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Mozart: Wind Concertos / Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

Release Date: 01/17/2006 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186079   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jacob SlagterEmily BeynonGustavo NunezAlexei Ogrintchouk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

R E V I E W S:

PentaTone lists no conductor for this program, but does list the concertmaster, Henk Rubingh, who we may assume is in charge of the ensemble. All players are also members of the celebrated Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam; the soloists are principals. The performances are stylish and idiomatic, while employing modern instruments. Sound in SACD mode is warm and accurate, with notable spaciousness and savory timbres, especially in the solos. The disc also sounds fine played on a conventional stereo system.

For those Read more who are not Mozart specialists—of course, everyone should be—the selection of concertos should prove especially pleasing. Mozart’s late and wonderful Clarinet Concerto, K 622, is not included, but we hope everyone has a fine recording or two of that already. Mozart’s delightful First Horn Concerto is brief, having two delightful fast movements, but no intervening andante or adagio. In this performance, it takes less than nine minutes. The remaining three concertos follow the conventional fast-slow-fast pattern, with Mozart’s unfailing invention offering something to delight the ears on every page. On all counts—music, performance, sound, and annotation—this is an excellent CD.

FANFARE: Robert McColley
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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Horn no 1 in D major, K 412 (386b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jacob Slagter (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Concerto for Flute no 1 in G major, K 313 (285c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Emily Beynon (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gustavo Nunez (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Concerto for Oboe in C major, K 314 (285d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alexei Ogrintchouk (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Great...BUT May 20, 2012 By Richard H. (Glendale, AZ) See All My Reviews "The monumental clarinet concerto is sorely missed here. Mr. McColley's rationale that 'you should already have that one' doesn't cut it. How can there be a CD of the Mozart wind concertos that leaves out K622? Well, now we have one. Indeed the recordings and performances are all top notch. I think the Oboe concerto compares favorably to the clarinet concerto and oboist Alexie Ogrinchouk does it beautifully. If you don't mind switching to the recording 'you already have' to hear the clarinet concerto then this is for you." Report Abuse
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