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Mozart: Horn Concertos / Greer, Mcgegan, Philharmonia Baroque


Release Date: 03/13/2001 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 3957012   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lowell Greer
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

" Greer is a highly accomplished player of the natural horn... I find Greer's playing very musicianly: unusually graceful in the phrasing of the quick movements, with gentle, thoughtful playing in K417 and some lovely smooth and clear lines in K495, while the slow movements are all beautifully done—the Romance of K447 refined and graceful, that of K495 often truly poetic with happy details of timing. And there is no shortage of wit in the finales, or of high spirits. Greer improvises his cadenzas: in the first movement of K495 he does, rightly I think, simply a longish flourish, with no reference to the themes of the movement." -- Gramophone Magazine " Greer is a highly accomplished player of the natural horn... I find Greer's playing very musicianly: unusually graceful in the phrasing of the quick movements, with gentle, thoughtful playing in K417 and some lovely smooth and clear lines in K495, while the slow movements are all beautifully done—the Romance of K447 refined and graceful, that of K495 often truly poetic with happy details of timing. And there is no shortage of wit in the finales, or of high spirits. Greer improvises his cadenzas: in the first movement of K495 he does, rightly I think, simply a longish flourish, with no reference to the themes of the movement." -- Gramophone Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major, K 371 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lowell Greer (French Horn)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K 412 (386b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lowell Greer (French Horn)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lowell Greer (French Horn)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in D major, K 514 [Fragment] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lowell Greer (French Horn)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
5.
Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lowell Greer (French Horn)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784-1787; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lowell Greer (French Horn)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 

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