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Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, Concerto / Iona Brown, Norwegian CO


Release Date: 01/27/2009 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10507   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Håvard GimseVebjorn AnvikLars Anders TomterIona Brown
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this much requested re-issue, Chandos presents the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra performing Mozart's Concerto for two pianos and Sinfonia concertante. Both these works were written in Salzburg. The Concerto for two pianos was intended for performance by Mozart and his sister. With his justly famous Sinfonia concertante, boundlessly energetic in the outer movements and including a slow movement of quite remarkable poignancy, Mozart achieved one of his finest orchestral works before arriving in Vienna. Under Iona Brown's direction the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra became one of the finest such orchestras in the world. Gramophone made this recording 'Critics' Choice' on its original release, describing it as bringing 'performances at once Read more scintillating and polished'. Classic CD wrote of the performances, 'Iona Brown has the full measure of these works' individuality and her direction, always alert to the implications of modulations, tempo and dynamic markings, is outstanding'. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Håvard Gimse (Piano), Vebjorn Anvik (Piano)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 23 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2. Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lars Anders Tomter (Viola), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 30 Minutes 14 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Concerto for 2 Pianos: I. Allegro
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola: III. Presto

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