Mozart - Gran Partita; Haydn - Notturno | Linn CKD516

Mozart - Gran Partita; Haydn - Notturno

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Label: Linn

Cat No: CKD516

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 22nd April 2016

Contents

Artists

Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble

Conductor

Trevor Pinnock

Works

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Nocturnes (8), Hob.II:25-32
» no.8 in G major, Hob.II:27

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Serenade no.10 in B flat major, K361 'Gran Partita'

Artists

Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble

Conductor

Trevor Pinnock

About

For over four decades Trevor Pinnockís name has been virtually synonymous with the early-music movement and, with a critically acclaimed Deutsche Grammophon discography of almost all the composerís orchestral works, Mozart. Here he inspires fantastically insightful performances of two favourites by two Classical masters performed here on modern instruments with the very best of the next generation of wind players: the Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble.

The ĎGran Partitaí is Mozartís largest and arguably his most innovative instrumental work; it demonstrates the sensitivity of the colours of wind instruments in a score of unsurpassed variety. The driving principles are sonority, colour, texture, concertante effects, the juxtaposition of contrasting styles, and the mutability of musical ideas. Pinnock brings his wealth of experience to his first recording of the composerís great wind masterpiece.

The nocturnes of Mozartís mentor Haydn magnificently blend the timbres of strings and woodwind with unerring dramatic instinct. The work has all the scintillating argumentativeness and wit that one might expect of mature Haydn, whilst the central Adagio is sublime.

Reviews

Chamber music for winds doesnít get better than the mighty Gran Partita Ė 50 minutes of Mozart at his most sublimely tuneful and blithe. And from their glowing first chord to the extravagantly mellow colours of the variations to the deft fizz of the finale, this is seriously impressive playing from students of the Royal Academy of Music under Trevor Pinnock.  Kate Molleson
The Guardian 6 May 2016

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