About the album
It was a joy and an honour to record Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante – such a beautifully crafted masterpiece with those memorable, elegant and distinctive themes in the first movement and both soloists weaving in and out of symphonic textures, the remarkable poignancy of the second movement with its dramatic dialogue which is then dispersed by sheer delight and comic playfulness in the Presto.
Delving into these moods was personally enriching and helped me gain a little bit more insight into Mozart's genius and being. Pavlo and I had the extreme good fortune to play a Strad each! Generously loaned to us by the Royal Academy of Music for this project, we savoured every minute of having these esteemed and valuable instruments in our hands! 'Mine' is a proud instrument which demands careful negotiation and warming before it will expose it's beautiful colours. An amazing experience in itself to play an instrument like this, it was even more of an event when the two Strads met and 'spoke' to each other with a feeling of being acquainted, perhaps not for the first time...
11Violin Concerto in G Allegro moderato
12Violin Concerto in G Adagio
13Violin Concerto in G Allegro
14Sinfonia Concertante Allegro maestoso
15Sinfonia Concertante Andante
16Sinfonia Concertante Presto
17Violin Concerto in C Allegro moderato
18Violin Concerto in C Adagio
19Violin Concerto in C Presto