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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concertos 1, 5 & Sinfonia concertante – Vilde Frang, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concertos 1, 5 & Sinfonia concertante – Vilde Frang, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 01:17:25 minutes | 725 MB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | © Parlophone
Recorded: 3–5 April 2014, St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London

Following the success of her discs of Romantic and Late Romantic repertoire, Vilde Frang has recorded Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 1 and 5 ‘Turkish’ and the Sinfonia Concertante K364, enabling music lovers to hear the Norwegian violinist perform Classical repertoire on disc for the first time. The impetus for this album was a 2012 orchestral tour of Asia conducted by Jonathan Cohen in which Vilde performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. The vibrancy of their musical collaboration was something both artists were keen to repeat and commit to disc. Jonathan Cohen’s chamber orchestra, Arcangelo, proved the ideal partner, joined by violist Maxim Rysanov in the Sinfonia Concertante.

Today we tend to think of Mozart as a keyboard virtuoso but he was also an accomplished violinist. Indeed, in 1769, aged 13, he was appointed honorary concertmaster of the Salzburg Court Orchestra. For many years, it was believed that Mozart composed all five of his violin concertos in 1775, but analysis of handwriting and of the manuscript paper suggests the actual date of the first concerto, K207, was 1773. Filled with brilliant passage work, it is generally characterised by high spirits and is filled with dazzling semiquaver and demisemiquaver passages reflecting the influence of such Baroque Italian virtuosi and composers as Pietro Nardini, Pietro Locatelli and Gaetano Pugnani.

Each of Mozart’s subsequent violin concertos, all composed in 1775, is longer and on a larger scale than the preceding one. By the fifth and last, he had created a work still clearly within the Classical concerto tradition yet, in terms of both length and technical demands, approaching the instrumental concertos of the century to come. The Concerto No. 5 K219 is often referred to as the “Turkish” because of its frenzied Allegro section in the middle of the final movement.

Mozart was experimenting with the cross-over form between symphony and concerto during a tour of Europe in 1779. The result was his Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, composed in Salzburg that same year and probably the greatest of his concertante works. The eminent musicologist Alfred Einstein called it Mozart’s “crowning achievement in the field of the violin concerto” and added that, “Every trace of galanterie has disappeared” to be replaced by the “revelation of the deepest feeling.”

“Frang is a brilliant arrival on the violin scene…Her extrovert personality shines through in the rarely heard Mozart first violin concerto… Jonathan Cohen’s direction makes the most of the breathtakingly original textures of [the K364] duo concerto.” –The Observer, UK

Tracklist:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat K207 (Cadenzas: Jonathan Cohen)
1 I. Allegro moderato 6.37
2 II. Adagio 7.17
3 III. Presto 5.29
Violin Concerto No.5 in A K219 (Cadenzas: Joachim)
4 I. Allegro aperto 9.43
5 II. Adagio 9.49
6 III. Rondeau: Tempo di menuetto 8.37
Sinfonia concertante in E flat K364 (Cadenzas: Mozart)
7 I. Allegro maestoso 12.46
8 II. Andante 10.47
9 III. Presto 5.54

Personnel:
Vilde Frang, violin
Maxim Rysanov, viola (7-9)
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen, conductor

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