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Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major - Flute Concerto No. 1 G Major - Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major - Oboe Concerto in C Major

Jacob Slagter, Emily Beynon, Gustavo Núñez, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

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"... recorded in the warm acoustics of Waalse Kerk in Amsterdam ... the sterling soloists are first desk players: need more be said?"
- ClassicalCDReview.com

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Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, K. 386b  
1
I. Allegro K. 412
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Jacob Slagter; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Henk Rubingh
4:41
2
II. Allegro K. 514
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Jacob Slagter; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Henk Rubingh
3:45
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K. 313  
3
I. Allegro maestoso
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Emily Beynon; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Henk Rubingh
7:58
4
II. Adagio non troppo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Emily Beynon; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Henk Rubingh
7:42
5
III. Rondo. Tempo di menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Emily Beynon; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Henk Rubingh
7:15
Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191  
6
I. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Gustavo Núñez; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Henk Rubingh
8:01
7
II. Andante ma adagio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Gustavo Núñez; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Henk Rubingh
6:26
8
III. Rondo. Tempo di menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Gustavo Núñez; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Henk Rubingh
4:04
Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 271k  
9
I. Allegro aperto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Alexei Ogrintchouk; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Henk Rubingh
6:44
10
II. Adagio non troppo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Alexei Ogrintchouk; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Henk Rubingh
7:52
11
III. Rondo. Allegretto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Alexei Ogrintchouk; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Henk Rubingh
5:51
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:19
"The performances are stylish and idiomatic while employing modern instruments. Sound is warm and accurate, with notable spaciousness and savory timbres, especially in the solos. ... the selection of concertos should prove especially pleasing ... on all counts: music, performance, sound, this is an excellent CD."
- Fanfare

This album features four Mozart wind concertos, for horn, flute, bassoon and oboe, performed by top soloists with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra. There are many parallels between Mozart's solo concertos and his arias. By harmonizing virtuosity and dramatic expression, Mozart portrayed different characters in an ingenious manner. The “vocal” nature of the solo parts is, logically, strongly present in the works for wind instruments. After all, singing is based on breathing; naturally this is also the case in wind music.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording producer: Everett Porter
Balance engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen
Recording engineer : Jean-Marie Geijsen
Editing : Ientje Mooij
Recording venue: Waalse Kerk (Église Wallon), Amsterdam, 20-22/9/2005

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Neumann km 130, Schoeps mk25, DPA 4006, with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics.
Microphone pre-amps: Custom build by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter.
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies 5.0
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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