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Mozart: Violin Concertos (Complete) / Carmignola


Release Date: 02/28/2006 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 92884   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Giuliano Carmignola
Conductor:  Carlo de Martini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Quartettone
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Is there really a crying need for another recording of Mozart's Violin Concertos? After all, the works have already had hundreds of recordings and the honor roll of the great recordings probably runs to the dozens. But, in fact, the answer is yes, not only is there room for another recording of Mozart's Violin Concertos, but, in truth, there must be more recordings of Mozart's Violin Concertos. Why? Because if there weren't, classical music would become what most people already think it is: a museum.

But as long as there are violinists around like Giuliano Carmignola, classical music will never be a museum for the dead because in his hands, Mozart's Concertos are brilliantly, vibrantly, irresistibly alive. Carmignola, who
Read more later signed with Sony and then Deutsche Gramophone after these recordings were made in 1997, is a violinist with a light bow, a warm tone, an impeccable intonation and a superlative technique, all of which are needed for Mozart's effervescent Concertos. But, best of all, Carmignola has an elegant way of turning a phrase and a graceful manner of expressing the inner life of the music. With the skilled if not especially characterful il Quartettone led by Carlo de Martini, Carmignola turns in performances of Mozart Concertos which while they might not challenge the greatest recordings ever made, certainly do reconfirm the life enhancing -- life affirming -- qualities of the music.

-- James Leonard
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in B flat major, K 207 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo de Martini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Quartettone
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
2.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in B flat major, K 269 (261a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo de Martini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Quartettone
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in D major, K 211 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo de Martini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Quartettone
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo de Martini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Quartettone
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
5.
Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo de Martini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Quartettone
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775 
6.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo de Martini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Quartettone
Written: 1775 
7.
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo de Martini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Quartettone
Written: 1776 
8.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in C major, K 373 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo de Martini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Quartettone
Written: 1781 

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