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Marlboro Fest 40th Anniversary - Mozart: Serenade "Gran Partita"

Release Date: 07/01/1991 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 46248   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Yo-Yo MaAlexander Heller
Conductor:  Marcel Moyse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Marlboro Festival Orchestra members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The fortieth anniversary of the Marlboro Festival proceeds with the second installment of CD reissues, notably these wind-music recordings which have previously been available only by mail order. The Marcel Moyse-conducted Mozart serenade, under those circumstances, may not have come to the attention of many who would appreciate its special properties: striking leisurely main tempos, always taken with adequate bite and a delicious sense of loft; wind playing of relaxed mastery, if not always of the greatest intonational purity; a summery, humid ensemble tone quality. The recording was made in 1975 and was originally issued on Marlboro Recording Society LP MR-11, later on cassette MRSC-11. The sound pickup is closely and finely balanced. For Read more those who find one or another movements of every competing version taken a shade too fast for their taste, here is the obvious answer. Strongly recommended! Ma and Heller in the cello/bassoon duo sonata are a blindingly polished bonus, though they miss some of the humor.

-- John Wiser, FANFARE [1/1991] Read less

Works on This Recording

Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Marcel Moyse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Marlboro Festival Orchestra members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Venue:  Marlboro, Vermont 
Length: 51 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Duo for Bassoon and Cello in B flat major, K 292 (196c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Alexander Heller (Bassoon)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Venue:  Marlboro, Vermont 
Length: 14 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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