Mozart: Serenade No. 10

Mozart: Serenade No. 10

by H. Robert Reynolds
     
 
A very light, very sprightly, and very delightful performance of Mozart's "Gran Partita," this 2007 release by the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings under conductor H. Robert Reynolds will beguile anyone who already knows the work and enthrall anyone who doesn't. And everyone should know the work -- it is, by common agreement, the best woodwind

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A very light, very sprightly, and very delightful performance of Mozart's "Gran Partita," this 2007 release by the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings under conductor H. Robert Reynolds will beguile anyone who already knows the work and enthrall anyone who doesn't. And everyone should know the work -- it is, by common agreement, the best woodwind serenade ever composed: bigger, fuller, and deeper than Mozart's two other wind serenades and brighter, finer, and more profound than any other composer's wind serenades. And while there has never been any shortage of great "Gran Partita" recordings from Böhm, Davis, de Waart, Furtwängler, and Mackerras, plus a host of performer-led recordings, this disc is still something special. First, it has a wonderful plein air feeling -- the sense of space and place is palpable. Second, it features marvelously virtuosic playing -- the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings are first-rate instrumentalists with clear colors and agile techniques. Third, and most importantly, it sounds like the players are having a blast -- Reynolds' alert conducting elicits a quite exciting and even moving performance. Even in an already crowded field, this recording deserves to be heard by anyone and everyone who loves great music. Two more notes: Koch's on location in Michigan sound is clean enough but a bit tubby in the tuttis, and while the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings is the group's full name, the "Gran Partita" is actually a wind serenade, and thus, aside from a lone double bassist, the performances have no strings attached.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2007
Label:
Koch Int'l Classics
UPC:
0099923768722
catalogNumber:
7687

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Tracks

  1. Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361 (K. 370a)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

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