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Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 4; Rondo, K. 373; Adagio, K. 261 / Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 1 in B flat major, K 207
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Rondo for Flute and Strings in D major, K Anh. 184 (373)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin in D major, K 271a (271i)
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Today when Frank Peter Zimmermann says that Mozart has always been easy for him, he needs only call to mind his debut concert at the age of ten - when he played Mozart's G major Concerto K. 216; or when, some 30 years ago, as a fresh 20-year-old, the same FPZ made his first recording of the five concertos for EMI; and then if one factors in that over the years that each of these Mozart works has passed through his hands nearly 300 times in concert, then one can begin to appreciate the intense physical and spiritual experience that Frank Peter Zimmermann brings to these new recordings. One will immediately hear on this CD the experience that a master can bring to these works, because no one else plays these works with the same incredible, almost balletic, weightless elegance and rich tone, reaching a degree of intimacy, without any obstacle between the performer and the listener, as does Frank Peter Zimmermann. Mozart's every wish is perfectly fulfilled! The Chamber Orchestra of the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian broadcasting company serves both masters admirably.

BBC Music Magazine, April 2015
Zimmermann's CD is well recorded and sometimes historically informed in its orchestral textures...And he always gives the music detail and direction, though the slow movements are more cushioned, and the faster ones don't have quite the necessary zing.

MusicWeb International, June 2015
What is it...that makes this CD special? The answer lies in its continuous engagement with the music and enjoyment in conveying all its twists and turns.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
The clean, clear recorded sound complements the performances. The soloist is nicely integrated with the ensemble, and there's a convincing sense of a real orchestra playing in a real space, with just enough hall ambiance to sound natural and open. I'm betting a second disc is on the way, with Concertos 2 and 5 plus the other Rondo in B-flat. I will welcome it with open arms.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Herkulessaal der Residenz, München (03/06/2014-03/08/2014).



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 1 in B flat major, K 207
  • Performer: Frank Zimmermann (Violin)
  • Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, München (03/06/2014-03/08/2014)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261
  • Performer: Frank Zimmermann (Violin)
  • Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, München (03/06/2014-03/08/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1776

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Rondo for Flute and Strings in D major, K Anh. 184 (373)
  • Performer: Frank Zimmermann (Violin)
  • Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, München (03/06/2014-03/08/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1781

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216
  • Performer: Frank Zimmermann (Violin)
  • Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, München (03/06/2014-03/08/2014)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin in D major, K 271a (271i)
  • Performer: Frank Zimmermann (Violin)
  • Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, München (03/06/2014-03/08/2014)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775