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Concertos for horn
Concerto for bassoon

Louis-Philippe Marsolais, horn
Mathieu Lussier, bassoon
Mathieu Lussier, conductor

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• The distinctive colors of wind instruments can be heard in almost every line in the masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.   From 1781 until his death in 1791, Mozart wrote the equivalent of five concertos for horn – four practically complete concertos, and some fragments; the works in this sequence track his evolving style.

• Canadian horn player Louis-Philippe Marsolais performs the four complete concertos for horn edited by musicologist Robert D. Levin.   Joining Mr. Marsolais are Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Mathieu Lussier.

• The Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191 that concludes this album was Mozart’s first concerto for a wind instrument.   Conductor Mathieu Lussier, also a well-known bassoonist, performs this concerto.

• Les Violons du Roy’s discography boasts 32 titles, including three Juno Award–winning albums and one Félix Award winner.   Twelve recordings have appeared on the ATMA label.

• A renowned recitalist, concert and chamber musician, Louis-Philippe Marsolais performs regularly in North America, Europe and Asia.   He was awarded three prizes at the prestigious Munich Competition in 2005, and also won numerous first prizes in national and international competitions, including the Geneva Competition, the Mozart Competition of Rovereto and the Concours international de cor de Trévoux.

Concerto pour cor n° 2
en mi bémol majeur, K. 417

Concerto for horn No. 2 in E flat major    
1. I. Allegro     6:18
2. II. Andante     3:05
3. III. Rondo: Allegro*     3:56

Concerto pour cor n° 3
en mi bémol majeur, K. 447

Concerto for horn No. 3 in E flat major
4. I. Allegro*     6:49
5. II. Romance: Larghetto     4:01
6. III.Allegrov3:25

Concerto pour cor n° 4
en mi bémol majeur, K. 495

Concerto for horn No. 4 in E flat major
7. I. Allegro maestoso     8:03
8. II. Romance: Adante cantabile     4:27
9. III. Rondo: Allegro vivace*     3:29

Concerto pour cor n° 1
en ré majeur, K. 412 (386b)
Concerto for horn No. 1 in D major
10 I. [Allegro]     4:33
11 II. Rondo: Allegro*     3:40

Rondo pour cor en
mi bémol majeur, K. 371
Rondo for horn in E fěat major
12 I. Allegro*     6:02

Concerto pour basson en si bémol
majeur, K. 191 (186e)

Concerto for bassoon in B fiat major
13 I. Allegro**     7:12
14 II. Andante ma adagio**     7:08
15 III. Rondo:Tenipo di Menuetto     3:52

Cadences: Louis Philippe Marsolais*
Cadences: Mathieu Lussier**
Edition Robert D. Levin***

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