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Amsterdam Mozart Players

Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat

  • Type CD
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385399223
  • Catalog number CCS 3992
  • Release date 19 August 2002
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Mozart composed his first real Sinfonia concertante in 1778, while travelling with his mother via Munich, Augsburg and Mannheim to Paris. It was precisely in these parts that the Sinfonia concertante reigned supreme. Prior to his first venture in the form, Mozart had already completed a concerto for several soloists, namely the Come,-tone in C (KV 190, later renumbered 166b and KV8:186E). The date of the autograph has been identified as "May 31, 1774". The term 'Concertone' could be translated as 'large concerto', or, in other words, a 'concerto' that offers more than is 'normal'. In the first place, we find in this work not only two solo violins, but also a solo oboe and on several occasions even a cello solo. Secondly, the Concertone is composed for a rather larger orchestra, with -aside from the previously named soloists- a second oboe, two horns, two trumpets (undoubtedly accompanied by kettledrums, even if Mozart did not score for them) and a string orchestra. Finally, the Concertone is a 'show piece' of gallant and learned techniques, in the tradition of the Southern German music that Mozart had come to know in Salzburg. In many respects, the Concertone bears clear resemblance to the early symphonies of Joseph Haydn and the concertante works of father Leopold Mozart. However, Mozart may have borrowed the title from the 'concertones' of the Czechoslovakian composer Josef Myslivecek (1737-1781) -well loved in Salzburg- whose work was well known to him. The rather strict Mannheim symphonic style, the Czechoslovakian concertante technique and the elegant Divertimento quality continually seem to flow into one another. It is no coincidence that Leopold Mozart listed the Concertone together with for instance the Hajnermusik (KV 250) and the Lodronische Nachtrnusiken (KV 247 and KV 287). There are many concertante passages in each....

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    Sinfonia Concertante in A Major, K. 104: Allegro
     
    09:55
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    Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat Major, K. 364 I. Allegro Maestoso
     
    13:04
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    Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat Major, K. 364 II. Andante
     
    09:41
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    Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat Major, K. 364 III. Presto
     
    06:21
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    Concertone in C Major, K. 190 I. Allegro Spirituoso
     
    08:37
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    Concertone in C Major, K. 190 II. Andantino Grazioso
     
    10:40
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    Concertone in C Major, K. 190 III. Tempo di Menuetto
     
    08:54

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