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Six years of recording silence comes to an end! Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the 18th-Century make their return in style on Glossa, a collaboration that produced all the orchestra's output between 1997 and 2002. Five new titles are planned over the next 18 months.These new live recordings originate from tours of Brazil and the Netherlands, with Thomas Zehetmair on top form and offering a lesson in boundless musicality. Playing a 1730 Stradivarius with a classical-period bow, Mozart's music sounds fresher than ever, supported by a period band that has lost nothing of its energy since its foundation back in 1981.As a distinctive extra to the complete set of violin concertos, Zehetmair and Ruth Killius engage in a superb version of the Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. New sumptuous design and packaging for this latest installment of Glossa's Grand Tour series.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major, K. 207
I. Allegro moderato
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
II. Andante cantabile
III. Rondo: Andante grazioso
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, "Turkish"
I. Allegro aperto - Adagio - Allegro aperto
III. Tempo di menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E flat major, K. 364
I. Allegro maestoso
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
III. Rondeau: Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211
I. Allegro moderato
III. Rondo: Allegro
21 February 2009
“Zehetmair makes an extraordinary sound, small and light and yet able to hold your attention at every moment.”
“Thomas Zehetmair is altogether more gracious and urbane in performances recorded over a five-year period… His tone is sweet and subtly varied, his phrasing always alive, with those tiny nuances more naturally achieved with the shorter, lighter Classical bow. I enjoyed the darkly majestic Sinfonia concertante... both for the characteristically vivid orchestral contribution and the sensitive interplay between violinist and the attractive, husky-toned viola of Ruth Killus.”
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