Mozart: Horn Concertos 1 - 4, Quintet K 452

Mozart: Horn Concertos 1 - 4, Quintet K 452

by Dennis Brain
     
 
It's only a matter of time until everyone in the world has a copy of Dennis Brain's 1954 recordings of Mozart's "Horn Concerto." And why shouldn't they? Witty, sweet, noble, and tender, the works themselves are the peak of the solo horn repertoire and Brain's performances are the living, breathing incarnation of the works. His tone is warm and

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It's only a matter of time until everyone in the world has a copy of Dennis Brain's 1954 recordings of Mozart's "Horn Concerto." And why shouldn't they? Witty, sweet, noble, and tender, the works themselves are the peak of the solo horn repertoire and Brain's performances are the living, breathing incarnation of the works. His tone is warm and strong. His intonation is without crack or blemish. His technique is fluent and effortless. His interpretations are as one with the music -- bucolic, heroic, naïve, urbane, and full of life and love. Accompanied by an obviously awestruck Herbert von Karajan leading the Philharmonia of London -- Brain's orchestra mates when he's not playing concertos -- and produced by the masterful and magisterial Walter Legge, Brain's performances are so beguiling, so charming, so enchanting that one hearing will be all it takes to convince any listener anywhere in the world that herein lies aural Elysium. The fillup of Mozart's "Quintet for piano and winds" played by Brain and the eponymous Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble in 1953 is easily at the same level, and its inclusion makes an otherwise only 54-minute-long disc a full-length 77 minutes.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2006
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
0094633860322
catalogNumber:
38603

Tracks

  1. Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, K. 412/514 (K. 386b)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Dennis Brain  - Herbert von Karajan  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  2. Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, K. 417  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Dennis Brain  - Herbert von Karajan  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  3. Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, K. 447  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Dennis Brain  - Herbert von Karajan  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  4. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Dennis Brain  - Herbert von Karajan  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  5. Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn & bassoon in E flat major, K. 452  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Dennis Brain  - Dennis Brain  - Cecil James  - Stephen Waters  - Colin Horsley  -  Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble

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