifully in the allegros. The EMI collection also has the advantage of including the Concert Rondo and the Fragment, K494a, which ends in mid-air, as it were, and this reissue can be strongly recommended on all counts." - GRAMOPHONE "...there is no doubt that Tuckwell's second EMI recording, released in 1972, has the advantage of more modern sound, and characteristically elegant and graceful playing from Sir Neville and his ASMF. The Romanze of No. 3, K447 and the Andante of No. 4 K495 both have a glorious lyrical flow, Tuckwell's timbre is rich and yet the rondos are delectably pointed and spontaneous—there is an attractive accelerando at the coda of the finale of No. 2, K417. The Academy strings sound very fresh and dance beautifully in the allegros. The EMI collection also has the advantage of including the Concert Rondo and the Fragment, K494a, which ends in mid-air, as it were, and this reissue can be strongly recommended on all counts." - GRAMOPHONE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K 412 (386b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784-1787; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Allegro for Horn and Orchestra in E major, K Anh 98a (494a) [Fragment] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
6.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major, K 371 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 A must buy! December 6, 2013 By Charles R. Babin (Fredericton, NB) See All My Reviews "You can't miss with Neville Marriner and St. Martin in the Fields plus Barry Tuckwell. This is truly an enjoyable album!" Report Abuse
 Your Money's Worth, And Then Some! September 3, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "As I've said before in some of my other reviews of these EMI bargain discs, I just don't know how they keep doing it! I have bought several, and I have been in awe of the artistry and sound of these recordings. Of course, this one couldn't miss. A legendary composer, A spectacular soloist, and the best chamber orchestra and Maestro in existence - what's not to like? I'm not a technical expert in any stretch of the imagination, but all I know is that I have heard these concertos many times before by various artists, and too often the sound has been far less than perfect. The horn solo parts have often had a bitter harshness to them that Mozart could not have foreseen. In this recording, the balance between the soloist and the accompaniment is perfect. I don't know if that is the result of Tuckwell's expertise, Mariner and the ASMF accompaniment or the recording technical expertise. I suspect that it is a combination of all of the above. In any case, this CD is spectacular and will afford you many hours of pure enjoyment." Report Abuse
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