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Philips 50 - Mozart: Horn And Oboe Concertos / Civil, Et Al


Release Date: 10/30/2001 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 464717   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alan CivilNeil Black
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 21 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The British horn player Alan Civil makes a lithe and pleasing soloist in his performances of the Mozart concertos with Neville Marriner and the ASMF, in recordings made in 1971. The filler, Neil Black's equally attractive and accomplished performance of the oboe concerto, was made a year later. Both artists contribute cadenzas of their own, and the orchestral support from Marriner and his team leaves almost nothing to be desired. Civil was an agile player; his excellent control and warm tone ensures that these are always generous and engaging readings. The "hunting" rondo finales especially have great spirit and flair, but the accompaniments also are carefully modulated in the delicate and reflective slow movements, allowing Civil Read more considerable expressive freedom. You're unlikely to hear much better performances than these, especially at the price, but one especially fine and very superior budget offering from Michael Thompson (who also directs the Bournemouth Sinfonietta) on Naxos is well worth considering if you need Mozart's complete horn works (including fragments and reconstructions) on one CD.

--Michael Jameson, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K 412 (386b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alan Civil (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 4 in E flat major, K 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alan Civil (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alan Civil (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 2 in E flat major, K 417 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alan Civil (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major, K 371 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alan Civil (French Horn)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Concerto for Oboe in C major, K 314 (285d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Neil Black (Oboe)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 

Sound Samples

Horn Concerto No.1 in D, K.386b (K.412 & 514): 1. (Allegro) K.412
Horn Concerto No.1 in D, K.386b (K.412 & 514): 2. Allegro K.514
Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495: 1. Allegro moderato
Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495: 2. Romanza (Andante)
Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat, K.495: 3. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat, K.371 - Completed by Alan Civil
Horn Concerto No.3 in E flat, K.447: 1. Allegro
Horn Concerto No.3 in E flat, K.447: 2. Romanze (Larghetto)
Horn Concerto No.3 in E flat, K.447: 3. Allegro
Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417: 1. Allegro maestoso
Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417: 2. Andante
Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417: 3. Rondo
Oboe Concerto in C, K.314: 1. Allegro aperto
Oboe Concerto in C, K.314: 2. Adagio non troppo
Oboe Concerto in C, K.314: 3. Rondo (Allegretto)

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