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Mozart: Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto No. 2; Bassoon Concerto

Mozart / Abbado / Orchestra Mozart Bologna
Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001831202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jacques ZoonAlessandro CarbonareGuilhaume Santana
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Mozart
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the year of his 80th birthday, Claudio Abbado and his superb orchestra continue their Mozart celebration with critically acclaimed solo concerto performances.

"The superb [bassoonist] Guilhaume Santana...with his wonderfully limpid, fluid tone [in K 191]" (orfeonellarete.it)

This third of a three album series of Mozart wind compositions puts Claudio Abbado's inimitable, refined stamp on this music of vigour, grace and beauty.

Reviewing the first album of this series, The Guardian wrote: "once again Abbado conducts with a wonderfully light touch."

Guilhaume Santanas bassoon mournfully and boisterous by turn exploits every interpretive possibility in Mozarts
Read more earliest surviving wind concerto, the Bassoon Concerto , K 191.

The arcadian chase that is the Flute Concerto No. 2, K 314 proves an exhilarating and easy conquest of perfection by flautist Jacques Zoon.

Clarinettist Alessandro Carbonare spins tonal majesty out of thin air in the reflective Concerto in A, K 622.

The Times wrote: "Abbado's remarkable metamorphosis into a born-again Mozartian is the most gratifying development of his late, precious Indian summer."
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute no 2 in D major, K 314 (285d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jacques Zoon (Flute)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alessandro Carbonare (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Guilhaume Santana (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 

Sound Samples

Clarinet Concerto In A, K.622: 1. Allegro
Clarinet Concerto In A, K.622: 2. Adagio
Clarinet Concerto In A, K.622: 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Flute Concerto No.2 In D, K.314: 1. Allegro aperto
Flute Concerto No.2 In D, K.314: 2. Andante ma non troppo
Flute Concerto No.2 In D, K.314: 3. Allegro
Bassoon Concerto In B Flat, K.191: 1. Allegro
Bassoon Concerto In B Flat, K.191: 2. Andante ma adagio
Bassoon Concerto In B Flat, K.191: 3. Rondo (Tempo di menuetto)

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