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Mozart: 'Gran Partita' – LSO Live

Mozart: Serenade No 10 for winds 'Gran Partita'

  • Catalogue Number LSO5075
    UPC 822231507529

    James Mallinson producer
    Classic Sound Ltd engineering, editing, mixing & mastering

    Recorded live in DSD 128fs at LSO St Luke's, 15th October 2015

    Programme notes in English / Notes de programme en français / Einführungstexte auf Deutsch
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    ‘The recorded sound is lovely [and the Ensemble’s] playing is characterful and masterful throughout.’
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    ‘The LSO Wind Ensemble play with great spirit and energy… a splendid offering all around.’
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LSO Wind Ensemble

In the 1984 film Amadeus the composer Salieri's first encounter with Mozart is at a performance of the 'Gran Partita'. Salieri is astonished that the music's great beauty could be so at odds with Mozart's rather vulgar reputation. Yet this seven-movement tour de force, exquisite and well crafted, is quite simply music no other composer could have written.

Composer   Mozart
Performers   LSO Wind Ensemble

Serenade No 10 for winds, K. 361, 'Gran Partita'
1. Largo - Molto allegro 
2. Menuetto. Tios
3. Adagio
4. Menuetto: Allegretto. Trios
5. Romance
6. Theme and Variations
7. Finale: Molto allegro

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