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Mozart: Wind Concertos / Müllejans, Freiburg Barockorchester


Release Date: 09/11/2007 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 901946   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Theunis Van der ZwartKatharina ArfkenDonna Agrell
Conductor:  Petra Müllejans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After a first recording exploring the spirit of the 'symphonie concertante', the Freiburger Barockorchester presents the second installment of its trilogy devoted to the concertos of Mozart. Performance on period instruments is all the more revealing here in that wind instruments were then undergoing an era of rapid development. Constantly pushing forward the frontiers of technique and expressiveness, these works also offer us a truculent portrait of the composer's close rapport with his soloists. After a first recording exploring the spirit of the 'symphonie concertante', the Freiburger Barockorchester presents the second installment of its trilogy devoted to the concertos of Mozart. Performance on period instruments is all the more revealing here in that wind instruments were then undergoing an era of rapid development. Constantly pushing forward the frontiers of technique and expressiveness, these works also offer us a truculent portrait of the composer's close rapport with his soloists. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Theunis Van der Zwart (French Horn)
Conductor:  Petra Müllejans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K 412 (386b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Theunis Van der Zwart (French Horn)
Conductor:  Petra Müllejans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Oboe in C major, K 314 (285d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Katharina Arfken (Oboe)
Conductor:  Petra Müllejans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
4.
Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Donna Agrell (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Petra Müllejans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 

Sound Samples

Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-Flat Major, K. 495: I. Allegro moderato
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-Flat Major, K. 495: II. Romanza. Andante
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-Flat Major, K. 495: III. Rondo. Allegro vivace
Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314 [285d]: I. Allegro aperto
Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314 [285d]: II. Adagio ma non troppo
Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314 [285d]: III. Allegro
Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major, K.191 [186e]: I. Allegro
Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major, K.191 [186e]: II. Andante ma Adagio
Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major, K.191 [186e]: III. Rondo. Tempo di menuetto
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major [386b]: I. Allegro K.412
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major [386b]: II. Rondo. Allegro (F.X. Süßmayr SWV 502)
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major [386b]: II. Rondo. Allegro (reconstitution Torsten Johann)

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