Mozart: Serenade No 10 for winds 'Gran Partita'
Catalogue Number LSO5075
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
***** 'A virtuosic live performance'
**** 'Playful articulation and beautifully graded dynamic ranges.'
BBC Music Magazine
**** ‘The sound has a comfortable feel to it and the band blends warmly in the fully scored passages.’
‘Forty-eight minutes of fun!’
‘The recorded sound is lovely [and the Ensemble’s] playing is characterful and masterful throughout.’
‘The LSO Wind Ensemble play with great spirit and energy… a splendid offering all around.’
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.
|Performers||LSO Wind Ensemble|
2. Menuetto. Tios
4. Menuetto: Allegretto. Trios
6. Theme and Variations
7. Finale: Molto allegro