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Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Winds; Flute & Harp Concerto / Abbado

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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major
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Notes & Reviews:

Having released three Pergolesi albums in 2010 and a Bach set in 2011, Maestro Abbado continues his devotion to 18th-century repertoire with three albums of Mozart's wondrous wind compositions. This second release includes the Sinfonia concertante in E flat, and the ever-popular Flute & Harp Concerto.

"Claudio Abbado's excellent Mozart series with his hand-picked Orchestra Mozart continues with this sunny album of concertos written during the 22-year-old composer's 1778 visit to Paris, where works for groups of soloists with orchestral backing were all the rage.... Abbado and company treat it with no less dedication than they would a mature masterpiece. Articulation, dynamics, interplay – all are bountifully illuminating. Orchestral tuttis sometimes feel restrained – Abbado's leash on his musicians is a little too tight at times – but the whole bubbles with bonhomie, thanks in no small degree to the solo quartet, who have bags of individual character and marvellous cohesion... Regardless of the fact that these concertos are not the composer's most sophisticated, Abbado's supreme affinity for Mozart ensures that these are some of the most satisfying and energising performances you will ever hear." -BBC

International Record Review
The present Mozart performances fulfill and even surpass my expectations. The rhythmic ensemble of the four soloists is well-nigh perfect, yet Abbado somehow 'wills' them into not making the works sound too effortless, so that their musical tension is maintained... DG, maestro Abbado and Orchestra Mozart, please continue!

bbc.co.uk
Abbado's supreme affinity for Mozart ensures that these are some of the most satisfying and energising performances you will ever hear.

Gramophone Magazine
With soloists from his own Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado here demonstrates formidably their virtuosity and sensitivity... The interweaving of soloists is a delight, with Letizia Belmondo on the harp. They are well balanced against the orchestra, so that the glorious melody in the slow movement comes out ravishingly... their crisp precision of ensemble speaks for itself.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 06/2008.



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d)
  • Performers: Guilhaume Santana (Bassoon); Alessio Allegrini (Horn); Alessandro Carbonare (Clarinet); Lucas Navarro (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Orchestra Mozart
  • Notes: Composition written: 1778.
  • Running Time: 28 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major
  • Performers: Jacques Zoon (Flute); Letizia Belmondo (Harp)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Orchestra Mozart
  • Running Time: 25 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778