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Mozart: Rondo & Horn Concertos / Koster, Weil, Tafelmusik


Release Date: 11/02/1993 
Label:  Sony Classical Vivarte Series Catalog #: 53369   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ab Koster
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...The concertos are taken almost in chronological order: K371, K417, then K447 preceding K495 although it is actually later, and lastly K412. Ab Koster is a very accomplished player on the natural horn, with a sure hand technique (needed to obtain the notes not in the harmonic series); the stopped notes are often very lightly coloured, though sometimes Koster uses hand stopping to emphasize a chromatic or unexpected note. He plays quite coolly, with occasional touches of wit (which Mozart often invites), with some delicacy of timing, and often gracefully—for example in the Romance of K447, the finest of the slow movements. I like, too, his broad phrasing in the first movement of that concerto; there is a pleasant spaciousness to his Read more playing throughout. He takes the high passages and the running semiquavers (for example in the K495 first movement) calmly in his stride. He supplies good cadenzas of his own; the one in K447 seems to take note of the resemblance between the secondary theme of the movement and that of the Piano Concerto, K467. Tafelmusik produce a pleasantly luminous string texture...

-- Stanley Sadie, Gramophone [2/1994]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Horn no 2 in E flat major, K 417 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ab Koster (French Horn)
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem, Netherland 
Length: 13 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Horn no 3 in E flat major, K 447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ab Koster (French Horn)
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784-1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem, Netherland 
Length: 16 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ab Koster (French Horn)
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Church, Haarlem, Netherland 
Length: 17 Minutes 22 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K 412 (386b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ab Koster (French Horn)
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 8 Minutes 57 Secs. 
5.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major, K 371 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ab Koster (French Horn)
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 

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