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Johanna Martzy plays Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 (rec. 1956/62) / Johanna Martzy, violin

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin in D major, K 271a (271i)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Though undoubtedly one of most important Hungarian musicians after the Second World War, and was counted among the great violinists of the fifties and early sixties, Johanna Martzy's star would soon fade from international memory and increasing become a name known only to connoisseurs. Even shorter than her international concert career - her final public concert took place in 1976 - was her career as a recording artist. Her first recordings were made at the beginning of the 50's, with some repertoire Deutsche Grammophon, and then in 1954, the 29 year old was signed exclusively to EMI. All of Johanna Martzy's recordings were taken off the market a few years after their release, which gave her a near legendary mystique and a very committed following of collectors. An EMI recording of Mozart's G Major Concerto was never published. Mozart's D Major Concerto, K. 218 was recorded with Eugen Jochum in the early 50s. Interestingly, in the present recording is not only a comparison with the commercial recordings, but also that the D Major Concerto, K. 218 (from 1956), and the G Major Concerto (from 1962) were made as a live recordings of a studio production. Johanna Martzy's Mozart displays not only technical perfection and a gloriously unfolding tone, but the consummate mastery of the bow in all its nuances, and a cultivated passion of expression.

BBC Music Magazine, June 2015
The rediscovery of Johanna Martzy continues with a radiant coupling of two Mozart concertos in which every note speaks with emotional authenticity.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Liederhalle Stuttgart (04/12/1962); Villa Berg (04/12/1962); Liederhalle Stuttgart (10/04/1956); Villa Berg (10/04/1956).



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin in D major, K 271a (271i)
  • Performer: Johanna Martzy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Hans Müller-Kray
  • Ensemble: SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart
  • Running Time: 24 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216
  • Performer: Johanna Martzy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Hans Müller-Kray
  • Running Time: 23 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775