Mozart - Violin Concertos 3, 4 & 5 | Naxos 8573513

Mozart - Violin Concertos 3, 4 & 5

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573513

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 27th May 2016

Contents

About

Mozart wrote his Violin Concertos in 1775 while still living in his home town of Salzburg and in service to Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Colloredo. Mozart had already toured internationally and found his parochial environment restricting, but as ever he rose above circumstances to create sublime and thrillingly unconventional masterpieces filled with wit and charm. The finely sustained melodic expression of each Concerto’s slow centre provides the perfect foil for inventive sparkle in outer movements that include a cheeky reference to the opera Il re pastore in K216, and an exotic ‘Turkish’ moment in the finale of K219.

All cadenzas written by Henning Kraggerud

Reviews

Here’s a Naxos recording of standard classical repertoire that would make any full-price label proud. Henning Kraggerud is soloist and director in Mozart’s violin concertos 3, 4 and 5, creating a breezy but neat partnership with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. The performances are light and energetic. Kraggerud’s tone is eloquent and beautiful, marrying richness in the low notes with sweetness at the top, and he plays his own long, sparky cadenzas.  Erica Jeal
The Guardian 24 June 2016

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