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Mozart: Horn Concertos / Timothy Brown, Iona Brown, Asmf


Release Date: 10/19/1999 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98316   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Timothy Brown
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The two Browns, Timothy and Iona, generally do this music proud. Of course, there have been numerous successful recordings of Mozart's four horn concertos--in fact, many more good ones that bad ones, starting with Dennis Brain's famous EMI versions. And if Timothy Brown doesn't erase memories of Brain, he's still an admirable exponent of the English school of horn-playing, one of the very few instrumental performance traditions of which the British are justly proud. The disc's several pluses include Iona Brown's excitingly propulsive accompaniments, the inclusion of an alternate finale to K. 412 completed by John Humphries as well as the Concert Rondo K. 371, and Hänssler's sonics, which are first rate. There's a lot of competition in this Read more music, but this disc is a contender in every way.

--David Hurwitz Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K 412 (386b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Timothy Brown (French Horn)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This performance includes an alternative Rondo reconstructed by John Humphries, in addition to the Rondo, K 514 completed by Franz Süssmayer. 
2. Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Timothy Brown (French Horn)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
3. Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Timothy Brown (French Horn)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784-1787; Vienna, Austria 
4. Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Timothy Brown (French Horn)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
5. Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major, K 371 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Timothy Brown (French Horn)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 

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