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Mozart: The Wind Concertos, Serenades
     

Mozart: The Wind Concertos, Serenades

by Karl Bohm
 
Given that most folks who love the music of Mozart will probably already have their favorite recordings of his wind concertos and his best-known serenades and divertimentos, why should they seek out this seven-disc collection? Because, even if they already have Dennis Brain's horn concertos or

Overview

Given that most folks who love the music of Mozart will probably already have their favorite recordings of his wind concertos and his best-known serenades and divertimentos, why should they seek out this seven-disc collection? Because, even if they already have Dennis Brain's horn concertos or Richard Stoltzman's clarinet concerto or James Galway's flute concertos, they still have to hear these performances of the same works by Günter Högner, Alfred Prinz, and Werner Tripp for three reasons. First, these players have the distinction of being the principal players from the world's greatest Mozart orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic; second, the accompaniment is provided by the same orchestra; and third, the conducting is provided by Karl Böhm, the Austrian said by some to be the greatest Mozart conductor of the middle years of the twentieth century. All this makes a difference -- a huge difference. Here, the tone, color, rhythm, phrasing, balances, indeed, everything about the performances is so wholly natural and wonderfully idiomatic that even the greatest wind virtuosos sound almost awkward by comparison. Even Böhm's performances of three big serenades with the Berlin Philharmonic sound so completely as one with the music that after them, it'll be hard to go back to even the finest performances by other players. Deutsche Grammophon's stereo sound is as good if not better than 90 percent of digital sound and these recordings are sonically fully competitive.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2006
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947752226
catalogNumber:
000718402
Rank:
117616

Tracks

  1. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
  2. Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313 (K. 285c)
  3. Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191 (K. 186e)
  4. Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c)
  5. Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314 (K. 285d)
  6. Serenade No. 11 for winds in E flat major, K. 375
  7. Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, K. 412/514 (K. 386b)
  8. Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, K. 417
  9. Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, K. 447
  10. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495
  11. Serenade No. 12 for winds in C minor ("Nacht Musique"), K. 388 (K. 384a)
  12. Sinfonia concertante for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon & orchestra in E flat major, K(3) 297b (K. Anh. C 14.01) (spurious)
  13. Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361 (K. 370a)
  14. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525
  15. Serenade No. 6 for orchestra in D major ("Serenata Notturna"), K. 239
  16. Serenade No. 9 for orchestra in D major ("Posthorn"), K. 320
  17. Serenade No. 7 for orchestra in D major ("Haffner"), K. 250 (K. 248b)
  18. Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music), for orchestra in C minor, K. 477 (K. 479a)
  19. Divertimento No. 3 for wind ensemble in E flat major, K. 166 (K. 159d)
  20. Divertimento No. 4 for wind ensemble in B flat major, K. 186 (K. 159b)
  21. Divertimento No. 8 for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons & 2 horns in F major, K. 213
  22. Divertimento No. 9 for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons & 2 horns in B flat major, K. 240
  23. Divertimento No. 13 for 2 oboes, 2 horns & 2 bassoons in F major, K. 253
  24. Divertimento No. 14 for 2 oboes, 2 horns & 2 bassoons in B flat major, K. 270

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Karl Bohm   Primary Artist

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