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Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, Violin Concerto No 1 / Kremer, Kashkashian


Release Date: 12/04/2014 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 413461   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gidon KremerKim Kashkashian
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gidon Kremer is a most musicianly violinist with reliable technique and a lovely tone quality, as does Kim Kashkashian. The result is a most enjoyable performance.

Gidon Kremer is a most musicianly violinist with unobtrusively reliable technique and a lovely tone quality which doubtless owes much to his instrument. It would be unreasonable to expect Kim Kashkashian (a new name to me) to have quite such assured control over her bowing, but she too has admirable musicianship and technique, and a lovely instrument. The result is a most enjoyable performance. Harnoncourt gets some good clean playing from the orchestra and is not averse to a few baroque conventions; for instance, he double-dots bar 2 and similar bars
Read more elsewhere. But he allows the occasional inconsistency where his soloists' appoggiaturas are concerned; which need worry no one. The B flat Violin Concerto usually receives less praise than the others but in this performance it sounds a lovely work. The high horn parts in the first four bars are pleasingly robust, and it is a pity that Mozart never allows the players to let rip again. In passing, let me say that Kremer is already recording the other Mozarts.

-- Gramophone [12/1984]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in B flat major, K 207 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
2.
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 

Sound Samples

Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat, K.364: 1. Allegro maestoso
Sinfonia concertante For Violin, Viola And Orchestra In E Flat, K.364: 2. Andante
Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat, K.364: 3. Presto
Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - Cadenzas: Robert D. Levin (1983): Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - Cadenzas: Robert D. Levin (1983): Adagio
Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - Cadenzas: Robert D. Levin (1983): Presto

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