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Mozart: Divertimento K. 334; Oboe Quartet K. 370 / Alexander Janiczek, violin

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : March for orchestra in D major, K. 445 (K. 320c)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 17 in D major, K 334
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major, K 370 (368b)
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Director and violinist Alexander Janiczek leads principal players from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in this beautifully intimate recording. Mozart's writing allows each player to shine and demonstrates the depth of talent within the ensemble, illustrating why this orchestra has had such extensive success with its previous Mozart recordings. Alexander Janiczek is a highly sought after director, soloist, guest leader and chamber musician who in addition to his appointment at the SCO, is a guest director of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Camerata Salzburg. The SCO has an impressive recording history including a Grammy-nominated set of Brahms Symphonies, winning the Orchestral category of the BBC Awards in 2009 and a 2012 ECHO Klassik Award for its Mozart recordings, in addition to much critical acclaim.

"The whole thing is beautifully played by Janiczek and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. They make an equally good job of the Divertimento K251, which is a more modest work with prominent instrumental solos, especially for the principal oboe, and ending with the statutory march." -The Guardian

Classic FM Magazine
Here Mozart's sparkling textures receive an affectionate spring clean that works wonders in clarifying his genius for musical interplay. Oboist Robin Williams leads a delightful performance of the Quartet that radiates charm during the buoyant outer movements. A fine coupling that captures Mozart's inestimable skill and irrepressible charm.

International Record Review
One of the best features about this performance is the attention to the exchanges between instruments... Robin Williams plays [the oboe part] very much in this spirit, also favouring rather quick tempos and light phrasing... Janiczek and the Scottish players treat [the Quartet] lightly, as entertainment music even if of the highest quality... An enjoyable, well-considered recording.

Gramophone Magazine
These musicians inflect the extremes as they do the nooks and crannies in between... Robin Williams adds his own voice, his tone plangent yet subtly faceted, his phrasing shaped to reflect the feeling he puts into his playing. The slow movement, also in D minor, is most emotive. You're unlikely to regret buying this exquisite disc.

BBC Music Magazine, May 2012
This highly enjoyable performance is directed from the first-violin chair by Alexander Janiczek, who spins a fine, lithe line, with minimal vibrato, articulating the phrasing with deft bowing. His lead is followed by his string colleagues, while the two horn players - on natural, valveless instruments - shift neatly between subdued background and fanfaring foreground.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stevenson Hall, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dra (08/02/2010-08/04/2010).



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : March for orchestra in D major, K. 445 (K. 320c)
  • Performer: Alexander Janiczek (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Janiczek
  • Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Stevenson Hall, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, UK (08/02/2010-08/04/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1779

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 17 in D major, K 334
  • Performer: Alexander Janiczek (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Janiczek
  • Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Stevenson Hall, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, UK (08/02/2010-08/04/2010)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major, K 370 (368b)
  • Performers: Jane Atkins (Viola); Alexander Janiczek (Violin); David Watkin (Cello); Robin Williams (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Alexander Janiczek
  • Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Stevenson Hall, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, UK (08/02/2010-08/04/2010)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1781