Having released three Pergolesi albums in 2010 and a Bach set in 2011, Maestro Abbado continues his devotion to 18th-century repertoire with three albums of Mozart’s wondrous wind compositions. This second release includes the Sinfonia concertante in E flat, and the ever-popular Flute & Harp Concerto.
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante In E Flat, K 297B - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante In E Flat, K 297B - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante In E Flat, K 297B - 3. Andantino Con Variazioni
Mozart: Concerto For Flute & Harp, K 299 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Concerto For Flute & Harp, K 299 - 2. Andantino
Mozart: Concerto For Flute & Harp, K 299 - 3. Rondeau
14th December 2011
“Abbado's supreme affinity for Mozart ensures that these are some of the most satisfying and energising performances you will ever hear.”
“With soloists from his own Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado here demonstrates formidably their virtuosity and sensitivity...The interweaving of soloists is a delight, with Letizia Belmondo on the harp. They are well balanced against the orchestra, so that the glorious melody in the slow movement comes out ravishingly...their crisp precision of ensemble speaks for itself.”
“The present Mozart performances fulfill and even surpass my expectations. The rhythmic ensemble of the four soloists is well-nigh perfect, yet Abbado somehow 'wills' them into not making the works sound too effortless, so that their musical tension is maintained...DG, maestro Abbado and Orchestra Mozart, please continue!”
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