Violin And Horn Concertos

Artist: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060294540175
Cat No: M2CD017

£5.99

Unlike his operas, symphonies and piano concertos, which span his creative life, Mozart’s five violin concertos were written over a mere two years – the three which appear here were all written in Salzburg in1775. Mozart’s father Leopold was an excellent violinist who held a high position as director of the court and cathedral orchestra of the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. The opening of the Violin Concerto No.3 is a ritornello which Mozart “borrowed” from his pastoral opera-serenata Il Rè Pastore written in the same year. You might have thought that, having broken the mould with his third violin concerto, Mozart would have stuck to something of the same formula when, shortly afterwards, he sat down to compose his Violin Concerto No.4 . No such thing. The vigorous opening soon moves into a contrasting mood but there is a brief return to the opening material before we hear the soloist, soaring above the orchestra. If, as is likely, Mozart performed the concerto himself, we get a hint of what a fine player he must have been in terms of both expressivity and virtuosity.

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CD 1

Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216
1. I Allegro
2. II Adagio
3. III Rondeau (Allegro-Andante-Allegretto)
Yehudi Menhuin with the Bath Festival Orchestra

Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218
4. I Allegro
5. II Andante cantabile
6. III Rondeau (Andante grazioso- Allegro ma non troppo)
Yehudi Menhuin with the Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by John Pritchard

Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in D, K.219 (Start)
7. I Allegro aperto
8. II Adagio
Yehudi Menhuin with the Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by John Pritchard

CD 2

Mozart:Violin Concerto No.5 in D, K.219 (Concl)
1. III Tempo di Menuetto – Allegro
Yehudi Menhuin with the Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by John Pritchard

Mozart:Horn Concerto No.1 in D major, K.412
2. I Allegro
3. II Rondo (Allegro)

Mozart:Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat major, K.417
4. I Allegro maestoso
5. II Andante
6. III Rondo

Mozart:Horn Concerto No.3 in E flat major, K.447
7. I Allegro
8. II Romanza (Larghetto)
9. III Allegro

Mozart:Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat major, K.495
10.I Allegro moderato
11.II Romanza (Andante)
12.III Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Dennis Brain with the Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Herbert von Karajan