Mozart: Cassations KV 63 & 99; Divertimento KV 205

Mozart: Cassations KV 63 & 99; Divertimento KV 205

by Sigiswald Kuijken

SACD(Super Audio CD)


Recorded in October 2006 while concertmaster and conductor Sigiswald Kuijken and La Petite Bande were in the midst of recording a liturgical year's worth of Lutheran church cantatas by Bach, this disc of two youthful "Cassations" and a "Divertimento" by Mozart shows the width of Kuijken's repertoire, the breadth of his sympathies, and the depth of his humanity. With a bright tone, buoyant tempos, piquant intonation, effortless ensemble, and relaxed virtuosity, the 12 musicians of La Petite Bande play together with exactly the kind of elegant brilliance and elevated intelligence the music requires. Under Kuijken's hands, these works, composed by the teenage Mozart, sound fresh, witty, tender, and altogether endearing. As delightful an addition to any Mozart shelf as it would be a welcome relief from the spiritual rigors of Bach's cantatas, this disc will please just about every classical enthusiast, especially in Accent's clear, deep 2006 digital sound.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2007
Label: Accent Records
UPC: 4015023241879
catalogNumber: 24187
Rank: 217599


  1. Cassation for orchestra in G major, K. 63
  2. March for orchestra in D major, K. 189 (K. 167b)
  3. Divertimento No. 7 for 2 horns, bassoon & strings in D major, K. 205 (K. 167A)
  4. Cassation for orchestra in B flat major, K. 99 (K. 63a)

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