- Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551
- Symphony No. 35 in D major ("Haffner"), K. 385
- Symphony No. 36 in C major ("Linz"), K. 425
In addition to his skillful arrangements of Mozart's piano concertos for flute, violin, cello, and piano, Johann Nepomuk Hummel also transcribed some of the symphonies, of which the "Symphony No. 35 in D major, Haffner," the "Symphony No. 36 in C major, Linz," and the "Symphony No. 41 in C major, Jupiter," are presented on this 2015 Naxos release. Hummel knew Mozart personally, having lodged with him for two years as a child, so he had first-hand knowledge of the master's musical practices and was well-equipped later in life to produce these exquisite chamber versions, which undoubtedly contributed to the works' wider popularity. Making only minor changes of articulation and ornamentation, according to early 19th century practices, Hummel was faithful to Mozart's harmonies and counterpoint, and the effectiveness of these pieces as chamber music is due entirely to Hummel's judicious adjustments. The ensemble of flutist Uwe Grodd, violinist Friedemann Eichhorn, cellist Martin Rummel, and pianist Roland Krüger plays with a real sense of give and take, so the musical exchanges have the intimate, conversational tone of chamber music, instead of the public directness of the orchestral originals. The recording at Schloss Weinberg is quite vibrant and resonant, so some volume adjustments may be necessary to find a comfortable level.